Inhale the positive moments of your day and let everything else go with Copaiba essential oil. Commonly used in aromatherapy, Copaiba has a friendly, sweet aroma that encourages easy breathing. Copaiba essential oil contains healing properties that may help ease inflammation, sore muscles, joint pain and more.
Copaiba oil-resin has been used as a native folk remedy dating back to the 16th century by the tribes of northeastern Brazil. The balsam and its essential oil are used as fixatives in soap perfumes and fragrances. The resin is burned in ceremonies for physical and spiritual healing, and many forms of the extract can be found in nearly every marketplace in South America.
Native to Brazil, the Copaiba evergreen tree grows up to 100 feet in height and sprouts yellow flowers that are followed by reddish fruit. By drilling holes into the trunk of the Brazilian copaifera reticulata tree, copaiba resin is extracted and through a steam distillation process, the essential oil is captured. A single tree may offer up to twelve gallons of oil seasonally.
Botanical Name: Copaifera langsdorffii
Method: Steam Distilled
Plant Part: Balsam
Synonym: Balsam Copaiba
Blends Well With: Frankincense, and other resins
Aroma: Honey-like, with a subtle woody-sweetness
Color: Clear – Pale Yellow
Safety: Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult physician. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not use internally unless instructed by a licensed aromatherapist or physician.
OK For Kids: 2+
Kids Max Dilution: 1%
Shelf Life: 4-8 Years
Pet Safety: Essential oils are generally safe to diffuse around adult cats and dogs intermittently. Ensure the room you’re diffusing in is well ventilated and that your pet can leave if desired. Discontinue use if you notice any adverse reaction. Avoid topical use and diffusing around young pets, small animals or pets with health problems.
- Copaiba, by its Latin name, Copaifera langsdorffii, releases a resin that is used in steam distillation to make the essential oil. It has healing properties can help reduce blood pressure and ease a sore throat. The oil has a proclivity for recovering sore muscles and joints and also is a natural anti-inflammatory and works wonders with other muscle loving essential oils in a muscle salve or bath salt blend. If you are working hard and know soreness is coming, using copaiba can decrease recovery time. For naturally assisting the healing of small wounds and keeping infection at bay, try blending 11 drops of Clementine into a first aid gel with 1 oz of aloe vera, 2 drops of Helichrysum and 3 drops of Lavender.
- There are several ways to effectively use Copaiba essential oil and obtain its benefits, including 1.) Add 10 drops per 100 ml of water in your essential oil diffuser as a respiratory aid and boosting the immune system . 2.) Dilute 12 drops per 1 ounce of carrier oil and use in a skin-nourishing massage and to help clear skin. 3.) Add 6 drops to 1 ounce of castille soap and 1 cup of Epsom salt. Add the mixture to your bath and soak up the goodness. 4.) Add 10 drops to an Essential Oil Inhaler and take it with you for on-the-go therapeutic use.
- Essential oils are powerful, concentrated substances so a little goes a long way. Two of the most effective ways to use them is by way of inhalation and topical use. Ingesting Copaiba essential oil is rarely necessary or recommended, no matter the brand. Ingestion can lead to adverse reactions such as medication contraindications, mucous membrane irritation, sensitization and nausea if done incorrectly. Therefore, if you wish to take essential oils internally, we strongly recommend consulting with a knowledgeable professional with experience in internal use.
- To relieve sore muscles and achy joints try making some DIY products that you can use when you need to. For a Sore Muscle Bath Salt blend, combine 1 drop of Copaiba, 1 drop of Peppermint and 3 drops of Frankincense with 1 tablespoon of Castille soap and 1 cup of Epsom salts for added magnesium absorption. Stir together and add to running bath water for a relaxing soak. As an alternative, make yourself a muscle rub by blending a 2 oz glass bottle with a carrier oil of your choice and 10 drops of Copaiba, 5 drops of Peppermint and 5 drops of Frankincense- serrata. Massage as needed into sore areas and use as often as needed. Add 10 minutes of heat after applying the oil blend to further aid inflammation and pain.
- We do not recommend using essential oils at all with children under the age of 2 years old. Babies have a heightened sensitivity to odors and are way more sensitive to essential oils. They also do not metabolize essential oils as well as adults and their livers can get overloaded quickly. With that being said, we do not recommend using Copaiba essential oil around children under 2 years old.
Apply Topically: Our Single Essential Oils and Synergy Blends are 100% pure and undiluted. To apply to the skin, dilute with a high-quality Carrier Oil. See our dilution chart here. We recommend performing a skin patch test when using a new essential oil topically to avoid any skin irritation.
Diffuse & Inhale: Breathe in your favorite essential oil blend using an essential oil diffuser or personal pocket inhaler. For instructions on how to use your diffuser, please refer to the diffuser's product page.
DIYs: Explore simple and fun recipes on The Drop, our essential oil blog with expert tips, EO news, and informative reads.
SORE MUSCLE BATH SALTS: Combine: 1 drop of Copaiba, 1 drop of Peppermint and 3 drops of Frankincense with 1 tablespoon of Jojoba oil and 1/2 cup of Epsom salts. Stir together and add to running bath water for a relaxing soak.
LINIMENT: Add the following to a 2 ounce bottle: 10 drops of Copaiba, 5 drops of Peppermint and 5 drops of Frankincense (Serrata), then fill with Avocado oil. (1.7% dilution)
FIRST AID: In a 1 ounce bottle add: 11 drops of Copaiba, 2 drops of Helichrysum and 3 drops of Lavender with 1 ounce aloe vera gel. Apply 2-3 times a day or as needed to assist the body's natural process of healing. Shelf life: 1 week (2.7% dilution)
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