Copaiba Balsam Essential Oil (Copaifera officinalis)
It is typically processed using steam distilled as a method for extracting oil from the gum/resin.
Copaiba Balsam is steam distilled from the gum/resin of Copaifera officinalis, a tree that is native to Brazil and parts of South America. It's a lesser known botanical and oil, and I'm still getting acquainted with its intriguing aroma and applications.
Aromatically, Copaiba Balsam Essential has a deep, rich, earthy, grounding aroma. It can be used as a fixative in natural aromatics in place of Oakmoss Absolute. This is especially appealing since Oakmoss Absolute possesses a high risk of skin sensitivity.
Emotionally and spiritually, Copaiba Balsam Essential is calming, balancing and grounding.
- Aroma Description:
Synonyms(s) for Copaifera officinalis: Copaiba officinalis, Copaifera jacquini, Copaiva officinalis
- Botanical Family: Fabaceae
- Botanical Genus: Copaifera
- Chemical Family: Sesquiterpenes
- Major Compounds: B-Caryophyllene, a-Copaiene, delta-Cadinene, Gamma-Cadinene, Cedrol
- Perfumery Note: Base
- Consistency: Medium
- Strength of Initial Aroma: Medium
- Color: Light Yellow
- Indigenous Country: Brazil
- Cultivation: Wild Harvested
- Processing Methods: Steam Distilled
- Part Typically Used: Gum/Resin
- Shelf Life: 8 years
- Wild Harvested
Benefits & Uses
May be benefitial for addressing the following ailments:
Bronchia Bronchitis Colds Coughs Stress
Other Uses for Copaiba Balsam:
Cautions & Safety
Cautions when using Copaiba Balsam:
Tisserand and Young do not indicate any special precautions when using Copaiba Balsam. However, reading Tisserand and Young's full profile is recommended. [Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, Essential Oil Safety (Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 259.]
Safety Precautions for Copaiba Balsam:
Do not take any oils internally and do not apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s or other concentrated essences onto the skin without advanced essential oil knowledge or consultation from a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, or have any other medical problem, use oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Use extreme caution when using oils with children and be sure to first read the recommended dilution ratios for children. Consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils with children, the elderly, if you have medical issues or are taking medications. For in-depth information on oil safety issues, read Essential Oil Safety by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young.
Energetic, Spiritual, and Emotional Qualities
Energetics and Chakras Qualites of Copaiba Balsam:
1st Chakra - Survival and Support 2nd Chakra - Relationships 3rd Chakra - Personal Power Balancing Clarity Creation Energy Expansive Grounding Protective Purifying Uplifting
Copaiba Balsam Articles or Publications:
- PubMed: Immunohistochemistry of the uterine cervix of rats bearing the Walker 256 tumor treated with copaiba balsam.
- PubMed: Antileishmanial activity of diterpene acids in copaiba oil.
- PubMed: GC-MS profiling of the phytochemical constituents of the oleoresin from Copaifera langsdorffii Desf. and a preliminary in vivo evaluation of its antipsoriatic effect.
- PubMed: Natural resins and balsams from an eighteenth-century pharmaceutical collection analysed by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry.
- PubMed: "No doubt this childhood disease on Vestmannö can be prevented"--neonatal tetanus on the Westman Islands.
- PubMed: Validation of a gas chromatographic method to quantify sesquiterpenes in copaiba oils.
- PubMed: Rupture point analysis of intestinal anastomotic healing in rats under the action of pure Copaíba (Copaifera Iangsdorfii) oil.
- PubMed: The effect of copaiba balsam on Walker 256 carcinoma inoculated into the vagina and uterine cervix of female rats.
- PubMed: Acute effect of Copaifera reticulata Ducke copaiba oil in rats tested in the elevated plus-maze: an ethological analysis.
- PubMed: Antimicrobial activity of Brazilian copaiba oils obtained from different species of the Copaifera genus.
- PubMed: Diterpenoids from Copaifera reticulata Ducke with larvicidal activity against Aedes aegypti (L.) (Diptera, Culicidae).
- PubMed: Larvicidal activity of oil-resin fractions from the Brazilian medicinal plant Copaifera reticulata Ducke (Leguminosae-Caesalpinoideae) against Aedes aegypti (Diptera, Culicidae).
- PubMed: Chemical composition and anti-inflammatory activity of copaiba oils from Copaifera cearensis Huber ex Ducke, Copaifera reticulata Ducke and Copaifera multijuga Hayne--a comparative study.
- PubMed: [Copaiba oil effect on urea and creatinine serum levels in rats submitted to kidney ischemia and reperfusion syndrome].
- PubMed: [Copaiba oil effect on aminotransferases of rats with hepatic ischemia and reperfusion with and without ischemic preconditioning].
- PubMed: Analytical characterization of diterpenoid resins present in pictorial varnishes using pyrolysis-gas chromatography-mass spectrometry with on line trimethylsilylation.
- PubMed: Attenuation of ischemia/reperfusion-induced intestinal injury by oleo-resin from Copaifera langsdorffii in rats.
- PubMed: Protective effect of Copaifera langsdorffii oleo-resin against acetic acid-induced colitis in rats.
- PubMed: Investigation on the wound healing activity of oleo-resin from Copaifera langsdorffi in rats.
- PubMed: [Copahic erythema].
- PubMed: Gastroprotective effect of Copaifera langsdorffii oleo-resin on experimental gastric ulcer models in rats.
- PubMed: [Not Available].