About Copaiba Essential Oil

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Copaiba essential oil is steam distilled from the gum resin of several pinnate-leaved South American leguminous trees, including Brazil’s copaiba tree. The tree grows to 100 feet or more and has yellow flowers with a reddish fruit. The oil is a colorless to light yellow liquid with the characteristic odor of the balsam and an aromatic, slightly bitter, pungent taste. A single tree may offer up to twelve gallons of essential oil each season.

Copaiba, similar to Black Pepper, can help soothe anxious feelings and, when taken internally, supports a healthy immune and cardiovascular system.

Copaiba oil is widely used in cosmetic products including soaps, creams, lotions, and perfumes. Since the 16th century, copaiba essential oil has been utilized in traditional health practices by the natives of north and northeastern Brazil.

Taken internally, Copaiba essential oil supports the health of the cardiovascular, immune, digestive, nervous, and respiratory systems.

Although Copaiba does not contain psychoactive cannabinoids, the main component caryophyllene may be neuroprotective and have cardiovascular and immune benefits. It’s also a powerful antioxidant that promotes immune health.

Common Uses

  • Add 1 to 2 drops to water, juice, or tea to support the health of the cardiovascular, immune, digestive, nervous, and respiratory system.
  • Provides antioxidant support when ingested.
  • Take internally to help soothe and calm the nervous system.
  • Apply topically combined with a carrier oil or a facial moisturizer to help keep skin clean and clear, and to help reduce the appearance of blemishes.

Read about 7 more common uses for Copaiba essential oil here.

Directions for Use

  • Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of choice.
  • Internal use: Dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid.
  • Topical use: Dilute one to two drops with a carrier oil, then apply to desired area. See additional precautions below.

Primary Benefits

  • Supports the health of the cardiovascular, immune, digestive and respiratory systems
  • Powerful antioxidant
  • Helps calm, soothe, and support the nervous system
  • Promotes clear, smooth skin and reduces the appearance of blemishes

Aromatic Description

Spicy, woody

Cautions

Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.

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