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Copaiba Essential Oil

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Copaiba essential oil is extracted from the oleoresin of several different species of Copaifera, including multijuga, langsdorffii, and reticulata. Traditionally used in Native American recipes, today copaiba is featured in European and North American pharmacopeias. This powerful essential oil is recognized for aiding digestion and supporting the body’s natural response to injury or irritation.

Product Story

Copaiba is the only essential oil extracted through tapping, similar to how rubber and maple are obtained. Once tapped, the copaiba resin is distilled to produce a clear essential oil that has a rich, uplifting, woody smell.

Only copaiba essential oil found near the Amazon rain forest basin contains the optimal natural compounds needed for a Young Living Therapeutic GradeTM essential oil. Gas Chromatograph and Mass Spectrometer testing shows copaiba contains high levels of beta caryophyllene, gamma elemene, and alpha humalene, which aids the natural processes of redness and irritation of body tissue.

Primary Benefits

  • Aids in comforting common digestion discomforts when taken internally.
  • Helps the body regulate its natural immune responses.

How to Use

  • Internally: 1–3 drops up to three times daily as needed.
  • Topical: 1–2 drops on desired area.

Did You Know?

  • Virtually all companies who offer copaiba or copal sell only the tree resin, not the distilled essential oil.
  • Copaiba resin (what is tapped from the copaiba tree) has been used for hundreds
    of years as an incense in some Central and South American cultures. Copaiba oleoresin and essential oil was first recorded in European medicine journals in 1625.
  • Copaiba essential oil contains the highest amounts of beta caryophyllene (55 percent) of any known essential oil.


Is copaiba found in any Young Living blends?

Copaiba is a key ingredient in the Deep Relief and Breath Again Essential Oil Roll-Ons.

How did Young Living decide on the copaiba from the savanna portion of the Amazon rain forest?

Young Living sourcing specialists have traveled the world sampling different copaiba essential oil samples. Each batch was put through state-of-the-art Gas Chromatograph and Mass Spectrometer tests. Gary Young selected species of Copaifera from South America to maximize levels of beta caryophyllene, the key active ingredient in the essential oil.


If you are nursing, pregnant, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult a physician before using.

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