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Copaiba Essential Oil - The Oil of 100 Foot Tall Brazilian Trees

One of the world’s most powerful agents comes from the oil of copaiba trees—trees native to the Amazon rainforest that grow to more than 100-feet tall. For centuries, Amazonian natives used copaiba oil in folk remedies far before it became known in the 21st century for relieving discomfort, alleviating stress, and fighting bacteria. Due to its incredible health benefits, copaiba is still being used today. Relieve MONQ personal aromatherapy diffuser contains copaiba and is the perfect option for discomfort and headache. Copaiba essential oil is a direct link to the theory that humans evolved to breath trees and Paleo Air® rich in terpenes, or scent molecules, that benefit our overall health and well-being.

History of Copaiba

Since the Amazon rainforest is a secluded, dense, trove of plant and animal treasures, copaiba remained fairly unknown to most of the world for hundreds of years.1 Only native peoples, including tribes as far away as Panama, knew about and used copaiba. It wasn’t until the 16th century when early explorers discovered the benefits of copaiba oil and began harvesting copaiba trees specifically for essential oil production. After this discovery, copaiba oil quickly became a key ingredient in cosmetics, skincare, and natural remedies.2 In the early 21st century, research emerged highlighting copaiba oil’s and antiseptic properties.3 You can get these benefits and others by applying the oil topically or using it aromatically as part of an aromatherapy session. [post-carousel /]

Compound Properties of Copaiba

Copaiba’s unique and powerful chemical profile is characterized by a range of beneficial biochemical agents. The first and most important of these agents is B-Caryophyllene (BCP)— a biochemical that regulates nervous, endocrine, and immune systems function and is responsible for the oil’s properties. Other biochemicals adding depth to copaiba oil’s rich profile include A-Copaene, Cadinene, Germacrene B, and B-Selinene, all of which are readily absorbed by the human body and contribute to the fast associated with copaiba oil use.4

Uses for Copaiba Essential OilCopaiba trees

Copaiba is a popular and effective remedy for a variety of ailments. It is commonly used to address skin conditions. This includes helping with acne, reducing the appearance of scars and stretch marks, and improving skin elasticity. It also has multiple additional applications, including:


Copaiba oil is a proven remedy for headaches and migraines, as well as discomfort caused by injuries and wounds. Additionally, the oil can be used to relieve muscle cramps and joint discomfort. Copaiba oil may be applied topically as an analgesic for muscle and joint discomfort or used in an aromatherapy session to target headaches.


The BCP in copaiba significantly boosts immune and endocrine function, both of which are essential for fighting . Thus, copaiba essential oil can be used topically as a mild antiseptic for cuts or wounds. It can also be ingested to fight harmful, disease-causing bacteria.5

Improves Mood

Copaiba essential oils are often used in aromatherapy to improve mood and relieve stress and anxiety.6 You can find copaiba essential oil in Healthy MONQ personal aromatherapy diffusers— portable, breathable aromatherapy options that can be used to relieve discomfort and improve mood.

Oral Health Care

Though most essential oils are only safe when diffused or applied topically, copaiba essential oil is safe to use for oral health care when used properly. Because copaiba oil is an antibacterial agent, it can be used to combat Streptococcus mutans, the bacteria linked to tooth decay, and prevent cavities.

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Safety and Precautions

Unlike many essential oils that should only be diffused or used topically, copaiba can be ingested in small quantities. In regular doses, the oil presents little or no side effects; however, it should not be used in large doses for a sustained period of time. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should not use this essential oil.7

Final Thoughts

Copaiba essential oil offers multipurpose analgesic,, and mood-lifting benefits. For centuries, copaiba has been prized for its medicinal properties. From use in native Amazon folk medicine to its use today, copaiba remains beneficial and effective. It is a direct link to the terpene-rich, Paleo Air® humans evolved to breath. Photo credits: Helen'sPhotos/, aslysun/

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