Copaiba Oil (Copafeira officinalis)


This precious oil is a popular choice in the formulation of various cosmetic products, such as soaps, creams, lotions, and fragrances. Its utilization in traditional health practices dates back to the 16th century when indigenous communities in north and northeastern Brazil first harnessed its therapeutic properties.

Much like the soothing effects of Black Pepper essential oil, Copaiba has the ability to calm and relax the mind, making it a valuable addition to your emotional well-being toolbox. When diluted with a carrier oil, it can also enhance the complexion’s clarity and promote a beautifully smooth appearance when applied topically.





Traditional use: In South America, 5-15 drops  in a cup of hot water is usually taken 2-3 times daily. It is applied directly to the skin and wounds (normally prepared with 1 part copaiba resin to 5-10 parts gylcerine. It is employed typically as a massage oil for painful or inflamed muscles and joints- normally combined with another carrier oil (one part copaiba to five parts carrrer oil such as almond or grapeseed oil).

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