Balsam Copaiba Essential Oil
Balsam Copaiba (Copaifera officinalis) essential oil is distilled from Brazilian tree resin, resulting in a clear, viscous, mildly scented oil. It is one of our top dermal choices for skin rashes, itchiness, and inflammation. It is pain relieving (due to high beta-caryophyllene content) and is also antifungal, cooling, and skin healing.
Chemistry: b-caryophyllene (38.30%), germacrene D (13.80%), a-trans-bergamotene (6.85%), a-copaene (6.71%)
Latin Name: Copaifera officinalis
Botanical Family: Fabaceae
Cultivation: Brazil, Wildcrafted
Plant Part: Tree Resin
Chemical Family: Sesquiterpenes
Aroma: very mild, resinous, buttery
Note: Base (good fixative in natural perfume)
Properties: analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antifungal, cooling, skin healing, immune system stimulant
Steam Distilled: February 2015
Shelf Life: 8 years (approx.)
Best used in pain blends and sensitive skin blends. For skin application, add just 1 drop to 1 teaspoon of unscented lotion and gently massage in skin as needed to relieve itch, redness, or inflamed skin conditions. Consider pairing with peppermint for a cooling effect or ginger for warming.
Balsam Copaiba is excellent to diffuse while meditating. It frees the mind from chaotic thoughts allowing for self-reflection, focus and a feeling of peace. Like most resins, Balsam Copaiba is grounding and helpful in dealing with old emotional scars and issues. It encourages a feeling of inner-strength and connection to the world and those around you.
For external use only. Keep out of reach of children. Always dilute essential oils before applying to the skin and keep away from mucous membranes. Consult a licensed physician if pregnant or nursing. If the oil is past it’s “Best by” date or stored improperly, it may cause irritation and lose therapeutic value. Avoid the use of essential oils near infants and small children.
For educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please consult your medical professional before use.