Interesting Facts About
Therapeutic Grade Copaiba Essential Oil
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 aroma. 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 responses.
Did You Know?
Virtually all companies who offer copaiba or copal sell only the tree resin, not the distilled essential oil.
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.