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The holidays can bring so much joy. So much connection, conversation over dinner, and happy moments. And there can be a lot of stress and anxiety mixed in there as well. We’re making sure you’re covered and smelling fresh with these two beautiful limited edition winter scents. 

Our Winter Spice features that distinct warm holiday smell with hints of cinnamon, sweet orange, and cloves. It’s like all your best holiday memories of warm drinks by the fire, wrapped up into one free-from deodorant. 

Winter Mint gives you that invigoratingly fresh feeling with our special use of Japanese peppermint. The high concentration of menthol gives this free-from deodorant a winter wonderland scent. 

Both special edition scents feature copaiba oil, giving them natural anti-inflammatory properties. And because copaiba oil’s scent has a direct effect on the mood, the aromatherapy aspects will aid to reduce any holiday stress levels this year. Like all our products, these deodorants are safe and free-from toxins. Their aluminum-free qualities safely neutralize underarm odour by using botanicals and scientifically validated ingredients of the highest quality.

It’s the season of giving, so treat yourself and a loved one to these two holiday scents, available in a bundle.

 

Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash

Benefits of Copaiba Oil when used in Free-From Deodorant

 

What is Copaiba Oil?

A powerfully relaxing essential oil, Copaiba comes from a fragrant, large tropical tree native to South America. Traditionally used since the 19th century as a healing and anti-inflammatory agent in Brazilian folk medicine, its pleasant and spicy aroma can be found in our Personalized Woodsy deodorant and limited Edition Holiday scents.

The Science

In recent years, several studies suggest a broad spectrum of benefits from Copaiba oil, including antimicrobial (1) and anxiety reducing tendencies (2). Copaiba oil’s main component is beta-caryophyllene (BCP), which is known as a cannabinoid (3). Let’s get technical for a second: 

  • Cannabinoid refers to any compound that triggers your endocannabinoid system (ECS) by activating its receptors (4). The ECS plays an important role in regulating many functions within your body, including the inflammatory system, immune function, sleep, and hormones. 
  • These endocannabinoids activate your cannabinoid receptors—cannabinoid receptor 1 (CB1) and cannabinoid receptor 2 (CB2). Copaiba oil is a CB2.

Beta-caryophyllene directly activates your CB2 receptor. BCP is also commonly found in CBD oil, and while Copaiba and CBD oil have similar benefits, at this time scientists are able to collect more reliable information about dosage and effects with BCP’s in Copaiba oil than with CBD.

The Benefits 

Because of the effects of BCP on the mood, just smelling Copaiba oil after a long and stressful day can reduce feelings of anxiety. For this reason, Copaiba oil is often used in aromatherapy. The combination of the woody scent and its gentle effects on your hormones can improve your day immediately.

Studies have even found  that low concentrations of Copaiba oil are able to inhibit bacterial growth (5), which makes it the perfect addition to your deodorant routine. Using Copaiba oil topically can significantly speed up any healing processes and protect the area from future infections.

You can feel relaxed and protected with Copaiba oil, found in our Personalized Woodsy deodorant and limited Edition Holiday scents.

References:

  1. Santos, Adriana O., et al. “Effect of Brazilian Copaiba Oils on Leishmania Amazonensis.” Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Elsevier, 15 Aug. 2008, https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874108004480.
  2. Kobayashi, Cristine. “Pharmacological Evaluation of Copaifera Multijuga Oil in Rats.” Taylor & Francis, https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.3109/13880209.2010.515595.
  3. Bahr, Tyler, et al. “Effects of a Massage-like Essential Oil Application Procedure Using Copaiba and Deep Blue Oils in Individuals with Hand Arthritis.” Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, Churchill Livingstone, 10 Oct. 2018, https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1744388118304079.
  4. Bahr, Tyler, et al. “Effects of a Massage-like Essential Oil Application Procedure Using Copaiba and Deep Blue Oils in Individuals with Hand Arthritis.” Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, Churchill Livingstone, 10 Oct. 2018, https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1744388118304079.
  5. Bahr, Tyler, et al. “Effects of a Massage-like Essential Oil Application Procedure Using Copaiba and Deep Blue Oils in Individuals with Hand Arthritis.” Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, Churchill Livingstone, 10 Oct. 2018, https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1744388118304079.