BALSAM COPAIBA ESSENTIAL OIL
Size: 5 ml. Violet glass bottle
Botanical Name: Copaiba officianalis and/or Copaiba Langsdorfii
Production Method: Steam distillation of the resin from one of two Copaiba tree species
Analgesic •Anti-Inflammatory • Anti-Infectious • Antiseptic • Expectorant • Diuretic • Sore Throat • Tonic-Respiratory • Bronchitis • Diarrhea • Colds • Perfumery • Grounding • Relieves Stress
Internal–oral homeopathic dosage, suppository, inhalation
External–topical application, massage, skin applications, compress, application to energy centers and meridians
Top note: Mild, balsamic, sweet, woody, slight vanilla note Heart note: Mild, balsamic, sweet, woody, slight vanilla note Base note: Mild, balsamic, sweet, woody Classification: Base note or fixative Tenacity: Medium Balsam copaiba essential oil creates a gentle and smooth transition from top notes to heart notes to base notes in blends. It is used in pine notes, woody bases, violet perfumes, and spice notes. It blends well with resin and exotic wood oils, florals, herbal oils, and many others.
Observations and Anecdotal Information
Copaiba is an ancient medicinal oil from the Amazon. It is one of the several species referred to as “copal”, whose dried resin is used as an incense.
The oil can be distilled from the dried resin, or directly from fluid resin that is tapped from the tree much like maple syrup (our variety is from the fresh fluid resin).
Copaiba is traditionally used in the Amazon of Peru and Brazil, for treating many types of pain and inflammation. It is used externally for skin conditions; and internally for sore throats, by combining 1-2 drops with a spoonful of honey.
Balsam Copaiba essential oil is a great stress reliever, and is quite effective for this when taken through inhalation. It can be very grounding, helping us to slow down and relax. It can help transform emotional issues connected with heart palpitations and heart disorders. It can be inhaled and applied directly to the chest, over the heart area for this purpose.
Other traditional uses include treatment of chronic cystitis, bronchitis, diarrhea, hemorrhoids, and wound healing. It makes a beautiful chest rub or compress for relieving coughs and congestion, due to colds.
Because of its moderate cost, Balsam Copaiba essential oil has been a popular player in the perfume industry. It offers an interesting base note and fixative quality that blends very well with many diverse oils. It carries a mild balsamic, sweet, woody bouquet with a slight smokey backnote. It is a great modifier, allowing soft transitions from one phase to another (top note, middle note, and base note) of perfumes.
- Avoid during pregnancy and lactation, and with infants and very small children.
- Generally recognized as safe at normal dosage.
None of our products are recognized or approved by the FDA. They are not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease. This information is anecdotal, and is provided for educational purposes only. It is not meant to be taken as medical advice. See a health care professional for medical advice.