Copaiba oil comes from a group of trees in the genus Copaifera that grow in the Amazon Rainforest. The resin is tapped straight from the tree and is commonly used in varnishes and lacquers. But the natives have been using it medicinally for four centuries. When the resin is steam distilled it creates an amazingly powerful and beneficial essential oil. SO beneficial in fact, in Brazil, it is prescribed by doctors for Bronchitis and other lung infections. It's potential uses are seemingly never ending:
-Anti-inflammatory, extremely so
Just to name a few. It is also a magnifier oil. This means when added to an essential oil blend it will magnify benefits of the other oils. Which is why it is an ingredient in nearly essential oil blend promoted by Young Living. You can also take it internally to replace ibuprofen. Yes, you heard that right...REPLACE a toxic chemical sold over the counter.
We have become so dependant on anything sold on the shelf. We assume because someone, somewhere deemed any number of things 'safe' that it must be. Unfortunately, we are finding that this is not the case. While there are truly some medications that MUST be taken, I absolutely do not recommend replacing said medications without the knowledge of a doctor or equivalent.....many, many essential oils can replace alot of health supplements and medications. But do your research, work with your doctor.
Over the last couple of weeks, I have experienced first hand how beneficial this oil truly is. My body of course is not what used to be. I was a dancer for fifteeen years, I have a very labor intensive job I've been at for close to fifteen years....I'm 35 and I have advanced arthritis in my lower back. When I come home, I ache. Some days worse than others of course....but some days, I have to spend my off days mostly in bed.
Now I'm an active chick....I like going out, being out in nature, shopping, amusement parks....
Never will I have to worry again. Because of this oil. And let me tell you, I add this baby to EVERYTHING. I add it to my allergy pill(lemon, lavender, peppermint....another post ;-)), another blend called Morphine bomb for pain relief, I've even taken it alone.
Please leave any questions, comments, concerns, in the comments. If you have any questions about Young Living oils please feel free to comment as well! I love them! I am more than happy to talk about them and get you started on your oily journey too!
Have a great day everyone! Happy creating!