Young Living Copaiba Essential Oil

6 April 20, 2009 - Archive

Copaiba Essential OilLater this month, you’ll start hearing the buzz about copaiba, Young Living’s latest single essential oil. Copaiba Essential Oil is an incredible essential oil that continues the tradition of South American essential oils being offered by Young Living.

Want to know the highlights of this potent essential oil? Deep in the heart of the Brazilian rain forest, the copaiba tree is harvested by “tapping” the heartwood similar to how rubber and maple are tapped. The resin is collected and then steam distilled, a process that delicately extracts the pure essential oil.

Copaiba has traditionally been used in native teas to aid in soothing digestive discomforts. It also has helped regulate people’s natural immune response.* It’s no wonder why copaiba is so effective. Copaiba essential oil contains the highest amounts of beta caryophyllene: 55 percent. This is the highest of any known essential oil!

You’ll be hard-pressed to find real copaiba essential oil anywhere in the United States. It’s true, other companies sell copaiba “oil” that contains the entire resin or is a distilled form of the leaf. Unfortunately these products don’t contain the high amounts of beta caryophyllene that is in the Young Living Therapeutic Grade™ copaiba essential oil.

You probably have already tried copaiba in the Deep Relief™ and Breath Again™ Roll-On blends. If you look on the ingredient labels of these products, you’ll see copaiba listed.

Let me know what you think of copaiba essential oil!

Toby Palmer

—Product Manager, Essential Oils

* This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

  • Teri Ringham

    Ocotea is the other South American oil and has been in the YL line up for years.

  • Good morning everyone.

    I was wondering can I put some Copaiba into drinking water.

    • Good morning Josee! Excellent question! Copaiba essential oil is labeled for aromatic or topical use and therefore not for internal use. We recommend using our Vitality™ oils which are labeled for dietary use and they are a great choice to be added to your favorite beverages or cooking! I love Citrus Fresh Vitality or Peppermint Vitality in my water and using Lemon Vitality in marinades. Hope that helps, but when in doubt always read the labeling for uses on the bottle.

  • Thanks a lot for the blog post. Really looking forward to reading more.

  • Teri L.

    I’m almost in for a group for ic! I have struggled with (what I thought was bladder infections) almost my whole life. … least 2-5 times a month! Just started YA with my daughter and have a lot of physical troubles. .. just about anything ending in “…..itis” from head to toe. Mostly arthritis and ic my two main constants. I will try that copaiba! Going on a romantic little trip with my husband and, well. …. need to be well and not have major ic troubles.
    Thank you everyone for sharing your stories!
    God bless♡

  • Nicole

    Just wonder how it is best to use capaiba for aiding in lowering blood pressure thanks Nicole

  • Amanda Pinkham

    I read that you can ingest too much copaiba, and that it can have a food poisoning like effect. Do you know how much is too much? If I ingest for sore muscles or high blood pressure, do you know how much or often I can do that? Thank you!

    • Young Living

      Hi Amanda, Thank you for your question. Please refer to the label for usage directions, if followed there should be no adverse affects. Because Young Living’s products are not labeled to be used as drugs, they are not intended for use in the treatment or cure of disease or any abnormal function of the body, including ailments or injuries. If you have further concerns, we recommend speaking with your healthcare provider prior to use for specific recommendations. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Susana

    I also suffer from IC after the birth of my first child. I want to keep hearing ideas and suggestions

  • Norma Segui

    I am excited to use mine. I am so new to the EO. I became a distributor and although I am reading anything I can get my hands on, I do wish I could find recipes that can help me use my oils. I have read the use of each of them, but how to combine them for what MY needs are is now a challenge. Thanks for all you do.

    • Charles

      Norma I found a book on E O. At Amazon that’s for beginners that has a lot of recipes. It’s 10.00

  • Deb Hoversten

    Hello – I just took a Zyto test yesterday, and it showed that I have 36 biomarkers. 35 of them will be brought back into balance with the use of celery seed essential oil it said, and the remaining 1 with copaiba essential oil.
    I looked up copaiba online, and it says that it is a stimulant oleorisin obtained from the trunk of several South American trees. It is used in making varnishes, lacquers, & as a medium for mixing paint.The hydrocarbons in copaiba are terpenes. Pinene is one of the 10-carbon terpenes, commonly known as turpentine. It says it has been used medicinally for stomach cancer & ulcers, and has antifungal properties.
    I have interstitial cystitis and must be very careful what I take as not to cause further inflammation or irritaion and pain to the bladder lining.
    I also have allergies to pine, and many trees and weeds that result in giant full body hives, and I am very chemically sensitive.
    **I am wondering if the copaiba is wise for me to take considering my health issues. Please advise me on that.

    I don’t fully understand the Zyto testing, or how it can determine what a person needs by placing your hand on the device, or how serious 1 biomarker is. The celery seed is supposed to bring the other 35 into balance for me. Maybe that is enough? Thank you kindly.

    • As with the majority of our products, we suggest consulting a health professional prior to use as we cannot diagnose or treat a particular disease.

    • Amanda DeMasters

      Hi Deb, I have IC too, i see that you are two years ahead of me on the interest for Copaiba, but I would love to chat with you and any other people with IC that you may know that use YLEO.

      • IC34Mama

        Hi. I have IC & Hunter’s Ulcers. Just started using YL oils a few months ago. In a major IC flare this past week and tonight I decided to try Copiaba rubbed all over stomach. Will have to see how it works.

        • Shawn Slattery Reynolds

          I too have IC and just found YL earlier this year. The past month I’ve experienced my first flare in a few years and am trying find an oil combo that helps. I should be receiving Copaiba in a few days and excited to try it. I’ve been using frank and Melrose and I believe it is helping. I think the anti inflammatory oils may be the way to go…now to do the research and find which ones they are. I’m afraid to try the Ninxia or the citrus oils in water as citrus is a trigger for me. Maybe we can set up a group on FB for IC and Oils??

          • IC34Mama

            When I have a flare up I have been putting 2 drops of Copaiba under my tongue. 15 minutes later my flare up is gone! It’s like magic.

          • Shawn Slattery Reynolds

            Wow! Could it really be that easy? I had weaned mysed totally off the elmiron and was heartbroken to have a flare within months of being off so I resumed the medication. Do not want to have to take these the rest of my life! Can’t wait to try the copaiba. Thank you for sharing.

          • Erika

            It would be nice to have a group specific to YL oils and other natural remedies for ICers

          • Jennifer

            I also have ic please include me in a website for ic and YL oils thank you so much

      • Holly

        I also have IC Does copaiba or any other oils help?

  • North Carol Allergy and Immunology

    Is there another oil that is from the newest SO. American work? I remember a training CD that said to look for one soon, but I do not think that its name is Copaiba.

    There was mention made also of a collection called something about Rainforest; any idea of how soon?

    Also, what is the progress on getting Legacy back to us? I love that oil and miss it so much!!



  • Sandy Fox

    I was experimenting with Copiaba in Arkansas where summer ticks, chiggers and bugs abound. When I put it on my bug bites they cleared up faster than even with Purification. I’d be curious to know if others find this application helpful.

  • Marie,

    I’m glad you’re experimenting with copaiba. It’s exciting to have it in the line up of Young Living Therapeutic Grade essential oils. You’re right, copaiba is ‘thinner’ compared to other products like Valor and Thieves…and doesn’t have a strong aroma. Don’t let this deter you from using this in as a dietary supplement and topically. South American natives use copaiba in their diet (tea and other beverages). It’s also used as a topical application to aide in the body’s natural immune responses–which explains many of people’s positive response to Deep Relief and Breathe Again. I would love to hear your experiences with this oil.

    Toby Palmer
    Product Manager – Essential Oils

  • Marie T. Koepke

    I just recvd my 1st bottle of Copaiba oil & it’s quite “watery” & I dont detect much of a fragrance. I know that it contains the sesquiterpene beta caryophyllene, which would constitute it’s faint fragrance but shouldnt it be a bit more viscous? I absolutely love the Deep Relief & Breathe easy roll-on; please advise on the best use/application of this eo.
    thank you!
    Marie T. Koepke
    YLEO distributor #508541

  • Thomas Spohn

    Hi Toby,
    it’s great to see Copaiba essential oil in the product programm from Young Living Essential Oils. I hope we can get this oil in germany soon. Take care

  • Hi Mary. You might have heard Copaiba referred to as ‘copal’. Copaiba is a more accurate name for this type of essential oil from the South America rain forest. It’s pronounced Co as in ‘low’…pa as in ‘pie’ and iba as in ‘eeba’.

    The rain forest collection is a very great idea. Is what you heard a collection of the current Ecuador oils (Eucalyptus Blue, Palo Santo, RutaVala)?

    I’ll check on Legacy. I know there are a few oils are in the off season of production. As you know, Gary Young wants to be sure a drop of every oil is in the true Legacy product. A missing essential oil or two from Legacy will never do!

  • mary milazzo

    Is there another oil that is from the newest SO. American work? I remember a training CD that said to look for one soon, but I do not think that its name is Copaiba.

    There was mention made also of a collection called something about Rainforest; any idea of how soon?

    Also, what is the progress on getting Legacy back to us? I love that oil and miss it so much!!



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