Copaiba (Copaifera officinalis)
Copaiba Essential Oil Information
Common Name: Copaiba
Latin Name: Copaifera officinalis L.
Plant part: Resin
Distillation Method: Steam
Distillation Date: July 15
Shelf Life: About 6-8 years
Country of Origin: Brazil, Wild Grown
Aroma: I just love the aroma of this oil! It is smoky, balsamic, resinous, slightly sweet with exotic and warm sensual tones. It is one of my favorite resins as the aroma alone can be quite peaceful and is truly exquisite. This essential oil can be used as middle to base note in blends.
Personal notes: I use this oil in many different types of blends including those that support healing inflamed tissues and reducing the appearance/feeling of pain. I also find this as a very grounding and protective oil that can aid in creating a sacred space for meditation.
Safety Data: There are no known safety issues for Copaiba, although this oil should be diluted when used as we do not know the risk of sensitization that comes from undiluted use with this oil. Avoid use on broken skin as it can be irritating.
Usage ideas: Create a warming anti-inflammatory blend using copaiba, clove, and helichrysum in a jojoba wax.
Emotional/Energetic Qualities: Strengthening, warming, and grounding and projects a calming sense when used for balancing.
Recommended applications: Diffuse, topical application using safe dilution ratios, use in inhaler at a low ratio.
- Do not place on broken skin.