• Copaiba Balsam Essential Oil

Copaiba Balsam Essential Oil

  • Product Code: EO-C13
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Copaiba Balsam essential oil is renowned for its excellent anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties. It is also good for respiratory problems, digestive problems, skin conditions, preventing infection and boosting immunity.

  • £3.50

  • Ex Tax: £2.92

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Copaiba trees are found mainly in tropical South America. They reach 15-30 metres in height, branching out only at the top, and producing leathery leaves, small white flowers and fruit pods containing 2-4 seeds. The trees produce a sticky substance called oleoresin. This is harvested by tapping or drilling holes into the tree trunk. The resin that is collected is then steam  distilled to extract Copaiba essential oil. A single tree can produce approximately 40 litres of essential oil per year,  offering a sustainable rainforest resource that can be harvested without harming the tree or its environment.

Although Copaiba Balsam essential oil is relatively new to aromatherapy the resin has been widely used in South America for hundreds of years. It has traditionally been used for wound healing, skin disorders, pain relief, cooling inflammation, insect bites, sore throats, respiratory problems, urinary tract problems, digestive problems, stomach ulcers and even cancer. It was bought to Europe by the Jesuits in the 1600's and was called Jesuit's Balsam. It has been used medicinally ever since for its diuretic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, expectorant, disinfectant, and stimulant properties.

Copaiba essential oil has a woody, sweet, and balsamic aroma with vanilla undertones. It contains the highest levels of beta caryophyllene (55%) found in any known essential oil. This gives Copaiba its strong anti-inflammatory effects. The oil has many other impressive health benefits for body, mind and skin. 

  • Botanical name: Copaifera reticulata  
  • Plant family: Fabaceae
  • Origin: Brazil
  • Note: Base
  • Extraction method: Steam distilled
Safety Note:

Non toxic.


Copaiba Balsam essential oil is excellent for promoting healthy skin. It has antiseptic, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, cicatrisant and emollient properties. It is excellent for dry skin, skin disorders, insect bites, healing wounds and reducing scars. It also has an astringent effect that can help to tighten the skin, reduce wrinkles and balance excess oil.


Copaiba oil can help to relieve stress, tension and anxiety. It can help to lift and balance the mood and can also be used during yoga and meditation to inspire peace and calm and centre the mind.


Copaiba Balsam is excellent for reducing pain and inflammation throughout the body. It can be helpful for muscular and joint pain, cramps, headaches and conditions such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, gout, and sciatica. Its analgesic effect is reputed to be even stronger than Wintergreen essential oil.  Copaiba is also used for respiratory problems, boosting immunity, preventing infection (including urinary infections), balancing hormones, reducing high blood pressure, easing digestive problems and relieving water retention.

Blends well with:

Cedarwood, Sweet Orange, Bergamot, Clary Sage, Jasmine, Rose, Ylang Ylang, Black Pepper and Plai.

To reduce stretch marks

Blend 5 drops of Copaiba essential oil in 10 ml of Olive oil and apply to the affected area once a day. Improvement should be noted after one month.

Minor colds ailments

Blend 1 drop of Tea Tree, 4 drops of Rosemary and 2 drops of Copaiba in 14ml of Moisturising Lotion and apply to the chest and back twice a day.

Facial massage for oily skin

Blend 1 drop of Lemon, 4 drops of Lavender and 2 drops of Copaiba in 28ml of Hazelnut oil and apply to the affected areas before going to bed.


Put 2 drops of Copaiba oil onto a cotton bud and apply directly to the active acne once a day. The redness and inflammation associated with this skin condition should be greatly reduced after a short period of time.

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