Copaiba essential oil

Copaiba essential oil

(Copaifera officinalis)

topical aromatic

Copaiba essential oil is a for topical or aromatic use while Copaiba Vitality™ essential oil is a dietary oil and can therefore be ingested.

Copaiba It comes from trees in the genus Copaifera which are leguminous trees,???????????????????????????????????????????? commonly found in the Amazon rainforest. When tapped, these trees secrete a sticky, viscous liquid called oleoresin. This transparent resin is then used to extract Copaiba essential oil, a powerhouse of an essential oil with many valuable properties. With high levels of beta-caryophyllene (a chemical also found in marijuana) and a uniquely sweet aromatic profile, Copaiba oil helps create a relaxing atmosphere when diffused or applied topically.

The gentle, woodsy aroma of Copaiba makes it a great addition to your daily routine and skin care. Add it to a neutral moisturizer to utilize its natural fragrance and moisturizing properties or apply it to flex points following activity for an uplifting, comforting cooldown.

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How to use: For aromatic or topical use.  Diffuse, inhale, or add to bath water.  Apply to crown of head, back of neck, behind ears or inside wrists.  Possible skin sensitivity.

  1. Add to a moisturizer or skin cream to help enhance the appearance of healthy-looking skin.
  2. Copaiba is a signature oil in Young Living’s Active & Fit Kit and can be diluted with a carrier oil for a post-workout massage oil. For an added cooling sensation, combine with Peppermint or Wintergreen.
  3. Copaiba is known as a “magnifier”.  Mix Copaiba with other topical oils to enhance the benefits of that oil.
  4. Diffuse to create a warm, inviting space. Try a custom diffusing blend by adding oils such as Cedarwood or Cinnamon Bark.
  5. Create a natural beard oil with Copaiba, a lightweight carrier oil, and a complementary oil such as Northern Lights Black Spruce or Peppermint.
  6. Create a hair mask that nourishes both hair and scalp:combine ½ avocado, 1 egg yolk, 2–4 drops of Copaiba essential oil, and 1–2 drops of Rosemary essential oil in a blender. Distribute through hair, massage into scalp, and wrap hair in a shower cap. Wait 5–10 minutes. Rinse out in the shower, and then shampoo and condition as normal.

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Sage Vitality™ Essential Oil

Sage Vitality™ Essential Oil

(Salvia officinalis)

dietary

Sage essential oil is used aromatically and topically while Sage Vitality essential oil is a dietary oil and therefore can be ingested.

The sage plant, also known as Salvia officinalis, is a member of the mint family. Sage Vitality™ is steamed distilled from the leaves and is known for its warm, earthy flavor that no Thanksgiving dinner could be without.

However, this potent essential oil is too good to be reserved solely for the holidays. Sage Vitality oil can also be a wonderful flavor enhancer for seafood, vegetables, breadsticks, corn breads, muffins, and other savory breads.

How to use: How to use: For internal use.  To use as a dietary supplement, add to food, water or other beverages.  Can also place a few drops in a vegetable capsule and take internally to support overall wellness

  1. Add to holiday dishes like stuffing to enjoy its signature flavor.
  2. Take as a dietary supplement to support a healthy digestive system.*
  3. Use Sage Vitality while baking winter squash to enhance the squash’s earthy flavors.
  4. Use Sage Vitality essential oil in soups and stews to add a wonderful flavor to signature winter dishes.

Vegetable Soup

The great thing about vegetable soup is that you can add whatever you have on hand.  Don’t fret if you don’t have these vegetables in your fridge – Substitute corn, cabbage, kale, asparagus, even orzo pasta…whatever!

  • 2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 3-4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 cup green beans, sliced
  • 1 cup carrots, sliced
  • 1 cup zucchini, diced
  • 1/2 cup celery, diced
  • 1 medium potato, diced
  • 1 can cannellini beans
  • 6 cups vegetable broth (try making your own vegetable broth with kitchen scraps!)
  • 1-2 drops Sage Vitality Essential oil
  • 1-2 drops Thyme Vitality Essential oil
  • S/P to taste

Add oil and garlic to pan and saute until fragrant, about 1 minute.  Add carrots and celery and cook 5 minutes more.  Add remaining ingredients (excepts essential oils) and simmer for 30 minutes until vegetables are tender.  Add essential oils and simmer for 10 minutes more.

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