If you regularly visit our website, then you probably know all about CBD. Its’ benefits, risks, and how you can get it. But even if you weren’t that big of a fan of CBD, you likely already knew a couple of things about it. On the other hand, copaiba oil remains a pretty unknown substance that not many people have heard of.
What Is Copaiba Oil?
To simplify it: it’s the essential oil found in copaifera trees. It is extracted by punching a hole in the tree then putting a tap in it. After that, copaiba resin will start flowing out, which is then purified to make the oil. Another way of getting it out is by chopping off the bark of the tree then using a method called steam extraction.
But no matter which one you use, you will end up with the same result — the copaiba oil.
What are the benefits of using copaiba oil?
Like CBD, this oil has a ton of benefits, as well. Although the two differ a bit when it comes to exact conditions.
But the main reason why people use it is the inflammatory and pain-relieving effects. These are prevalent conditions that aren’t too severe but still need to be treated, hence why many people to turn to this essential oil, as it doesn’t have random chemicals in it that we would rather keep out of our body.
The most useful thing it does, though, is the immune system support. This simple oil can easily strengthen your whole immune system in just a couple of days of treatment. This means that you don’t have to worry about catching too many illnesses. However, if you have a problem with that during the flu season, and you don’t have to be popping vitamin C like crazy. It works great for kids as well, especially those who are still in kindergarten or pre-school. We all know how many children are going there, even if they are sick. The place can easily become a breeding ground for bacteria.
Although, if you ingest this oil then it can do wonders to your digestive system. It can clear out a lot of toxins and free you of discomfort that occurs after eating. Simply saying: it can restore your stomach and intestines to the way they are supposed to be.
How is copaiba oil used?
Like most essential oils, it is either inhaled or diffused. The most common method of administering this oil is by mixing it in lotion, letting it sit for a little bit then spreading it on the affected area. Or you can cover yourself with it entirely too. It won’t hurt.
But a few people like to put some in their water or tea and ingest it that way. This usually results in the effect being a little bit delayed, as the slowest absorption happens through the stomach, but even that only happens because the oil takes a lot of time to get there.
Be sure to check out “From Hit to Kick: Time For CBD Oil to Take Effect” for a look at how these oils take time to have an effect on your body depending how you administer it.
Let’s Recap What CBD Is
You probably already know all of this, but if not, then all of this information will be required to understand the differences. But a quick rehearsal won’t hurt either way.
CBD is not an actual oil. The term stands for cannabidiol, which are compounds that can be found in marijuana. They are extracted then mixed into a carrier oil, hence why many people believe that it is an essential oil, to begin with. Well, not at all. It’s just a simple compound. Oil is just the easiest way of containing and selling it.
What are the benefits of using CBD?
We have written posts about most of these conditions, so if you want to take a look at more descriptive posts, then follow the links.
- Pain relief
- Menstrual cramps
- Weight loss
Now you probably see why many people use CBD. It has a lot of positive effects and almost 0 negatives. But even if we take all of those conditions away, we are still left with the calming and relaxing effect of CBD. And yes, let’s be honest, a lot of people self medicate because of that. But some do need that kind of intervention as their daily lives put too much stress on them.
How is CBD used?
Generally speaking, there are a ton of ways to take CBD. That includes edibles, drops, vapes, soaps, bath bombs, lotion, but you can even get CBD nasal sprays. You will surely be able to find a method that fits your needs, as there is a lot of variety here.
There is just one downside to all those types of ingestion…
CBD is entirely natural, just as much as copaiba oil is. But it can be sold as not-so-natural as well mainly because people would rather use edibles, soaps or vapes than drops. This is completely understandable, but in these cases, they are taking in a lot of other stuff as well. That’s not too good, but not all that bad either, as the only effect this kind of production has is that it makes the CBD a little less potent. But still, you are ingesting much more than just pure CBD.
Much more actually. In some cases, you can find small traces of THC, which is the psychoactive compound of marijuana. Meaning that you will experience certain downsides like you would with if you smoked cannabis. But of course, that’s not always the case, you can easily find CBD that doesn’t contain any THC, but you have to look for them individually.
Difference Between CBD Oil vs Copaiba Oil
Copaiba oil and CBD have wildly different effects, lengths of effect, and taking methods. And a whole lot more. But if you face some problems that could be solved with oil like these, then you need to get informed and know the difference.
1. The origins: BD oil vs copaiba oil
Both of these oils are made from plants, so both of them are perfectly natural. The best part is that manufacturers like to keep their recipes clean and pure, so you don’t have to worry about additives or useless chemicals.
Although there is one thing, you need to take into account. Copaiba oil doesn’t contain any psychoactive compounds in any circumstance, vs CBD which usually has a little bit in it. THC, to be exact. You can get oils that don’t contain any, of course, but you have to go out of your way to do so. And even then, you will likely end up with a product that still has traces of THC in it.
But don’t worry, that is not nearly enough to make you hallucinate or paranoid, that only happens if you take it in huge amounts. Like when using cannabis.
2. The benefits
Copaiba oil is very limited. It can only do so little, and there are very few circumstances where it can make a noticeable difference.
On the other hand, CBD is excellent for a ton of things. Chronic illnesses, pain, mental problems, you name it. And the best part is that we don’t even know about all the benefits, as it only recently became legal to experiment with. So who knows? It might become a cure for cancer one day.
Quick note: some studies have been done on the topic of cancer and CBD, but they didn’t find something that could get rid of the tumor. Instead, CBD has been used on pancreatic cancer, and the results were insane. The survival rate went up to 3 times its’ original amount.
3. The use: CBD oil vs copaiba oil
As we have previously said before, copaiba oil can only be inhaled or drank. There is not much else to do with it. Although, there is no reason to, as this essential oil works just fine this way.
But once again, CBD is much different. It can be taken in a lot of ways (drops, edibles, vapes, lotions, soaps, etc.) So if you prefer using various methods to administer your “medication,” then you will most definitely like CBD more. Also, it’s a lot tastier and more fun way of taking essential oils. After all, in one case, you would just be sitting in a room and doing whatever. But with CBD, you can eat delicious gummies or soak in a bathtub with a bath bomb. Which one sounds better?
4. The price
This varies in both cases. The price depends on the potency, quality, and craftsmanship used to make the product. There are a lot more factors, but these are the main ones. They will be the core of what determines the cost, and even a little bit of higher quality can result in a huge price change. So make sure you compare the money and worth ratio because you can easily end up with something that you shouldn’t have paid for in the first place.
But generally, the two are in the same price range. Weirdly enough. A lot of us would expect CBD to be more expensive, but the truth is that because the copaiba oil is made, it gets more expensive. Especially ones made with the steam extraction method. Although if you want to look at specifics, then you can find higher quality copaiba oil for less than you would CBD.
Check out “Reasons Behind High Price of CBD & Its Products” for more info on why CBD products have such a high price.
If you have a particular problem that could be solved with these oils, then don’t hesitate to use them. All those articles and posts aren’t lying. They really can do wonders for you. Just make sure you read up thoroughly about them because you don’t want to be blindly taking essential oils. Although, the best would be to check in with a doctor first and ask for their advice on the matter.
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