Following his vision to distill and research new essential oils, Gary Young began learning about plants from the rain forest which were traditionally used as medicine by the native people of Ecuador. One of these exciting discoveries is Copaiba which I am spotlighting below.
Copaiba essential oil is extracted from the oleoresin of several different species of Copaifera, including multijuga, langsdorffii, and reticulata. Traditionally used in Native American recipes, today copaiba is featured in European and North American pharmacopeias.
This powerful essential oil is recognized for aiding digestion and supporting the body’s natural response to injury or irritation.
Copaiba is the only essential oil extracted through tapping, similar to how rubber and maple are obtained. Once tapped, the copaiba resin is distilled to produce a clear essential oil that has a rich, uplifting, woody smell. Only copaiba essential oil found near the Amazon rain forest basin contains the optimal natural compounds needed for a Young Living Therapeutic Grade essential oil.
Gas Chromatograph and Mass Spectrometer testing shows copaiba contains high levels of beta caryophyllene, gamma elemene, and alpha humalene, which aids the natural processes of redness and irritation of body tissue.
+ Aids in comforting common digestion
discomforts when taken internally.
+ Helps the body regulate its natural immune
How To Use
Internally: 1–3 drops up to three times daily as
Topical: 1–2 drops on desired area.
Did You Know?
+ Virtually all companies who offer copaiba or
copal sell only the tree resin, not the distilled
+ Copaiba resin (what is tapped from the
copaiba tree) has been used for hundreds
of years as an incense in some Central and
South American cultures. Copaiba oleoresin
and essential oil was first recorded in
European medicine journals in 1625.
+ Copaiba essential oil contains the highest
amounts of beta caryophyllene (55 percent)
of any known essential oil.
If you are nursing, pregnant, taking medication,
or have a medical condition, consult a
physician before using.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q Is copaiba found in any Young Living blends?
A Copaiba is a key ingredient in the Deep Relief™
and Breath Again™ Essential Oil Roll-Ons.
Q How did Young Living decide on the copaiba
from the savanna portion of the Amazon rain
A Young Living sourcing specialists have
traveled the world sampling different copaiba
essential oil samples. Each batch was put
through state-of-the-art Gas Chromatograph
and Mass Spectrometer tests. Gary Young
selected species of Copaifera from South
America to maximize levels of beta
caryophyllene, the key active ingredient in
the essential oil.
Young Living Essential Oils are available at wholesale, preferred customer, and customer prices on my website or contact me via the Ask The Aromatherapist message box on my sidebar for more information.
Yours in wellness, purpose, and abundance,