Copaiba essential oil is very promising for a wide range of health benefits. You may have heard it has similarities with cannabis oil, and it does to some extent. But it’s completely legal. So what are the similarities? The interaction the oil has with the CB1 and CB2 cannabinoid receptors. We all have cannabinoid receptors in our bodies and they crucial to our bodily functions. Cannabinoid receptors are found in the brain, organs, tissues, glands and immune cells. In each tissue, the cannabinoid system performs different tasks, but the goal is always the same: homeostasis. We have two different types of receptors – CB1 and CB2.
CB1 activation, caused by THC (found in cannabis) and other similar cannabinoids, results in a psychoactive drug high. On the other hand, CB2 activation by Beta-caryophyllene (BCP), a sesquiterpene compound known for its unique ability to interact with CB2 but not CB1 receptors has produced results showing promising therapeutic benefits. Like many other cannabinoids and terpenes, BCP targets the body’s CB2 receptors, ignoring the CB1 receptors that are involved in supplying the high associated with cannabis and, more specifically, the THC cannabinoid. Copaiba essential oil has the ability to deliver major benefits without giving you the high.
Copaiba essential oil contains BCP, which is the main compound in cannabis that makes it therapeutic for pain relief. It interacts with CB2 receptors (endocrine and immune systems) without negatively interacting with CB1 receptors (brain and central nervous systems). It contains the highest amount of BCP of any known essential oil, at 55%.
doTERRA Copaiba essential:
dōTERRA produce this essential oil from the resin of the 4 copaifera species: reticulata, officinalis, coriacea, and langsdorffii. It is sourced from ethically sustainable sources in the Amazon. So what’s the price difference between cannabis oil and Copaiba essential oil? For a start, cannabis oil is not legally sold in Australia. You can purchase it online from overseas, for around US$60 per gram. A 15mL bottle of Copaiba essential oil will set you back only $52. Quite a price difference!
Properties of Copaiba essential:
- Anti-inflammatory – widely touted as the best anti-inflammatory substance
- Cicatrizant – promotes healing of injuries by faster formation of scar or scabs
- Disinfectant – assists in cleaning out wounds, scrapes etc to prevent any infection by pathogens
- Astringent – shrinks skin tissue
- Expectorant – aids in expelling phlegm
- Diuretic – taken internally, it can act as a diuretic
- Hypotensive – aids in lowering down blood pressure
Fun fact about Copaiba essential oil:
Copaiba is considered to be one of the most anti-inflammatory substances on earth, and yet much of the world only uses it as a lacquer or varnish.
How to purchase Copaiba essential oil:
If you would like to purchase dōTERRA Copaiba essential oil, it is now available in Australia for $52 wholesale and $69 retail. Click here for details on how to purchase this essential oil at wholesale prices. If you think your health may benefit from Copaiba essential oil, get in touch with me – this truly is a wonder oil!