As a Certified Clinical Aromatherapist I've seen so much misinformation when it comes to using Copaiba essential oil (Copaifera langsdorfii, Copaifera officinalis).
Here are 4 of the most common things I've seen companies try to tell you...
What you've been told: Copaiba can be used on your infant's gums for teething pain.
The truth is this: Essential oils don't belong inside the mouth! You're also using essential oils (remember, these are highly concentrated!) inside your baby's mouth where their mucosa lining can be damaged, their esophagus can be damaged, and their gut health affected.
What you've been told: It's the CBD of essential oils.
The truth is: Marketing departments are so clever! They love analogies and positioning. While it's true Copaiba is amazing for pain, it doesn't share the same chemical profile as CBD. Nope, no cannabinoids in Copaiba! If you don't believe me, look at a GCMS report you can see that for yourself.
What you've been told: It increases the absorption of other essential oils it's combined with to make them more effective.
The truth is: It's all about constituent size. Yep, I went there. Essential oils are made up of hundreds (sometimes thousands) of chemical constituents of varying sizes. The larger molecules won't absorb into the skin, they will just sit there. Other molecules evaporate/float away, some absorb into the skin, and only a small percentage actually penetrate far enough to make it into the bloodstream. Adding another essential oil on top won't change the molecular size of essential oils.
What you've been told: It's one of the only essential oils you can use undiluted without consideration for age.
The truth is: Essential oils are highly concentrated and should always* be diluted. I'll go a step further - essential oils just plain work better when added to a carrier! This allows the essential oils to remain on the skin longer and do their thing, and the therapeutic properties of the carrier are there to further help remedy the situation.
*in the case of a bee sting, rush to add a drop if you don't already have a bee sting solution at the ready. This is an emergency. Most situations are not.
So now what? There are a LOT of excellent uses for Copaiba that don't involve putting yourself (or your loved ones) at risk. You'll learn them, and more, inside the class - click the button below to reserve your spot.