The facts about Copaiba

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! 

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  • Aleks Reply

    Realy keento buy copaiba doterra not a member

  • Debra Goodman Reply

    Would like to try copaiba oil for health and pain relief please.

    • Sarah Rolfe

      Sarah Rolfe Reply

      Hey there, Debra, great to hear from you. Drop me a line at with your postal address and I can get a sample to you.

  • Apolonia Reply

    Incredible! This blog looks exactly like my old one! It’s on a entirely different topic but it has pretty much the same page layout and design. Excellent choice of colors!

    • Sarah Rolfe

      Sarah Rolfe Reply

      Thanks, Apolonia! WordPress seems to be the choice for bloggers!

  • Jen Reply

    Have heard good things about Copaiba and would like a sample please – autoimmune diseases – not a member of Doterra – thank you

    • Sarah Rolfe

      Sarah Rolfe Reply

      Hey Jen, thanks for dropping by. I’ll pop you an email, cheers!

  • Stan Whipps Reply

    I have copd will this oil help me ??

    • Sarah Rolfe

      Sarah Rolfe Reply

      Hi Stan, taken internally, Copaiba essential oil supports the health of the cardiovascular, immune, digestive, nervous, and respiratory systems.

  • David currie Reply

    We purchased a bottle I am amazed pain gone so we are going to join up great for pain relief thank you

    • Sarah Rolfe

      Sarah Rolfe Reply

      That’s wonderful, David! Happy to help you out if you don’t already have a doTERRA connection.

  • Cecila Reply

    My spouse and I went here coming from a different website and thought I might check things out. I like what I see so i am just following you. Look forward to finding out about your web page for a second time.

    • Sarah Rolfe

      Sarah Rolfe Reply

      Hi Cecila, thanks for stopping by! Please let me know if there is anything I can help you with. Please subscribe to my newsletter as well! I’d be happy to send you information on doTERRA essential oils if you need me to.

  • Paul Cairns Reply

    Hi, I would like some info etc re this product. Not a member and haven’t tried this product yet.

    • Sarah Rolfe

      Sarah Rolfe Reply

      Hi there, Paul. Thanks for stopping by! I’ll pop you an email with some options.

  • Eliseo Reply

    Howdy! Do you use Twitter? I’d like to follow you if that would be okay. I’m undoubtedly enjoying your blog and look forward to new updates.

  • Gwendolyn Sueltenfuss Reply

    That is a great tip especially to those new to the blogosphere.Brief but very accurate info… Thank you for sharing this one.A must read post!

    • Sarah Rolfe

      Sarah Rolfe Reply

      Hi Carmen, thanks for stopping by! I take 3 drops of Copaiba every day in an empty gel cap. I’ll pop you an email with some more info.

  • Vanessa Carslake Reply

    I would love a sample to try for migraines! I want to get frankincense for that too. Any others you’d recommend? Not a doterra member

    • Sarah Rolfe

      Sarah Rolfe Reply

      Hey Vanessa! Thanks for stopping by – I will pop you an email with some details about oils that may help you.

  • Julie Woodman Reply

    I read on one site that Copaiba can be used for arthritis pain, but none of the info here or elsewhere mentions this. Is the effect immediate, or does it build up?
    Also, does Copiaba help with insomnia, and how quickly does it take effect?
    Cannabis capsules taken internally need careful timing – it’s quite tricky. Can take up to two hours before you feel anything, and according to a friend who uses them for sleep, must be taken on an empty stomach.

    • Sarah Rolfe

      Sarah Rolfe Reply

      Hi Julie, we need to keep our language compliant and avoid using specific medical conditions, however, I have heard people have used this oil for that condition. I use Copaiba in my sleep blend, along with other oils and it works very well for me.

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