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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Essential Oils 101 with Jess - August 2018: Copaiba

Awhile ago, I got curious about essential oils.  A lot of people I know that either prefer natural/herbal medicines or cannot take or use a lot of modern antibiotics due to allergies or other health issues use essential oils.  Because of this, I asked a friend of mine, Jessica, who is an essential oil guru in my opinion, if she'd be willing to do a monthly feature on here for me about essential oils, and she said she'd be delighted to! :)  "Essential Oils 101 with Jess" will go live the first day of every month, and I hope you find the information helpful!  If you're curious about essential oils, this information will be a great starting point for you! (See the disclaimer at the bottom of the post for further information.)

Without further adieu, I give you Jess!


As a wife to a husband who works hard at 50+ hours a week and a stay-at-home Mommy of 2 very busy littles, I simply say, "Hello!  My name is Jess!"  I've been faithfully using my Young Living kit and oils for 2 years now.  I thought that they were just over priced bottles of smelly oils, and it took me a year before I actually USED them in 2016 after my daughter was born and she fell ill.  After a few failed attempts of medicines and research, I made the choice to turn to oils.  The difference within 24 hours sold me out, and now they've become a daily part of my family's lives!  I love to do research upon research to find just what different oils are, what they do, and how I can use them.  My passion to share and teach others continues to grow daily.  Unfortunately, we aren't born with vast amounts of wisdom and knowledge, so that's why I'm here!  I want to make that road a little easier for each of you! 

August's Oil of the Month:
Copaiba 5mL

What better oil to have for the beginning transitions from summer to fall than this one!  With a soft almost woodsy sweet scent and so many benefits, don’t let this one FALL of the list! (Ha!)  This makes a great support for muscles, digestion, stress and emotions and also cardio!  It’s really like the jack of all trades in one drop!  Did you know you can also add a drop or 2 to any of your other oils and it significantly boosts their effects!?  And hey, mommas and papas, listen up!  This is MUST HAVE for littles!  Nothing works better on sore teething gums then a drop rubbed directly onto the gum and along the outer jaw like Copaiba does!  And there are no toxins or chemicals that your children will be ingesting or absorbing with this relief! 

I absolutely love to share my personal testimonies concerning these oils and what they bring to my family’s lives, and this one has a million!  But let’s keep it focused, right!  Well, as a momma to 2, THEY are my living-breathing-injury-sustaining testimonies!  My daughter  is currently 1+ years and has a lot of little teeth coming in or is about to.  I can’t leave home without this oil as it is the only thing that not only calms her pain and tackles that heavy inflammation in her jaw, but it also CALMS her down!  It’s a very peaceful scent and alleviates her physical and emotional discomfort all at once!  Then with my ever-growing 9 year old boy who tries to injure every body part as he plays, this is his go to!  It not only instantly fights inflammation, but it soothes his skin AND helps promote healing and reduces scarring!  It’s another aspect of making this a MUST HAVE oil for parents!  

While you are able to use this oil undiluted as it’s a very soft and not spicy oil, my favorite recipe for parenthood calls for dilution as a carrier oil helps keep the oil from evaporating off of the skin as quickly.  Think of it as a carrier barrier! (Ha!)   The use of a roller bottle helps make the rolling onto the face and inflamed areas easier, too. 

Here's what you’ll need to make your own Copaiba Comfort:
  • 1 10mL roller bottle 
  • 10 drops of Copaiba oil*
  • your choice of carrier oil 
To make Copaiba Comfort, simply add the 10 drops of Copaiba oil to the roller bottle and then fill the rest of the bottle with your carrier oil, and there you have it - an amazing, calming, owie-comforting roll-on that you’ll use time and time again! 

* - Click on the link to view the ingredient list to see if this ingredient is right for you and fits your individual allergen needs.  Note that the oils mentioned are the Vitality variety.  You can search the other oils and blends here.

Ready to make your own Copaiba Comfort or want to know more about how to get your own oils?
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For even more information on how you can get started with Young Living Essential Oils, click here.

Curious as to "Why Young Living?"  Click here.

Want to keep up with my latest oils, info and discovery?
Head over to my blog, Essentially Balanced.

Disclaimer:  This post is for informational purposes only and is not meant to take the place of your doctor’s medical advice.  Though essential oils can be of great benefit for many people, they need to be used properly, and please be advised that some people cannot use essential oils due to allergies, sensitivities, etc.  I highly recommend that you discuss the use of essential oils with your allergist or physician prior to using them for the first time to see if essential oils are right for you.  All information shared here is based on the personal experiences of Jessica Pero and/or myself, and individual results can vary.  Neither of us are doctors, and we cannot treat, cure or diagnose any medical conditions.  

Neither Jessica nor I have been paid for our opinion of Young Living products, though free samples may have been sent to us at times (most products will have been purchased by at least Jessica for personal use vs. being given to her for free to try prior to it appearing on this page).  Our opinions are 100% our own without censor and reflect our personal feelings on the products and not that of the company/person that sent them to us.  If I do not have a comment on a particular product, it is because I have not personally tried it.  No product will be shown on this site that has not been tried by at least Jessica beforehand.

This post will also contain links (that were safe and valid at the time of posting) to outside sources to give you more information about the products listed and about how to purchase these products, including but not limited to the option to set up an account with Young Living.  You are not required nor obligated to set up an account with Young Living nor to purchase products from them by visiting these links.  If you choose to set up an account with Young Living or buy their products, you do so at your own discretion.  Furthermore, by using the information in this post, you expressly acknowledge and agree that Caring Foodie, its author (Julie Moore), Jessica and Caleb Pero, Essentially Balanced, Young Living, and are not responsible for the outcomes of your decisions resulting from the use of this information including, but not limited to, your choosing to purchase or not purchase products, to take (or not to take) a specific course of action based on the information shared herein or your seeking (or not seeking) professional medical care.

Thanks for being my guest, Jess!

I hope you all have enjoyed learning a little more about Copaiba essential oil.  If you have further questions, please leave a comment below and Jess will respond as she is able or contact her via her "Contact" page.

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