Much controversy surrounds Cannabis, medicinal marijuana, CBD oil and THC containing products.

You need to understand what each product does and how it works to decide which is best for you.

What Are Cannabinoids?

Cannabinoids are chemical compounds.

Cannabinoids affect one or both cannabinoid receptors in the human body.

The cannabinoid receptors in the human body are CB1 or CB2.

Some cannabinoids are legal.

Examples are CBD and those found in essential oils.

Others, like THC from cannabis and marijuana, are not.

(Except, of course, medicinal marijuana.)

The Three Types of Cannabinoids


CBD is short for CannaBiDiol.

CBD is a biochemical constituent of cannabis and hemp plants.

CBD made from hemp is weaker than CBD made from cannabis/marijuana.

CBD from hemp 2-4%. CBD from cannabis is 5-30%.

All CBD extractions contain some amount of THC.

THC is the plant’s biochemical that makes you feel high.

Some CBD products contain a low enough percentage of THC to be legal in our country.

Benefits of CBD Include:

  • Pain relief
  • Anxiety reduction
  • Cancer treatment and prevention
  • Seizure treatment
  • Neurological issues
  • Diabetes prevention (lowers insulin)
  • Cardiovascular health (promotes)


THC stands for TetraHydroCannabinol.

THC is a biochemical constituent of the cannabis plant.

THC is the psychoactive chemical in the plant making people feel high when smoking or using THC products.

THC chemically resembles anandamide, another type of cannabinoid naturally produced in our brains.

Anandamide regulates our appetite, memory, mood, and sleep.

The resemblance is what makes people using THC feel relaxed and hungry.


BCP is also called Beta-CaryoPhyllene.

BCP is the dietary cannabinoid found in doTERRA’s Copaiba oil.

Copaiba essential oil by doTERRA contains a very high amount of BCP–60%.

BCP is a different type of cannabinoid than CBD. Yet, it directly affects the same CB2 receptors.

And, Copiaba oil contains a much higher active biochemical amount of BCP (60%) than CBD products (2-30%).

BCP is also found in lower amounts in other essential oils like Melissa and black pepper.

What are Cannabinoid Receptors?

Cannabinoid receptors exist all over the body.

Cannabinoid receptors are in the brain, organs, tissues, glands and immune cells.

The cannabinoid system’s goal is body homeostasis.

CB1 and CB2 are the two different types of cannabinoids.

CB1 resides in the nervous system, connective tissues, gonads, glands, and organs.

CB2 resides in the immune system and structures.

Tissues sometimes contain both CB1 and CB2 receptors.

CB1 receptors interact with THC to cause psychoactive effects.

CB2 receptors do not cause psychoactive effects.

CBD oil and Copiaba essential oil target CB2 receptors.

CBD oil interacts indirectly with CB2 receptors.

Copiaba interacts directly with CB2 receptors.

As mentioned earlier, CB2 receptors reside mostly in the immune system.

CB2 receptors improve immunity, reduce inflammation, and relieve certain types of pain.

So to summarize CBD vs Copaiba oil …..


THC comes from the cannabis or hemp plants and is illegal in most states.


CBD oil from hemp contains only trace amounts of THC and is legal in all 50 states.

CBD oil does not make you high.

CBD oil helps neurological issues, pain and more by indirectly interacting with CB2 receptors in the body.


BCP, caryophyllene, is a cannabinoid found in very high levels in doTERRA’s Copaiba oil.

BCP interacts directly with CB2 receptors.

Remember what we mentioned earlier: CB2 receptors improve immunity, reduce inflammation, and relieve certain types of pain.

When ingested, the BCP in Copaiba possesses strong antioxidant properties, promotes healthy cellular function, supports immune function, intestinal tract and colon.

Research shows Copaiba essential oil helps keep mouth, teeth, and gums clean and healthy looking.

Applying Copaiba topically keeps skin clear while helping reduce the appearance of blemishes.

A recent research study found ingesting Copaiba supports uterine health and ease menstruation.*

Why I choose doTERRA’s Copaiba Oil

  • Much less expensive than CBD
  • 100% drug-free with no risk of containing THC and 100% legal
  • Not from the cannabis plant, so using Copaiba won’t affect a drug test
  • DoTERRA extensively tests all products, including third-party testing. doTERRA guarantees all oils are oils free of pesticides, heavy metals, and contaminants.

How to Use Copaiba Essential Oil

Copaiba is a very versatile oil!

Ways to use Copaiba:

  • Add Copaiba to your toner or apply to your face. Doing so keeps skin clear while reducing the appearance of blemishes.
  • Copaiba blends well with Roman Chamomile, Cedarwood, Sandalwood, Frankincense, or Ylang Ylang.
  • Ingest by adding 1-3 drops to water, juice or tea. Or place drops under your tongue. Copaiba supports the cardiovascular, immune, digestive, nervous, and immune system*. Copiaba is also an anti-inflammatory.
  • Diffuse! Copaiba’s woody scent can help calm any anxious feelings you may be experiencing.
  • Take one to two drops in your mouth or in a veggie capsule. Copiaba is an antioxidant and prevents potential damage to your cells from oxidation.*
  • Use in a calming bath by adding two to three drops to body wash before mixing it in the water.

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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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