July 7, 2009 with Marc Schreuder, Director of Product Formulation for Young Living Essential Oils
Last night’s conference call from Young Living about the newest essential oil Copaiba was very informative. I hope more you will set aside time to be on these calls and increase your learning of how to best use our essential oils. Below is a recap of my notes from the call. Check the Young Living Product Blog website to hear the call for yourself and read more about this amazing oil. Our family has already seen firsthand how powerful it can be. Order your bottle of copaiba this month and don’t forget about the FREE NingXia Red (2 bottles with 225pv purchase) promotion in the month of July.
From the heart of the Amazon jungles of Brazil, copaiba oleo resin is tapped directly from the tree. A hole is drilled into the trunk of the 50 to 80- feet tall tree and out will pour this liquid resin. The resin is then vacuum distilled, using no water, no heat, only vacuum pressure to separate off the precious essential aromatic oil. Brazilian tribal natives harvest and process the copaiba sold through Young Living.
Sold in Amazonian pharmacies and used for nearly 800 years in folk medicine, copaiba was also listed in the US Pharmacopeia from 1820 to 1910 for topical and oral uses and is still on the FDA GRAS list (Generally Regarded as Safe). Some of the historic uses are digestive complaints including stomach aches, stomach infections, gastritis, antiseptic, arthritis, cellular mutations, tumors, Fibromyalgia, and pain.
Copaiba is the highest in beta-caryophyllene which is an anti-inflammatory compound. A 1996 study showed beta-caryophyllene to be effective in treating stress induced ulcers. Beta-caryophyllene is also found in helichrysum at between 8 and 12%, while copaiba contains 50% beta-car. Clove oil contains 6-8% beta-caryophyllene in comparison.
Marc Schreuder said on the conference call – that copaiba was helicchrysum on steroids. He has been studying copaiba for eight years and says it is his number one favorite oil with frankincense coming in at number 2. He also says that combining copaiba and frankincense would give you the highest spiritual and emotional oil blend. Just like sandalwood is considered an excellent emotional supportive oil, copaiba is six times better and Marc calls copaiba sandalwood on steroids due to its high sesquiterpene content. He also likes copaiba mixed with a little peppermint for pain applied topically.
For oral consumption, traditional uses are as much as ½ teaspoon twice daily. Four to six drops per day in a capsule should show benefit. It is not really a diffusing oil and this aromatic treasure is currently found in Young Living’s Deep Relief and Breathe Again Roll-On’s.
Marc also pointed out that much of the copaiba oil marketed is adulterated with soy bean oil or kerosene to extend the yield. Young Living’s is not.Debra Raybern, ND, MH, CNC, ICA Sharing Great Health, Inc.