How to Use Copiaba Essential Oil

Physical benefits of copaiba essential oil

Copaiba essential oil packs some of the highest anti-inflammatory properties of all the essential oils studied. Copaiba does this by disrupting pro-inflammatory cytokines secretion. In Ecuador and Brazil, where copaiba is harvested, it is believed to amplify the effects of the other essential oils combined with it. Layering this oil on top of or adding it to your other blends is ideal for anyone who has tender meridian alarm points (indicating inflammation in a meridian). It is also recommended for the master Body-Feedback inflammation alarm point.*

As evidenced by copaiba essential oil’s ability to benefit acne and ulcers, this oil supports healthy epithelial tissue regeneration. In addition to skin cells, epithelial tissue lines the hollow areas of the body and many of the endocrine glands. Copaiba stimulates the body and mind by providing cortisol-like properties that energize cells. This oil is prefect for supporting adrenal fatigue and aging because it energizes, prevents inflammation, and targets the brain.*

Copaiba essential oil has a mild aroma and blends easily with other essential oils. Using a few drops of this oil in the morning can help get your day going and adds a pleasant flavor to your favorite morning beverage (as long as manufacturer approves for internal use). It also is easily tolerated with external application; and remember to dilute if you have sensitive skin.*

Emotional benefits of copaiba essential oil

Copaiba, as with other oils high in sesquiterpenes, targets the brain and emotional health. The combination of high sesquiterpenes, high anti-inflammatory properties, and a very mild aroma creates a powerful oil for soothing and cooling heated emotions. Michelle’s favorite application for this oil–to address and soothe stored memories of physical or emotional trauma–is to apply a few drops to tender or deficient divots on the head or scalp. Copaiba oil holds adaptogenic properties, which encourages the body and mind to come to a place of balance and harmony in every situation.*

Test copaiba essential oil to any of the following Body-Feedback areas:

  • Any reactive Body-Feedback area, due to the adaptogenic and harmonizing properties of this oil 

*Statements in this paragraph have not been evaluated by the FDA. The FDA regards Copiaba Essential Oil as generally safe for human consumption.

Always discuss with your medical doctor before using any alternative medicines, natural supplements, or vitamins. All information and content provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to substitute advice given by a pharmacist, physician, or other licensed health-care professional. This information is not intended to treat or diagnose a health problem or disease.

Copaiba essential oil research articles:

Study demonstrates strong evidences that copaiba’s anti-inflammatory activity is related to the inhibition of pro-inflammatory cytokines secretion.

Gelmini F, Beretta G, Anselmi C, Centini M, Magni P, Ruscica M, Cavalchini A, Maffei Facino R. GC-MS profiling of the phytochemical constituents of the oleoresin from Copaifera langsdorffii Desf. and a preliminary in vivo evaluation of its antipsoriatic effect. Int J Pharm. 2013 Jan 20;440(2):170-8. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpharm.2012.08.021. Epub 2012 Aug 20. PubMed PMID: 22939967.


Copaiba research study illustrates a significant decrease in acne in the areas treated with copaiba essential oil preparation

da Silva AG, Puziol Pde F, Leitao RN, Gomes TR, Scherer R, Martins ML, Cavalcanti AS, Cavalcanti LC. Application of the essential oil from copaiba (Copaifera langsdori Desf.) for acne vulgaris: a double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial. Altern Med Rev. 2012 Mar;17(1):69-75. PubMed PMID: 22502624.


Study demonstrates copaiba resin-oil and essential oil are promising candidates for the treatment of Staphylococcus and Candida fungal resistant infections

Alencar EN, Xavier-Júnior FH, Morais AR, Dantas TR, Dantas-Santos N, Verissimo LM, Rehder VL, Chaves GM, Oliveira AG, Egitol ES. Chemical Characterization and Antimicrobial Activity Evaluation of Natural Oil Nanostructured Emulsions. J Nanosci Nanotechnol. 2015 Jan;15(1):880-8. PubMed PMID: 26328453.


A comparative study on the chemical composition and anti-inflammatory activity of copaiba oils 

a Departamento de Química, Instituto de Ciências Exatas, Universidade Federal do Amazonas, Av. Gal. Rodrigo Octávio Jordão Ramos 3000, Japiim, 69077-000 Manaus, Brazil

b Instituto de Química, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, CT, Bloco A, Cidade Universitária, Ilha do Fundão, 21945-970 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

c Laboratório de Química de Produtos Naturais e Farmacologia Aplicada, Far-Manguinhos, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Rua Sizenando Nabuco 100, 21041-250 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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