Before we dig into the benefits of Copaiba, let’s discuss what an oleoresin is. Technically, this oil isn’t classified as an essential oil. Instead, our Copaiba is classified as an oleoresin.
By definition, an oleoresin is a natural or artificial mixture of essential oils and a resin. In our case, it is an all-natural, amber-colored resin collected from the trunks of Copaiba trees. Copaiba has a smooth, creamy, woodsy scent that’s sweet at the same time. This oil is sure to become one of your all-time favorites!
Luckily, Copaiba is still able to undergo the GC-MS testing procedure, so we know exactly what constituents make up this beautiful oleoresin to determine its true benefits.
According to the GC-MS report for our current batch, a large portion of Copaiba chemical makeup is beta-caryophyllene. This is the well-known constituent that makes Copaiba so great at relieving discomfort. Beta-caryophyllene is a sesquiterpene. Black Pepper includes it in significant amounts. Beta-caryophyllene is a major constituent that may target parts of the brain that help minimize feelings of nervousness and worry. It is also great with easing feelings of sadness and discouragement. The specific findings of this study were published online in the journal Physiology & Behavior.  This main constituent may minimize the perception of inflammation and discomfort. It is excellent at giving you an immune boost and helping you avoid seasonal threats. 
But this isn’t the only thing that makes Copaiba so amazing! Check out these other 5 amazing benefits of Copaiba:
1. Rejuvenate healthy skin with Copaiba
Copaiba can be used in skin rejuvenation DIYs that works to tighten the skin and even skin tone, making it look younger and better than ever.
It even works to reduce the effect of wrinkling on one’s skin and provides skin enough strength to prevent tears and laugh lines from forming.
2. Copaiba can alleviate soreness
Copaiba is widely known for its ability to help alleviate sore muscles and joints. This is due in part to its large quantity of beta-caryophyllene as we discussed before earlier in this post.
3. Use Copaiba to combat digestive issues
One of my favorite ways to use Copaiba is for digestive support. I don’t know about you, but when things go awry, you want it to just stop. This oil has you covered!
4. Support upper respiratory with Copaiba
Copaiba is a great addition to any respiratory support blends. When paired with other essential oils like Cypress and Eucalyptus Globulus, it can really help kick that congestion to the curb once and for all.
5. Use Copaiba to kickstart your immune system
It’s back to school time, and kids are bringing home some pretty nasty germs. As parents, we take a lot of punches from those germs, ESPECIALLY this time of year. Because of this, we need an extra boost for the immune system.
So what are you waiting for? It’s time to enjoy the benefits of Copaiba oil!
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