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Copaiba is an imposing tree that can reach a height of 35 meters. It grows in the Brazilian Amazon rainforest, in Colombia, Peru and Venezuela. The copaiba tree produces an oily resin called "balm of the Amazon", from which the essential oil is extracted.
ThereCopaifera officinalisis an evergreen tree native to Central and South America, it blooms best in the habitats of humid tropical forests but also grows in forests where the climate is drier. Resin (oleoresin) is extracted by draining from the bark of these trees, similar to extracting maple sap. It is obtained by engraving the bark, a process that does not damage the tree, collecting the resin. This juice is carefully steam distilled, obtaining the essential oil of copaiba.
For centuries, South Americans have used Copaiba resin to ensure the health of the respiratory, digestive, urinary, cardiovascular, and immune systems. It was considered "the oil of life", due to its extraordinary therapeutic properties.

Scientific name:Copaifera

Part of the Plant:Resin

Extraction Method:Steam distillation

Aromatic Description:spicy, woody

Main chemical components:β-caryophyllene

Origin:Brazil, Amazon rainforest

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Studies carried out in dōTERRA have shown that Copaiba is rich inCopaene,BergamoteneAndHumulene, of sesquipertenes that show the following benefits:

  • Copaenehasantioxidant properties

  • Bergamotenesupports theimmune system

  • Humulenesupports ahealthy inflammatory response

  • It is an effective support for theRespiratory System, and for cardiovascular health.This oil has a powerful effectanti-inflammatorythanks tobeta-caryophyllene.Researchers have shown that beta-caryophylleneimproves wound healingin fact treated with beta-caryophyllene they improve re-epithelialization. The treated tissue showed an increase in cell proliferation.

  • He is powerfulantibacterial,antiseptic,antispasmodic, it's atoning of the adrenal cortex(improves the functioning of the adrenal glands responsible for releasing some hormones including cortisol and adrenaline)

To enhance therapeutic properties, effectiveness and component diversity, dōTERRA Copaiba essential oil is made from a blend of four different Copaiba tree species: Copaiba officinalis, Copaiba langsdorffi, Copaiba reticulata and Copaiba coriacea.

This blend isdōTERRA exclusiveand is not produced by any other company.


dōTERRAhas put Copaiba essential oil on the market since 2018. As we said, the raw material is extracted from plants in the Amazon rainforest, which being largely impractical thanks to its dense vegetation, forces the collectors to make the movements_cc781905-5cde -3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_ trips by river with boats.

For this reason, the harvest is carried out in a very specific period in which the plants can be reached in order to extract the resin from the trunk, ie between January and June, when the waters allow it.

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To extract the resin from Copaiba plantsdōTERRAemploys local skilled labor in this process.In order to ensure that the extraction takes place without damaging an ecologically sensitive system in the region and therefore without permanently damaging the trees themselves, dōTERRA does not purchase the oil-resin from merchants who speculate without scruples, but cooperates exclusively and directly with the growers. premises that collect the oil-resin with wisdom and techniques handed down for generations, however regularly verifying their work.

The resin is extracted by making a hole in the trunk, then when it begins to pour, it is slowly collected with special procedures. Then the hole is closed with wood and after six months from that same point it will be possible to collect again about a liter of resin, avoiding damaging the plant. From this resin, through a steam distillation process, the essential oil with a woody and spicy scent will be extracted.

Behind the bottle

What's behind a bottle of pure essential oildōTERRA

In this video we see how Dr. Hill, one of the founders of dōTERRA, regularly visits villages in Brazil where essential oils are produced

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How to use

Diffusion: spread 3 drops of Copaiba in conjunction with 2 drops of citrus EO to improve moodor 2 drops of EO of flowers to promote relaxation

Topical use:it can be used pure, apply 2 drops on the area to be treated or diluted with carrier oil, ratio of 1: 1


Internal use:take 1 drop in a drink or capsule

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WARNINGS  Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding or have medical assistance, consult your doctor. Avoid contact with the eyes, the inside of the ears and sensitive areas.

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