Product Spotlight: Copaiba

Product Spotlight 🌿 COPAIBA. I don’t think when this oil was released last convention that I’d ever be able to imagine its power. Copaiba has gotten me through some troubled times and I wish everyone in the world would add it to their medicine cabinet! This powerful essential oil can be used for a myriad of things but the most useful for me is emotional support, specifically calming my feelings of anxiousness (which is always heightened in pregnancy) AND in the facial serum I use to battle my skin imperfections. This oil is sourced from the resin of four Copaifera Officinalis trees in Brazil and is a unique blend of 4 different species. DōtERRAs copaiba does not contain any THC or CBD and is not derived from Cannabis but it does replicate the powerful benefits. Taken from the Essential Society: “Copaiba has a direct effect on the Endocannabinoid System. Endocannabinoids and their receptors are found throughout the body: in the brain, organs, connective tissues, glands, and immune cells. The endocannabinoid system, with its complex actions in our immune system, nervous system, and all of the body’s organs, is literally a bridge between body and mind.

The Endocannabinoid system has 2 receptors – CB1 (Brain and Central Nervous System) and CB2 (Endocrine System and Immune System). When CB1 is activated, it stimulates psychoactive effects. Which means it has the ability to change brain function and therefore alters perception, mood, consciousness and behaviour. On the other hand CB2 does not trigger those ‘high’ effects! So how do we get the benefit without the psychoactive effects?
This is where Copaiba comes in – it binds to the CB2 receptors (having a direct interaction on CB2) without interacting with CB1 and therefore allowing you to have the same benefits as other cannabinoids.” 😍 Who else is in love with this essential oil – what are some of your favorite uses? #thedailyessentialco

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