Copaiba essential oil is steam distilled from the resin of the tree. It has a warm, sweet, resinous aroma. There are several species of the copaiba tree including Copaifera marterii and Copaifera officinalis. The tree is indigenous to the tropical regions of South America. The resin is sustainably harvested by tapping the tree, similar to harvesting maple syrup. It has been traditionally used by indigenous tribes of the Amazonian region for pain relief, bug bites, skin disorders and wound healing. Copaiba essential oil is also used for sinusitis and bronchitis helping to expel mucous and relieve respiratory conditions. It is considered a generally safe oil with no known safety concerns and can be used occasionally undiluted on the skin. The main chemical constituent of copaiba essential oil is beta-caryophyllene (our current batch contains 56%!). Beta-caryophyllene has anti-inflammatory, antiviral and antispasmodic properties while also being an immune stimulator. Emotionally, copaiba is good for anxiety and stress.
- Good for arthritis and joint pain
- Good for bruises and contusions
- Soothes skin inflammation
- Good for corns and calluses
- Good for scabies
- Stimulates the adrenal glands helping to fight fatigue
- Respiratory supporting helping to fight mucous and congestion
- Good for urinary tract infections
- Soothes aches and pains from sports injuries
- Calming and soothing for anxiety and stress
- A deep, introspective oil helping one to quiet the mind
How to Use Copaiba Essential Oil
- Put 1 drop on a cotton ball and apply to corns and calluses
- Add 3 to 4 drops to a warm bath to fight fatigue and combat stress
- Add 8 to 10 drops to a 2 Tablespoons (1 ounce) jojoba oil and apply to arthritis or sports injuries
- Diffuse 5 drops in an essential oil diffuser during meditation or prayer
- Add 2 drops to a bowl of steaming water and steam for 2 to 3 minutes with a towel over your head for sinus relief
- Put 1 drop on a cotton ball and inhale deeply to combat stress and anxiety
Sports Injury Essential Oil Recipe
For pain relief and wound healing
- 1oz pump container, glass or PET plastic
- 1oz or 2 T. jojoba oil
- 5 drops copaiba essential oil
- 2 drops vetiver essential oil
- 5 drops lavender essential oil
- 3 drops peppermint essential oil
All of Kokokahn’s essential oils are unsprayed, wildcrafted or certified organic through the farmers we purchase from. GC/MS tested to ensure therapeutic quality and purity.
1. Learn more about Copaiba at the Rain-Tree.com botanical website.
2. Robert Tisserand. Essential Oil Safety Second Edition, Elsevier, USA, 2014.
What are your favorite uses of copaiba essential oil?