Copaiba (Copaifera Officinalis) is extracted from trees growing in the wild; they are found mainly in the South American rain forests, particularly in Brazil, Columbia, Peru, and Venezuela. The resin is harvested by tapping or drilling holes into the trunk of the tree, much like how maple trees are tapped.
One of the main ingredients in Copaiba is β-Caryophyllene: 30% Beta caryophyllene supports the body’s natural response to irritation or injury. Copaiba contains the highest amounts of beta caryophyllene of any known essential oil.
Amazing Benefits of Copaiba:
Antibacterial - In scientific studies, Copaiba proved to reduce bacteria growth.
Anti-Inflammatory - Several studies have shown Copaiba to reduce inflammation and relieve pain. Use in massage oil for relief of muscle and joint pain
Healing Skin Properties - Copaiba has been said to help treat mild to moderate acne, smooth appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and acts as an astringent. Some studies have also shown Copaiba to improve skin thickness and scaly texture of skin caused by Psoriasis. May help fade stretch marks and scars. Dilute Copaiba in your favorite carrier oil and apply to skin.
Disinfectant - assists in cleaning out minor wounds, scrapes etc. to prevent infections.
Respiratory - Can help with decongestion caused by coughs and colds
Emotional Support: Due to the high sesquiterpene levels in copaiba, it often contributes to feelings of emotional balance, and calm.
Magnifier: Copaiba is also known as a magnifier or potentiator. When copaiba is used with another essential oil, it will increase the beneficial properties of that oil. With the addition of copaiba, you may have excellent results with using less oil than you normally would and receive larger benefits from the oils you are using.
Enjoy the benefits of Copaiba by diluting and applying topically or add drops to your diffuser!
*The Canadian Federation of Aromatherapists does not recommend nor condone the application of undiluted essential oils in any manner.