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Copaiba Balsam (Copaifera langsdorfii)
Copaiba Balsam (Copaifera langsdorfii)

* (Sizes) Copaiba balsam


Origin: South America
Family: Fabaceae
Process: Steam-distilled-Resin

Description:   Copaiba Balsam commonly known as Copaifera langsdorfi, Copaifera officinalis and Copaifera reticulata. Some common names are Jesuit’s balsam, para balsam, copaiva, cobeni, aceite de palo, and pau-de-oleo. The tree grows wild in South American up to 60 feet where the resin is collected naturally without harming any of the trees.  They produce many small, white flowers on long panicles and small fruit pods with 2-4 seeds inside. There are 35 species of Copaifera, found mainly in tropical South America (particularly in Brazil, Argentina, Bolivia, Guyana, Colombia, Peru, and Venezuela). Several different species are used as traditional medicines interchangeably: C. langsdorffii is found mostly in the cerrados of central Brazil, C. reticulata is indigenous to the Amazon region, and C. officinalis occurs widely throughout South America, including the Amazon. All three varieties are used interchangeably.

The essential oil is steam-distilled from the resin which produces an oil with a mild, slighty sweet woody odor.  Long used for healing wounds, ulcers, hemmorhoids, diarrhea and other intestinal issues, as well as respiratory issues and general pain.

The essential oil contains contains a group of phytochemicals called sesquiterpenes (over 50% of the resin may be sesquiterpenes), diterpenes, and terpenic acids. These chemicals include caryophyllene, calamenene, and copalic, coipaiferic, copaiferolic, hardwickic, and kaurenoic acids. Several of these chemicals are novel ones found only in copaiba. Copaiba resin is the highest known natural source of caryophyllene, comprising up to 480,000 parts per million. Caryophyllene is a well known plant chemical which has been documented strong anti-inflammatory effects (among other actions).

Essential oil of Copaiba Balsam has also been used as a fixative in natural perfumes, as well as used for its anti-inflammatory, antifungal and pain-relieveing properties. Used for such issues as bronchitis, colds, coughs, cystitis, skin issues such as wounds, eczema, athlete’s foot, and psoriasis.

Blends well with Chamomile-Roman, Cedarwood, Frankincense, Jasmine, Pepper-Black, Sandalwood, Vanilla, and Ylang Ylang.

Relatively non-toxic, non-irritant, but possible sensitization. 


Product Application:
Essential oils should never be applied directly on the skin without diluting properly, usually blending with a carrier oil.



Copaiba Balsam- 1 ml.


Copaiba Balsam- 2 ml.


Copaiba Balsam- 4 ml.


Copaiba Balsam- 10 ml.


Copaiba Balsam- 15 ml.


Copaiba Balsam- 1 oz.


Copaiba Balsam- 2 oz.



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