Thursday, July 9, 2015

Copaiba - Calming Comfort

I was surprised but thrilled when I learned that Young Living was adding Copaiba to its brand new Premium Starter Kits. Surprised because I knew it was already included in the bonus oil blend: Stress Away. And thrilled because Stress Away is honestly my favorite blend of all time, so I was sure I would love Copaiba! I was right - it's heavenly and oh so helpful. It has a soft, sweet scent that immediately calms and soothes. It's a bit of a miracle oil, much like Frankincense, that supports all areas of the body.

Young Living says: "Copaiba essential oil may promote wellness, and can be an important part of a daily health regimen*. This oil includes the naturally occurring constituents beta-caryophyllene and alpha-humulene, and can be mixed with honey and warm water for a warming, essential oil-infused tea." Beta Caryophyllene is a powerful sesquiterpene that interacts with the brain to potentially support emotional balance.

Young Living uses Brazilian Copaiba since it is generally regarded as safe for human consumption and can be used as a dietary supplement. The oil is "steam distilled (vacuum distilled) from gum resin exudate from tapped trees" (Essential Oils Pocket Reference, 58). It is a crucial constituent in Young Living's "ART Beauty Masque, Breathe Again Roll-on, Copaiba Vanilla Moisturizing Shampoo & Conditioner, Deep Relief Roll-on, Progressence Phyto Plus, and Stress Away" (59). It blends well with any other essential oil because it is believed to amplify the effects of any other oil. No wonder it was added to the new Premium Starter Kits!

Specific Blends & Uses:
  • Combine with any other essential oil or blend to amplify its desired effect.
  • Diffuse, take internally, or create a roll-on blend with Lavender, Lemon, Geranium, and Frankincense to uplift, soothe occasional discomfort, support overall wellness, create a romantic atmosphere, meditate, and help balance emotions. This combo would also make a lovely perfume.
  • Combine with Geranium, Lavender, Melaleuca, and Frankincense for skin care.
  • Combine with Purification or Lavender and Frankincense to soothe occasional itching and discomfort.
  • Diffuse with Lavender and Lime to support restful sleep.
  • Diffuse with Peppermint or RC or Thieves to support the respiratory system and energize.
  • Take as a dietary supplement with DiGize to support the digestive system and comfort.
  • Combine in a roll-on blend with PanAway to invigorate and soothe before and after physical activity.
Email me at to learn more about how essential oils can benefit you and your family! I love to answer questions and mentor others in their wellness journeys.

*Disclaimer: This post is NOT intended as medical advice of any kind because I am not a doctor. These statements have not been tested or evaluated by the FDA and so they are not intended to cure, treat, or prevent disease. They only help your body to do what it is meant to do, like nutritional supplements. Caution should be exercised with first time oil use - skin patch tests prior to use and dilution with carrier oil - especially in children. Children, especially under the age of 6, should never ingest essential oils without advice of a healthcare professional since they are concentrated and potent. If you are under the care of a physician, nursing, taking prescription medication, or pregnant please consult your doctor prior to use. Keep essential oils out of reach of children.

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