Copaiba essential oil is a distilled oil from an oleoresin called copaiba. This resin is produced as a sap from a tree in South America from the Copaifera genus.
Copaiba is considered to be one of the most anti-inflammatory substances on earth. In traditional medicine, this essential oil has been used extensively by indigenous people and is now spreading around in the world.
In aromatherapy, copaiba essential oil has often been used to lighten the spirit and improve mood. There aren’t many essential oils that have such a sweet, pleasant smell of rich honey, and the combination of the scent and its gentle effects on your hormonal balance can significantly improve your day.
There are some other uses of Copaiba Balsam Essential Oil:
- Copaiba acts as an expectorant, easing coughs and bronchial inflammations. It also has anti-bacterial properties that can help combat bacterial infections. Put 15 drops or according to your diffuser directions, and diffuse 30-60 minutes, with 30-minute breaks between sessions.
- Copaiba can soothe sore throats. Try 6 drops of copaiba in 1/3-ounce olive oil or other vegetable oil. Apply over lymph glands located behind our ears and the neck area to ease sore throat.
- Like many oils, copaiba can be supportive to our immune systems. Studies have shown the positive immunomodulatory effects of Copaiba officinalis. However, a weak or sick immune system needs more than aromatic support. Eating healthy, exercising, and making other smart healthy choices will not only help support the immune system but keep it healthy as well. Try blending copaiba with citrus oils. Citrus oils contain the highest content of d-limonene, which helps to activate white blood cells and is an immunostimulant, anti-bacterial, and more. Always diffuse no more than 30-60 minutes intervals with at least a 30-minute break in between aromatic sessions.
- Gently massaging your legs daily not only increases circulation to help shrink varicose veins, it also stimulates and gets the lymphatic system working more efficiently. Using copaiba with other circulatory stimulants such as rosemary, juniper berry, or black pepper will help circulation.
Use 1%, or 9 drops, of copaiba alone or blended with one or more of the other mentioned oils per 1-ounce of carrier oil and massage legs after bath. (organic daily, 2019)
Copaiba Balsam is also a wonderful essential oil to alleviate stress. To reduce stress, reach for oils that depress the central nervous system. Try this “Stress Less Blend”:
- 5 drops Copaiba
- 5 drops Roman Chamomile
- 5 drops Clary Sage
- 2 drops Marjoram
It is a wonderful idea to blend Copaiba Balsam essential oil with other essential oils as it will enhance their properties.