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Copaiba Essential Oil CBD Blend

All of our CBD Essential Oils Blends are 10% Dilutions, (10% Essential Oil and 90% Hemp Oil). The CBD Oil for the Copaiba blend is a 33.33mg/1ml Full Spectrum oil. A Full Spectrum hemp oil is one that contains multiple cannabinoids that occurs naturally in cannabis commonly referred to as CBD. As a full spectrum distillate dilution, this oil will also contain a small amount of THC, (below the legal limit of .3%).

Copaiba is an incredible oil that I have witnessed first hand its therapeutic values. Putting Copaiba together with Hemp is nothing short of wonderful.

Suggested dilution in massage is 1 part Gold CBD Oil and three to four parts of additional carrier oil or your preference. We also offer CBD massage oil.

The 33.33mg of CBD per 1ml of oil is commonly referred to as a 1000mg/30ml. Thirty milliliters, ml, is also one ounce. The average amount of CBD per dropper and per drop are listed on the bottle.

Zero Tolerance Professions/Employers: Although there is a very small amount, the THC in a full spectrum oil could show in a blood test. People in positions that have a zero-tolerance for THC should only use products made from an Isolate. An isolate will have only CBD and no other cannabinoids. Our CBD Gold is also offered in an isolate form. It will clearly state on the bottle label, “No THC”.

Samples: Due to the nature and use of this product, we do not offer .3ml samples. I encourage you if you have not tried CBD Oil purchase the smaller size and try it. You will be happy you did.

Average Amount of droppers and CBD for 1000mg per ounce:
One Ounce, (30ml) has 44 droppers, Each dropper is 22.7mg of CBD, 27 drops per dropper, 1mg per drop
Half Ounce, (15ml) bottles contain half the number of droppers with each dropper having the same amount of CBD.

Copaiba Essential Oil CBD Blend
We’ve taken the benefits of Copaiba essential oil, adding the many natural benefits of CBD Oil to make this wonderful blend. This blend is made to be 1,000mg CBD Oil per ounce including the 10% addition of the essential oil.
A 1000/30ml CBD Oil = 33.33mg/1ml CBD Oil

For your information, other dilutions are:
2000/30ml = 66.67/1ml CBD
750/30ml = 25mg/1ml CBD
500/30ml = 16.67mg/1ml CBD
150/30ml = 5mg/1ml CBD

All of our CBD Essential Oils Blends are 10% Dilutions, (10% Essential Oil and 90% Hemp Oil). The CBD Oil for the Copaiba blend is a 33.33mg/1ml Full Spectrum oil. A Full Spectrum hemp oil is one that contains multiple cannabinoids that occurs naturally in cannabis commonly referred to as CBD. As a full spectrum distillate dilution, this oil will also contain a small amount of THC, (below the legal limit of .3%).

Copaiba is an incredible oil that I have witnessed first hand its therapeutic values. Putting Copaiba together with Hemp is nothing short of wonderful.

Suggested dilution in massage is 1 part Gold CBD Oil and three to four parts of additional carrier oil or your preference. We also offer CBD massage oil.

The 33.33mg of CBD per 1ml of oil is commonly referred to as a 1000mg/30ml. Thirty milliliters, ml, is also one ounce. The average amount of CBD per dropper and per drop are listed on the bottle.

Zero Tolerance Professions/Employers: Although there is a very small amount, the THC in a full spectrum oil could show in a blood test. People in positions that have a zero-tolerance for THC should only use products made from an Isolate. An isolate will have only CBD and no other cannabinoids. Our CBD Gold is also offered in an isolate form. It will clearly state on the bottle label, “No THC”.

Samples: Due to the nature and use of this product, we do not offer .3ml samples. I encourage you if you have not tried CBD Oil purchase the smaller size and try it. You will be happy you did.

Average Amount of droppers and CBD for 1000mg per ounce:
One Ounce, (30ml) has 44 droppers, Each dropper is 22.7mg of CBD, 27 drops per dropper, 1mg per drop
Half Ounce, (15ml) bottles contain half the number of droppers with each dropper having the same amount of CBD.

Copaiba Essential Oil CBD Blend
We’ve taken the benefits of Copaiba essential oil, adding the many natural benefits of CBD Oil to make this wonderful blend. This blend is made to be 1,000mg CBD Oil per ounce including the 10% addition of the essential oil.
A 1000/30ml CBD Oil = 33.33mg/1ml CBD Oil

For your information, other dilutions are:
2000/30ml = 66.67/1ml CBD
750/30ml = 25mg/1ml CBD
500/30ml = 16.67mg/1ml CBD
150/30ml = 5mg/1ml CBD

Copaiba vs CBD Oil

Have you seen the CBD vs copaiba oil debate about which is better? I’m going to set the record straight with a detailed analysis of both products to help you cut through the marketing hype and be armed with everything you need to know.

Today we’re going to tackle a tough topic–CBD vs Copaiba Oil. Both CBD oil and Copaiba oil have been getting a lot of attention these days. People are excited (with good reason) about the benefits that they are seeing from these products, but it has led to some confusion about which is better–and it’s also led to a lot of marketing hype.

Now, buckle up and make sure your thinking caps are on straight, because this post is going to get technical.

Benefits of CBD Oil

CBD-rich hemp oil is all the rage these days and is touted as being a help for many health issues and other concerns.

Personally, our family has seen AMAZING results with CBD oil.

Truly, what has happened has literally been nothing short of miraculous and I’ve been thrilled to help some of my readers (and local friends) see great results as well.

Here are some of the benefits that we’ve seen personally and heard about from others:

  • My son used to have panic episodes VERY regularly, and has had almost NONE since starting on CBD oil
  • More restful sleep
  • Improved organization skills and motivation
  • Brain fog lifted
  • More focus
  • Improved energy
  • Relief of head tension
  • and more

Clearly, this is a health revolution.

However, there is some confusion in the marketplace that needs to be addressed.

I Love Essential Oils

First of all, if you’ve been on my blog for any time at all, you all know that I LOVE essential oils and have been using them for a long time.

We use them pretty much every day–from lavender for sleep, this DIY cough essential oils blend, and we also love this DIY Thieves® blend, and I use these essential oils for hair growth every day. Clary sage is another essential oil that I use often for hormonal help and these Essential Oils for Adrenal Fatigue work great as well. Almost too many to name!

Suffice it to say that I. love. essential. oils.

But something is going on in the essential oils world that needs to be addressed and it has to do with copaiba essential oil and how it is being compared CBD.

Why Compare CBD vs Copaiba War?

In a nutshell, CBD oil has become a super hot product. People are hearing about the amazing benefits of CBD and as demand grows, so does supply. The market sees that there is money to be made and they are pursuing the profits.

Seriously–it seems like everyone (including essential oil companies) is selling CBD oil these days. However, some essential oil companies aren’t selling CBD oil, but they are jumping on the bandwagon in a different way.

They say that they have something even better than CBD oil–and that something is copaiba oil.

Some essential oil reps and companies are claiming that they have an essential oil that is WAY better and “more powerful” than CBD–and that it’s less expensive too.

These claims have created a lot of confusion about CBD vs. copaiba oil.

In fact, it’s gotten so confusing that I’ve even seen people say that they are using CBD, when what they are using is Copaiba Oil.

The truth is that CBD and copaiba are not the same thing.

Just like I have attempted to clear up other issues like is stevia safe and is erythritol safe and the issue of xylitol and tumors, and the rumors about rotten Costco coconut oil, today I’m going to address the CBD vs. Copaiba Oil issue.

But before we get to the comparison, here are some terms that you need to know.

What Is CBD Oil?

To start with, CBD oil is not an essential oil. CBD stands for cannabidiol, which is a cannabinoid.

The endocannabinoid system is a series of cell receptors that respond to certain kinds of agonists (something which initiates a physiological response when combined with a receptor). There are two primary cell receptors that comprise the endocannabinoid system (ECS)–Cannabinoid Receptor 1 (CB1) and Cannabinoid Receptor 2 (CB2). The keys, or the things that unlock these receptors are cannabinoids.

CBD oil is either CBD rich oil extracted from industrial hemp, or an oil made from CBD isolate in a carrier. The word “isolate” sounds like the word “isolated”, and CBD isolate is just that–CBD only–while the CBD rich oil that is not made from isolate is full spectrum, meaning it is (typically) complete with the other cannabinoids and terpenes that are naturally parts of hemp.

What Is Copaiba Oil?

Copaiba is an essential oil derived from the resin of the copaiba tree. The copaiba balsam is processed to make copaiba essential oil, much like other plants are distilled to make essential oils.

Essential oils are not like olive or coconut oil, but they are oils distilled from plants. For more information on this, read Essential Oil Facts.

What Is B eta-caryophyllene (BCP)?

Beta-caryophyllene (BCP) is a component of both CBD oil and Copaiba oil.

People touting that Copaiba is better than CBD oil focus on Beta-caryophyllene (BCP) which is part of both CBD oil and copaiba oil. Say “Beta-caryophyllene” with me. Or maybe don’t.

While many in the essential oil business talk about BCP as if it’s a cannabinoid, it is not–Beta-caryophyllene is actually a terpene. Terpenes are aromatic organic compounds–meaning that they have a smell.

Side note, while many essential oils are known for their strong smells, and terpenes are responsible for the fragrance in essential oils, even though copaiba oil is rich in some terpenes, copaiba oil has a gentle smell, so don’t expect to be overpowered by it. ??eliminate??

BCP is also found in clove, rosemary, melissa, essential oils. This is of interest since clove essential oil is often touted as a help for dental issues and is used by many mainstream dental practitioners to help with dental discomfort including sore gums. What is odd, is that it’s also found in feces and saliva. Ewwww.

CBD vs Copaiba Myths

So let’s get this sorted out.

Following are the arguments that need to be addressed regarding the comparison of CBD and Copaiba Oil.

Myth: Copaiba is better because it has more Beta-Caryophyllene (BCP)

1. BCP Isn’t Really a Cannabinoid

In my post on Is Coconut a Nut?, we talked about how coconut is a nut, fruit, and a drupe (yeah, you’ll have to read the post to learn about that). In a similar manner, BCP can be classified as both a terpene and a cannabinoid, but it’s really a terpene.

Those on the Essential Oil side might tell you that BCP is a cannabinoid, and then those on the CBD side will tell you that BCP is a terpene. Technically BCP is a terpene, but it can be referred to as a dietary cannabinoid because of its action on the endocannabinoid system.

Copaiba oil does, in fact, contain a significant amount of BCP–typically around 55-60%, while CBD-rich hemp oil usually contains between 2 and 30%.

Essential Oil companies are touting that copaiba oil as a far superior solution to CBD, because. get this.. .it has WAY more of one of the terpenes found in the cannabis plant: beta-caryophyllene (BCP). But note–that is just one component.

2. CBD Oil’s Other Components

Yes, Copaiba Oil has more BCP than CBD Oil has. However, full spectrum CBD oil has a lot of things in it that Copaiba doesn’t have.

This is like saying that oranges are better than blueberries since oranges have way more vitamin C than blueberries. But we all know that there are other things in blueberries that make them beneficial for good health.

CBD oil (provided it is not made from isolate), has many other beneficial components in it that contribute to what is called the “entourage effect”–meaning that they each help the other parts work better. Those parts include cannabinoids, bioflavonoids, and other terpenes.

Copaiba Oil’s Other Components

On the other hand, Copaiba oil is not just made up of BCP alone. Copaiba oil has other beneficial compounds in it as well–namely copaene, bergamotene, and humulene which have benefits. But wait, CBD oil has humulene and bergamotene too. The moral of the story here is that both have benefits and the main arguments being made aren’t the whole story.

Higher Bioavailability of Certain CBD Oil

While it’s true that there is more BCP in Copaiba oil then in CBD oil, this doesn’t take into account the fact that there are certain CBD Oils that have a much higher bioavailability. Nano technology and water solubility greatly increase the bioavailability of the components of CBD Oil as such, these CBD oil benefits would clearly outpace that of copaiba oil.

At this point, it seems from research that CBD Oil’s health applications are much wider than those of Copaiba Oil.

Myth: Copaiba Oil’s Direct Receptor Interaction Is Preferred

Facts:
1. Direct action on 1 receptor is not necessarily better than indirect action on both.

Those who argue that Copaiba is better than CBD oil state that BCP works directly on the CB2 receptor, where CBD only has indirect action on both CB1 and CB2 receptors. (source)

CBD is an Allosteric Modulator

Furthermore, CBD performs complex actions on the body. CBD is known as an allosteric modulator, meaning that it can enhance or inhibit how a receptor transmits a signal by changing the shape of the receptor it’s acting on.

This is a chemical phenomena which has extensive benefits. Additionally, CBD actively stimulates vanilloid, adenosine, and serotonin receptors. It is a completely gross misrepresentation of nearly 30 years worth of data to insinuate that CBD is not beneficial due to its inability to directly stimulate cannabinoid receptors.

One example is that CBD is a positive allosteric modulator of the GABA-A receptor (helps the GABA receptor work better) and is a negative allosteric modulator of the CB1 receptor, so that one doesn’t get psychoactive effects when using CBD.

The CB1 receptors are mostly located in the brain but also throughout the body, while CB2 receptors are in the immune and GI system mainly, but also a bit in the brain.

Myth: There are 70 Studies on Copaiba Oil So It’s Better

The above is something that has been pointed out by a certain MLM Essential Oil company.

Well, there are loads of peer-reviewed studies on CBD as well.

Myth: CBD Oil Has a Lot of THC in It and Will Get you High

Fact: CBD Oil Isolate has no THC in it. Full Spectrum CBD Oil that is sourced from industrial hemp has little to no THC in it and has no psychoactive effects.

Now, it is the truth that even a small amount of THC could possibly result in a false positive drug test result, depending on the sensitivity of the test. CBD Oil without THC should not do this ever. One thing to remember is that poppy seeds and some other foods and OTC medications, can also result in false positive test results.

Usage Safety Concerns

Most essential oil experts agree that you should not use essential oils internally unless you are under the care of a physician or aromatherapist. And make sure you read about essential oil emulsifiers before making anything with Copaiba oil.

In fact, there is actually a study on rats showing that ingesting copaiba essential oil increases bilirubin and can cause liver damage. (source)

Yes, go ahead and put Copaiba in your diffuser, or dilute it and apply it topically. But please don’t ingest it.

Most CBD oil, on the other hand, is meant to be ingested. You can use CBD oil topically in a salve, or you can vape it, but most people like using it orally, typically in capsule form or as sublingual drops. But please speak with your physician before trying CBD oil in any form, particularly if you are taking medications. You might wish to do this before using Copaiba Oil as well.

Is Copaiba Cheaper than CBD oil?

Quite possibly. It all depends on how much of each product you need and how you will use it and of course if it works for you. Cheaper doesn’t mean anything if it doesn’t work. My son sees great benefits using a very small amount of CBD oil. So far, we haven’t seen much benefit using copaiba oil, but we haven’t done much experimenting.

Legal Questions

I don’t know of any federal or state regulations regarding copaiba oil. There are some regarding CBD oil, but typically that is only for CBD oil that is sold in stores and/or that has more than .3% THC.

Why Not Try Both?

My question is–why does this have to be “my oil is better than your oil” fight at all? Why not try both?

For you, CBD oil might work better than Copaiba Oil or vice versa.

In fact, Copaiba Oil is supposed to help amplify the effects of other essential oils and has been said to amplify the effects of CBD oil as well. So both is almost always going to be better than using only one.

Personally, from everything that I have read (and it’s been a lot)–I think that CBD oil is the way to go. But every one is different. No need to get into a huff about this–just try them and see what you think!

Conclusion

Copaiba Oil is not the same as CBD oil and the main beneficial ingredient that is getting so much attention (BCP) isn’t even a cannabinoid.

Copiaba oil and CBD oil are two different thing and they’re both good.

If we’re going to argue about this, what’s next–a war about which is better–avocados vs oranges?

I say try them both and enjoy the benefits of each. Instead of perpetuating the CBD vs Copaiba war, let’s understand the benefits of both and consider using both for a comprehensive formula to improve wellness.

Where to Buy CBD-rich Hemp Oil and Copaiba Oil

So this is a tough question because it’s hard to know who to trust. There are so many places to purchase both CBD oil and Copaiba oil, you want to make sure that you are buying pure versions of each. Purity is crucial, especially if you are going to be using these products on a daily basis.

There is a lot of monkey business going on in the CBD oil industry, as well as in the essential oil industry. Actually, the truth is that there is a lot of nonsense going on in every industry–food, personal care, essential oils, and more. It’s so hard to know who to trust! I just caught a company in a bold faced lie this past week. It’s a scary world out there for us consumers!

I spend a lot of time doing research for my family (sometimes it feels like too much), because I don’t want to spend our hard-earned money on junk and well, we’ve been taken before and I’m pretty fed up with it.

Like I said, it can feel like too much at times, but I’m so thrilled when I find out that my efforts help you all as well.

Essential Oils: If you’d like to try the oils that my family is using, you can go to this series where I started a search about where to buy our essential oils from (the final post is here).

CBD Oil: There’s a lot to sort through about this as well. I encourage you to really do your own research about quality companies to purchase from but this post about our CBD Experience might be helpful and has some brands listed at the end.

I do my best to stay on top of these industries, and I’m always doing research, so stay tuned–you can subscribe to my newsletter here for updates on this and other topics.

Have you used CBD Oil or Copaiba Oil?
Please share your experience in the comments.

Copaiba vs. CBD: What’s the Difference?

Using natural plant products in traditional health has been a practice for centuries. Mother Nature has provided some of the most diverse, complex compounds still used today to promote wellness and address a variety of concerns. When presented with so many essential oil options, you might pose the common question: What’s the difference? How do you compare Lemon and Lime? Lavender and Clary Sage? Cassia and Cinnamon Bark? Or, in this case, CBD and Copaiba?

The Endocannabinoid System

The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a hot term in complementary and alternative medicine, and for good reason. It plays a fundamental role in managing many modern and prevalent concerns, including mood, inflammation, appetite, and relaxation. This biological system, composed of receptors, cannabinoids, and enzymes, is found throughout the central and peripheral nervous system and acts as a regulator for countless physiological processes. What that means is the ECS helps maintain internal balance in a world that is constantly changing.

CB1 and CB2 Receptors

Within the ECS, there are two primary receptors, cannabinoid receptor 1 (CB1) and cannabinoid receptor 2 (CB2). The brain and spinal cord contain CB1 receptors, whereas CB2 receptors are predominately found in our immune system. Due to residing in different parts of the body, activation of these receptors can have very different effects. For instance CB2 activation supports healthy nervous and immune system function, while activating its counterpart (CB1) receptors can modulate mood, memory, or even perception of pain. While binding to the CB1 receptors positively influences many brain functions, research has shown that it may also have some unwanted psychoactive effects 1 .

There are three groups of molecules that can greatly affect the function of the ECS: endocannabinoids (produced by the body), phytocannabinoids (produced by plants), and synthetic cannabinoids (produced in a lab). Phytocannabinoids are different because they are produced naturally by plants, such as Cannabis, Black Truffle, and Cacao, and found within essential oils such as Copaiba, Black Pepper, and Melissa.

Literature suggests that these ECS-influencing substances tend to be selective in the receptors they activate 2 . This means they tend to activate either the CB1 or CB2 receptors, and they do so directly or indirectly depending on their chemical makeup. Furthermore, the stronger or more directly the molecule adheres to its receptor, the quicker it will produce a physiological effect. This is precisely why Copaiba is such a valued essential oil, it is high in a phytocannabinoid called beta-caryophyllene (BCP). Beta-caryophyllene has the ability to bind directly to CB2 receptors to affect the ECS.

The Advantages of Copaiba

At the 2019 Together Convention, doTERRA’s Director of Education and Training, Scott Johnson, said, “Copaiba and CBD work within the same biological system, so people naturally want to compare them, but it’s not really a fair comparison[…]Copaiba has benefits that can’t be achieved with CBD.”

Because BCP directly binds to CB2 receptors, it produces rapid and powerful changes within the body. On the other hand, CBD doesn’t effectively bind to either receptor so it indirectly affects the ECS. In fact, despite having the unique ability to bind (indirectly) to both CB1 and CB2, CBD’s interaction is not nearly as intense as that offered by other compounds.

Exemplifying doTERRA’s commitment to Pursue What’s Pure, Copaiba is a product born from that standard. Unlike CBD, essential oils rich in BCP, such as Copaiba, are easily tolerated compounds that offer countless benefits to the human body. At this year’s convention, Scott highlighted other possible targets and pathways for BCP outside the ECS such as the CD14 receptor, the μ-Opioid receptor, and the α7-nACHRs receptor.* These receptors affect pathways associated with healthy inflammatory response 3 , overall body comfort, and cognitive function.

The Limitations of CBD

Because CBD does not bind directly to receptors, you can expect slower cellular responses. Scott Johnson said it best at convention describing CBD as a “helper molecule that signals the ECS to work more efficiently and modulate our responses to the molecules that do directly bind to our receptors.” Furthermore, as doTERRA’s in-house GCMS testing has shown, CBD—which is an isolate extracted from the cannabis plant—is often mixed with carrier oils, so absorption is limited and the effect is further decreased. In fact, a recent review of clinical data on CBD revealed internal usage may come with potential unwanted risks 4 .

In addition, according to a study published in 2017, 69% of CBD products were mislabeled and found to have higher levels of THC than are currently permitted by regulations 5 . This poses regulatory challenges and also increased risk for unwanted side effects. Not only can formulations of CBD contain some amount of THC 6 , but as previously mentioned, CBD is not an essential oil, it’s an isolate extracted from the cannabis plant. For doTERRA, the fact that it is nearly impossible for CBD to meet CPTG Certified Pure Tested Grade™ standards for purity and potency is reason enough to keep it out of the product line.

Why Copaiba

With its fast and direct bonding to CB2, beta-caryophyllene is a powerful constituent with potential to support well-being in a variety of ways. Try taking Copaiba orally to support a healthy inflammatory response 7 , apply topically to help reduce blemishes, or use aromatically to create a calm and relaxing environment.* As Scott Johnson says, “When used daily, Copaiba helps you live a longer and healthier life with greater periods of homeostasis.”

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.