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 Distillation
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: If pregnant, nursing or under a doctor’s care, consult physician. Discontinue use if skin sensitivity occurs. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not use undiluted on skin. Keep out of reach of children. Do not use on broken skin or on abrasions. Do not use internally, unless directed by a licensed Aromatherapist or physician.
OK For Kids: 2+
Kids Max Dilution: 1%
Shelf Life: 4-8 Years
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)
More from the blog: