Copaiba Oil. A truly better therapeutic alternative to cannabidiol

Copaiba Oil. A truly better therapeutic alternative to cannabidiol

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If you’ve heard about the new essential oil ‘Copaiba’ that doTERRA have released, you may be as excited as I am. 

I’ve worked with doTERRA now for some time and I’ve never been so excited by an oil before. Personally I’m most excited about creating a protocol for my Mamma-Bear using this oil to support her immune system that has been under extreme stress for decades alongside heavy medications on top of that.

I know that this is such an incredible oil for supporting the nervous system, supporting the muscular skeletal system, immune and cardiovascular system.

The key compound in Copaiba oil is known as BCP (Beta-Caryophyllene) and is in fact one of the three compounds – and one of the most effective – that is found in Cannabis Oil (CBD).

BCP has been extensively studied to modulate the body’s response to irritation.
The doTERRA oil combines four types of copaiba resin – the only company in the world to do so – and is the most therapeutic grade copaiba on the market.

Copiaba interacts with the CB 2 receptors in our endocannabinoid system. Unlike CBD (cannabidiol) it reacts directly with those receptors. CBD reacts with a naturally occuring enzyme that then reacts with our CB 2 receptors.
The benefits of Copaiba are that it does not react with our CB 1 receptors and will not cause any of the highs associated with THC. It comes from a tree in the Amazon and so there is no risk of contamination with THC. Also, the chemical constituent BCP (beta-carophallyene) is easier to extract from the plant material then CBD giving a more consistent chemical profile. This is important when using an oil for therapeutic benefit.

Dr. Eric.Z says:
“Copaiba Oil has been studied to have a peripheral and central antinociceptive effect. Meaning that the oil blocks the detection of painful or injurious stimulus. “

Aromatherapist Ruth Gough says: “One would be hard-pressed to find an ailment that would be better served by Cannabidiol (CBD).”

It has already changed my sister’s life. In one week Copiaba has given her more relief then she has had in 10 years of traditional management for her muscle and nerve discomfort.

And direct from users: 

Alison: “It has already changed my sister’s life. In one week Copiaba has given her more relief then she has had in 10 years of traditional management for her muscle and nerve discomfort.

Molly: “Holy Mother of Oils!!!

I was spending $385 a month on another oil (Yes a 30 day supply for $385!) that doTERRA does not sell to get relief from the years of abuse my spine took through sports and a terrible automobile accident. Its effects would wear off after about 14 hours. But, WOW! This oil here is $35 (USD) with your wholesale doTERRA account and 2-3 drops 2-3 times a day is giving me the same results. I am blown away. It interacts with the endocannabinoid system similarly to other options that I mentioned above (not available in Australia) but for a fraction of the price and with zero negative side effects.

If some days you just wish you could make those nagging over-stimulated nerves just stop, this is the oil for you. I wish I could say more but because I sell doTERRA oils I have to limit the way I share my personal experience. This is so good for so much.

And the other oil made me drowsy. Not so with this oil!”.

Peer Reviewed Case Studies: 

Here is an incredible download on a Parkinsons Study you may want to review. The crux being:

“In this study, we provide the first experimental evidence that COR is an anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective agent following an acute damage to the CNS. COR sesquiterpenes, including β -caryophyllene, are likely responsible for the antiinflammatory and neuroprotective eff ects here described.  Considering that β -caryophyllene is already an FDA-approved food additive, these natural sesquiterpenes have an enormous potential to decrease the burden of inflammation-induced damage following neural and nonneural diseases.”

Here is a link to a peer-reviewed case study on acne using Copaiba Essential Oil from Pubmed.

Application of the essential oil from copaiba (Copaifera langsdori Desf.) for acne vulgaris: a double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial. With the conclusion?

“There was a highly significant decrease in the surface affected with acne in the areas treated with the 1.0% copaiba essential oil preparation. “


Copaiba essential oil is derived from the resin of the copaiba tree which can grow upwards of more than 100 feet and can be found in tropical South America. Copaiba oil is widely used in cosmetic products including soaps, creams, lotions, and perfumes. Since the 16th century, copaiba essential oil has been utilized in traditional health practices by the natives of north and northeastern Brazil. Similar to Black Pepper essential oil, Copaiba can help soothe anxious feelings and it can be applied to the skin to promote a clear, smooth complexion.

Taken internally, Copaiba essential oil supports the health of the cardiovascular, immune, digestive, nervous, and respiratory systems.* Although Copaiba does not contain cannabinoids, the main component caryophyllene may be neuroprotective and have cardiovascular and immune benefits.* It’s also a powerful antioxidant that promotes immune health.*

Primary Benefits

  • Supports the health of the cardiovascular, immune, digestive and respiratory systems*
  • Powerful antioxidant*
  • Helps calm, soothe, and support the nervous system*
  • Promotes clear, smooth skin and reduces the appearance of blemishes

Aromatic Description

Spicy, woody

Collection Method

Steam distillation

Plant Part

Resin from Copaifera reticulata, officinalis, coriacea, and langsdorffii

Main Constituents



  • Add 1 to 2 drops to water, juice, or tea to support the health of the cardiovascular, immune, digestive, nervous, and respiratory system.*
  • Provides antioxidant support when ingested.*
  • Take internally to help soothe and calm the nervous system.*
  • Apply topically combined with a carrier oil or a facial moisturizer to help keep skin clean and clear, and to help reduce the appearance of blemishes.

Directions for Use

Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of choice.
Internal use: Dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid.
Topical use: Dilute one to two drops with a carrier oil, then apply to desired area. See additional precautions below.


Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.

Want to try it out?

If you’re interested in Copaiba oil and you would like to learn more about it, I have a very special offer for you as I work towards building a group of us using it together and assessing the incredible results. Please email me at alice @ 

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