Since the sixteenth century, Copaiba essential oil has been utilized in traditional health practices by the natives of north and northeastern Brazil. Copaiba oil has also been widely used in cosmetic products like soaps, creams, and lotions. This essential oil’s benefits, however, reach far beyond the surface. Dr. David K. Hill D.C., Founding Executive, Chief Medical Officer, and Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Committee at doTERRA talks about the science behind this unique oil. He specifically discusses the endocannabinoid system and how Copaiba oil interacts with this important system of the body. Unlike other plants of its kind, the oil derived from the copaiba tree does not contain psychoactive cannabinoids. The main component caryophyllene may be neuroprotective and have cardiovascular and immune benefits without any negative or unwanted effects on the rest of the body. Copaiba essential oil has other numerous benefits as well, including sustaining a proper immune response, providing liver support, possessing antioxidant properties, and supporting proper respiratory function. This essential oil is new, exciting, and versatile. We are eager to see how our Wellness Advocates incorporate Copaiba into their daily lives.