Copaiba Essential Oil – Whole Body Wellness

There has been a lot of controversy surrounding the use of medical marijuana, CBD oil and other products that contain THC. Having a product like Doterra’s Copaiba is a wonderful natural option because it doesn’t contain THC. It is derived from the resin or sap of the copaiba tree in South America. It is also sourced from 4 species of Copaiba trees to make it more therapeutically effective. Most suppliers only include up to 2 species.

Copaiba has been around for a long time. It dates back to the 16 th century and has similar properties to black pepper essential oil, but is different because it affects the cannabinoid receptors in the body. Because of this, Copaiba essential oil is known best for its natural pain-relieving properties and nervous system support. It can be compared to CBD oil because it contains the chemical component beta-caryophyllene (BCP), which is a cannabinoid found in Cannabis or Hemp plants.

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The nervous system, organs, tissues and even the immune system contain cannabinoid receptors. The receptors in each is responsible for different tasks. There are two types of cannabinoid receptors, the CB1 and CB2 types. CB1 is the type that THC interacts with and causes the psychotropic effects while CB2 receptors do not. The main compound in CBD oil and Copaiba essential, BCP, acts directly on the CB2 receptors of the body found mostly in the immune system. This makes it a natural anti-inflammatory according to a study published in The Journal of Ethnopharmacology.

Differences between CBD and Copaiba

The difference between CBD oil and Doterra’s Copaiba oil is that Copaiba is less expensive than CBD and contains no THC. While BCP is the main component responsible for Copaiba’s bioactive properties, there are many other properties in Copaiba thanks to its diterpenes that support other systems in the body. Doterra has extensively tested Copaiba essential oil, and they do more testing than any other essential oil company. You can trust that their product is the most potent and safe available. They make sure that their oils are 100% pure, organic and do not contain pesticides, heavy metals and other contaminants.


Though Copaiba is most known for its pain and anti-inflammatory properties, it is also good for the following health concerns:

  • Digestive Support

  • Skin Health

  • Respiratory Support

  • Cardiovascular Health

  • Emotional Support

  • Antioxidant – Cell Support

  • Immune Support

  • Nervous System Support

How to use

1. Diffuse

Copaiba essential oil can be diffused for any of the above health concerns. Use 2 drops per 100 ml of water. Many diffusers hold 200 ml, and you would use a total of 4 drops. Using the right amount of oils is important because they are very concentrated. More is not better.

I love to diffuse Copaiba essential oil for its rich scent along with its antioxidant properties. Try diffusing 2 drops of Copaiba oil with 2 drops of any of the following oils: lavender, black pepper, frankincense, grapefruit, lemon, ylang ylang, cypress, or eucalyptus. I’m diffusing it today with Eucalyptus and Console. Copaiba calms anxious feelings.

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2. Take Orally

You can also take Copaiba internally for the above health uses. It is not always best to take essential oils internally, but Copaiba can be effectively used this way, especially for joint pain. Be careful to consult with your physician and use only 1 to 2 drops up to 4 times a day. The safest way is to put it into a vegetable capsule with olive oil or put it into a spoon of edible coconut oil or honey. Some will place a drop or two under the tongue or in an 8 oz. glass of water or cup of tea. Taken orally, Copaiba provides support for the cardiovascular, immune, digestive, nervous and respiratory systems and can provide pain and inflammation relief.

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3. Apply to Skin

You can apply a few drops of Copaiba directly to the area of concern such as the knees or back. Apply it where there is pain or other symptomology. It is a good idea to use a few drops of coconut oil applied first if you have skin sensitivity and to be able to apply it to a greater surface area. If your skin is not sensitive, and you use it by itself, it will work more quickly. If you use it with the coconut oil, it will last longer. I have found Copaiba to be especially helpful for relieving mine and my client’s joint pain. You can use it alone or combine it with Wintergreen for an even greater effect. Nerve conditions like carpal tunnel, migraines, fibromyalgia and neuropathy are other conditions that seem to respond very well to Copaiba oil. Copaiba oil is also very good for the skin, and a drop can be applied to the skin for a clear, smooth complexion.

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Incredibly Versatile Oil

If you like CBD oil, or want to address health issues discussed above, try Copaiba essential oil today. Doterra’s Copaiba contains about 25% more betacaryophyllene (the main component) than regular CBD oil to provide even more pain relief and whole body wellness. It contains no THC, is economical, 100% organic, sourced from its natural habitat, and readily available at

I can’t wait for you to try it! If you need more pain relief or nerve support, send me a message on my Contact page to learn more about proprietary blends made just for you.


*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.