Copaiba Essential Oil
Copaiba comes from the gum resin from the Brazilian tree.
- Botanical Family: Fabaceae
- Other Common Names: Balsam Copaiba
- Part of Plant Used: Balsam
- Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation
- Variations: Copaiba is typically available as an essential oil.
- Chemistry: Copaiba is high in sesquiterpenes (β-caryophyllene, germancrene D)
- Perfumery: stabilizes and strengthens the scents of other essential oils
- Immune System: provides immune support
- Nervous System: helps soothe anxiousness
- Skin: enhances the appearance of healthy-looking skin by treating blemishes, wrinkles, and dry skin
- Pregnancy: helps with respiratory support, digestive relief, relaxation, and general discomfort
- Babies & Children: supports the immune system, soothes stress and anxiety, and skin health
- Spiritual: supports the Crown Chakra associated with the higher states of consciousness
- Scent Profile: Base note with a gentle, woodsy aroma
- Longevity: The aroma of Copaiba can last up to 100 hours.
- Fragrance Classification: Woody
- Blends well with: Bergamot, Black Pepper, Cedarwood, Frankincense, Jasmine, Lavender, Neroli, Orange, Roman Chamomile, Rose, Sandalwood, and Ylang Ylang
- No known issues
Products Using Copaiba Essential Oil
- Arctander, Steffen. Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin. A Pathfinder Book Reprint Edition, 2017.
- Clark, Demetria. Aromatherapy and Herbs for Pregnancy, Birth and Breastfeeding. Book Publishing Company, 2015.
- “Flavor, Fragrance, Food and Cosmetics Ingredients Information.” The Good Scents Company, The Good Scents Company (TGSC), 2019, www.thegoodscentscompany.com/.
- International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists. “PREGNANCY GUIDELINES Guidelines for Aromatherapists Working with Pregnant Clients.” International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists , IFPA, 2013, www.ifparoma.org.
- National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy. “Other Safety Considerations: Pregnancy.” National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy, naha.org/explore-aromatherapy/safety#other.
- Shutes, Jade and New York Institute of Aromatic Studies. "Foundations of Aromatherapy" and "Aromatic Scholars" Aromatherapy Certification Programs and Course Materials. 2017-2019.
- Tiran, Denise. Aromatherapy in Midwifery Practice. Singing Dragon an Imprint of Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2016.
- Tiran, Denise. “Is It Safe to Use Essential Oils While I'm Pregnant?” BabyCentre UK, BabyCentre Blog, July 2013, www.babycentre.co.uk/x536449/is-it-safe-to-use-essential-oils-while-im-pregnant.
- Tisserand, Robert, et al. Essential Oil Safety: a Guide for Health Care Professionals. 2nd ed., Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier, 2014.