You’ve probably heard of essential oils, I mean they’re everywhere these days. Not necessarily a good thing … but … with the right education they can be. One in particular has become a favorite of my daily regimen is Copaiba. The research is exploding on what this oil can do, but I just love how it makes me feel! AND I love what It’s doing for my dogs!
What is Copaiba?
I pronounce it Co-PIE-ba and seriously who can’t remember PIE??
Copaiba Essential Oil is absolutely amazing! It is versatile by supporting multiple body systems which helps to bring the body to a more restful, balanced state. This oil is safe for all ages of all animals, including humans, dogs, cats, horses, reptiles, and birds. In order to understand how Copaiba affects the body, we need to take a closer look at the chemistry.
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The Science in Copaiba
I put this section in here for those who want to understand HOW and WHY things work. If you’re not into that, totally cool, just skip to the next parts…
The body has receptors that serve as a vital link between the brain and the rest of the body. These help cells communicate with each other. Two of these receptors are the CB1 and CB2 receptors.
CB1, is expressed primarily on the nerve cells in the brain. Research has shown that CB1 receptor activation influences memory and pain regulation, but it also induces psychoactive effects, rather known as a “high.”
CB2 is expressed predominantly on white blood cells within the immune system. These receptors support healthy nervous system function, proper immune function, and have soothing and relaxing properties on the body (similar to CB1), primarily through their ability to regulate inflammation. But CB2 receptor activation does not have the same psychoactive side effects as CB1 receptor activation.
How Copaiba works…
Copaiba essential oil is high in sesquiterpenes which activate the CB2 receptors. Beta-Caryophyllene is a primary sesquiterpene and it supports healthy nervous and immune function. It also has similar soothing and relaxing properties on the body without the potential psychoactive side effects. This combination supports multiple body systems, including the respiratory system, the integumentary system (skin, hair, nails, and hooves), the cardiovascular system, the lymphatic system, the digestive system, the renal system, and, probably most importantly, the nervous system.
Purity really DOES matter
Overall, Copaiba helps promote a healthy inflammatory response, supports the urinary and GI tracts, can be used on scrapes and mild cuts, relaxes sore muscles and joints, promotes lymphatic flow, supports the upper and lower respiratory tract and mucous membranes, eases feelings of nervousness and tension, and promotes a sense of well-being. Due to the specific distillation process without the use of any harmful chemicals and the massive certification process our company utilizes, our Copaiba essential oil is safe to use topically, aromatically, and internally, and it is safe for pets. I strongly suggest you work with an essential oil educator to help you understand the safe ways to use this oil for your own health, as well as the health of your pets. You can connect with me and get access to all of my bonus resources and tools, go here to get set up today.
So, How Would You Use It For Pets?
Here are just a few examples… Please do message me directly for specific questions, especially related to dilution and application safety processes for you and your pet.
Aromatically: Diffuse in your home, including where your dog sleeps. Topically: Dilute based on the dog’s weight and apply to affected area or along the spine. Internally: Dilute based on the dog’s weight and mix with their wet or dry food.
Aromatically: Diffuse in your home. Topically: Dilute, heavily, and apply to affected area or along the spine. Internally: Not generally indicated for cats. Bonus Tip: Mix 3 drops of Copaiba in 1 cup of baking soda and, after 24 hours, sprinkle a little on your litter box.
Aromatically: Diffuse in barn or stall. Topically: Apply directly to area of concern or along the spine. Dilution is generally not necessary. Internally: Mix 1 drop per 100 pounds of body weight in feed 1 time per day. For horses smaller than 100 pounds, dilution would be necessary.
Aromatically: Diffuse in home, near bird cage. Topically: Generally not recommended, can in some cases heavily diluted with a carrier oil and water. Internally: Generally not recommended.