Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Traveled to Brazil to learn even more about copaiba essential oil

Adventures in Brazil

Rain Forest Copaiba with Cocoa Butter and Tree Leaves Soap





Copaiba Oil is actually an oleoresin tapped from the Amazon Rain Forest Copaiba tree. This resinous oil is rich in beta-carophylene which promotes germ-free action and is an excellent anti-acne, skin-clearing agent. The resin is extracted from the trunk of the Copaiba tree through small holes that close naturally with time.To the natives of the Amazon, the Copaiba tree offers many natural health properties which have been utilized for years While soap in an essential for cleanliness and good health, it is not always recommended for facial care. Some soaps can dry the sensitive skin and leave behind a film that doesn't look or feel good. Copaiba, on the other hand, is soapless and gentle on dry, oily, and combination skin. It has been used for years by Brazilian women to enhance their exotic, tropical beauty, and in recent years American woman are discovering these secrets can help them look young and fresh. It cleans and moisturizes.With the addition of cocoa butter and copaiba tree leaves, it makes this soap extra creamy and a mild exfoliant, and great smelling

Marc Schreuder, director of product formulation, recently traveled to Brazil to learn even more about copaiba essential oil, Young Living’s newest single. I want to share with you some excerpts from one of his e-mails to me while he was in the Amazon rain forest:

“…spent the evening chatting with local copaiba experts, who had very detailed information on copaiba, the harvesting, and the Indians. Luckily, the Indians who used to kill intruders and loggers aren’t any more, and with the proper introduction, should provide a warm welcome…”

“…copaiba trees are concentrated as part of a huge government-granted Indian reservation in the heart of the Amazon. Typically you have one or two trees per hectare that produce between two to five kilos of oil per tree per year or two. If you tap more oil, you get less the subsequent years. It is a very renewable crop that is unique to the Amazon, but the trees have to be between 30 and 50 years old to produce good oil…”

“…it’s amazing to see that animals love to drink the copaiba, and wild boars have been seen digging their tusks into the trunk to drink out the copal.”

Toby Palmer
—Product Manager, Essential Oils





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2 comments:

sx said...

I love the soaps! They provide a very silky but rich lather and all have a very light and delicious scent to them. I have had no problems with dryness or itching since using your soaps, and I will definitely be ordering more. Thank you so much!!
Darcy Della Vega, Woodbridge, VA

2009 said...

Hello, I received my package of soap today and was extremely pleased. The bars looked great, some looked delicious and your packaging, while simple, looks pretty; almost to where I don't want to use the soaps but just want to look at them! I will be placing another order, as well as ordering for gifts. I cannot wait to use my first bar tonight! Thank You! Lanette L.