chronic pain

Copaiba Every Day

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While my blog is called Essential Oils Daily, I don’ t necessarily use the same oils each day. One exception—I take a drop or two of Copaiba under my tongue each day. I love the mild taste and the complex chemistry that provides so many potential beneficial outcomes.

Copaiba essential oil is derived from the resin of the copaiba tree which can grow upwards of more than 100 feet and can be found in tropical South America. Copaiba oil is widely used in cosmetic products including soaps, creams, lotions, and perfumes. Since the 16th century, copaiba essential oil has been utilized in traditional health practices by the natives of north and northeastern Brazil. Similar to Black Pepper essential oil, Copaiba can help soothe anxious feelings and it can be applied to the skin to promote a clear, smooth complexion. Taken internally, Copaiba essential oil supports the health of the cardiovascular, immune, digestive, nervous, and respiratory systems.* Although Copaiba does not contain psychoactive cannabinoids, the main component caryophyllene may be neuroprotective and have cardiovascular and immune benefits.* It’s also a powerful antioxidant that promotes immune health.*

Uses

  • Add 1 to 2 drops to water, juice, or tea to support the health of the cardiovascular, immune, digestive, nervous, and respiratory system.*

  • Provides antioxidant support when ingested.*

  • Take internally to help soothe and calm the nervous system.*

  • Apply topically combined with a carrier oil or a facial moisturizer to help keep skin clean and clear, and to help reduce the appearance of blemishes.


Support for many body systems

You know I love oils that support many body systems. These oils make it that much easier to simplify our proactive wellness plans. Copaiba is a blend of several species of trees from Brazil. This sourcing video shows the care that goes into the craft of sourcing this beautiful oil.

When taken internally, Copaiba essential oil may be calming, soothing and supportive to the nervous system*. dōTERRA Copaiba Softgels are easy to swallow and provide a convenient way to receive the internal benefits of dōTERRA Copaiba essential oil.

Use dōTERRA Copaiba Softgels to receive antioxidant support for your cellular health. The softgels also support the health of the respiratory system, the digestive system, the immune system and the cardiovascular system. Take one softgel daily to address concerns with any or all of these systems.  When taken on a regular basis, your overall health can improve!


*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.

Simple Natural Solutions for Many Body Systems. Shop for  Copaiba

Simple Natural Solutions for Many Body Systems. Shop for Copaiba

The Big Picture of Wellness

Often times when people are just getting started with essential oils, a shift in thinking is required. Once the shift in thinking happens, we can start to see shifts in health and wellness too. 

Wellness is a big-picture endeavor, and essential oils are a key tool to building it. Many people, however, wish to employ essential oils as a magic bullet for chronic health concerns, but that is an unrealistic expectation.  
 

For example, when I am teaching a class, a mother will ask how to help her child's irritated skin with essential oils. This is an unrealistic expectation because ongoing skin issues are typically a reflection of gut health. Gut health can be supported by a healthy diet (typically eliminating dairy, sugar, and gluten either temporarily or permanently depending on the individual), probiotics, and essential oils. Topical application of the oils sometimes provides temporary relief, but this is like putting masking tape over the "check engine" light on your car's dash board. Maybe you can't see the problem, but the cause is still present. 

To truly care for our health, we need to approach it as a big-picture endeavor where many factors make up the whole. These factors are universal, no matter your age, gender, race or ethnicity. 

Of course, this approach takes work, thought, and patience, which is why many people still fall into the pattern of getting a script for some "masking tape" from their doctor. 

If you are ready to shift your thinking and put positive habits into practice, here are some areas on which you will need to focus. 

  • Eat Right
  • Exercise
  • Rest and Manage Stress
  • Reduce Toxicity
  • Informed Self Care
  • Proactive Health Care

*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.

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You Are Not Alone

Illnesses are never fun to go through, especially alone. Invisible illnesses are even harder to work through without support from friends, family, or community members. That is why Tracy Strand, a dōTERRA Wellness Advocate, created a support group in her home town to help those struggling with illnesses of depression and chronic pain like she was. She worked with her church to create a safe space for these women in her community to cultivate faith and hope for these women living with their invisible illnesses. If you know someone struggling with these kinds of illnesses, reach out to them. Tell them you love them, offer to listen or to just be with them. Even the smallest acts of kindness could make a difference. You can read Tracy’s inspiring story here: https://doterra.com/US/en/about/caring-chronic-pain-support-group

 

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