Copaiba Balsam Oleoresin Essential Oil

Copaifera officinalis

  • Certified Organic Available
Studied Properties

APPEARANCE Colorless to Yellow Liquid
ODOR Characteristic, Mild Sweet Creamy Balsamic
SPECIFIC GRAVITY @20°C 0.8950 to 0.9150
REFRACTIVE INDEX @20°C 1.4900 to 1.5050
SOLUBILITY Insoluble in Water, Soluble in ethyl alcohol

β-caryophyllene, caryophyllene oxide, α-humulene, δ-cadinene, α-cadinol, α-cubebene, α- and β-selinene, β-elemene, α-copaene, trans-α-bergamotene, and β-bisabolene

No known allergens

Common Uses

Skin care creams, serums, gels and soaps

Eases aching joints and muscle pain, expectorant for respiratory tract problems, eases chest congestion, digestion, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory. Gives skin an even tone, tightens Skin.

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Balsam is the resinous exudate (or sap) which forms on certain kinds of trees and shrubs. Balsam (from Latin balsamum "gum of the balsam tree", ultimately from Semitic, Aramaic busma, Arabic balsam and Hebrew basam, "spice", "perfume") owes its name to the biblical Balm of Gilead. Copaiba Oleoresin is a unique, gentle oil that is tapped from the Balsam of the Copaiba tree to produce a pure, undiluted oleoresin with absolutely no additives or fillers.

Copaiba Balsam resin is extracted from the wild trees which are found mainly in the South American rain forests – particularly in Brazil, Columbia, Peru and Venezuela. It is further refined to produce the oil. The trees have large branches and can grow up to 18 to 30 meters in height. The resin is harvested by tapping or drilling holes into the trunk of the tree much like tapping maple for syrup. Although this resin is often referred to as balsam, it is not a true balsam, but an oleoresin.

A single Copaiba tree can provide about 40 liters of oleoresin annually, making it a sustainable rain forest resource that can be harvested without destroying the tree or the forest in which it grows. When tapped, the initial oily resin is clear, thin, and colorless; it thickens and darkens upon contact with air. Commercially sold resins are a thick liquid, with a color that varies from pale yellow to golden light brown. The variety gathered in Venezuela is said to be thicker and darker in color.

More about Copaiba Balsam Oleoresin Essential Oil

Studied Properties

  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antiseptic
  • Balancing
  • Calming
  • Soothing

Common Uses

  • Anti-aging
  • Blemish
  • Body Care
  • Colds & Respiratory
  • Eye Area
  • Massage
  • Muscles & Joints
  • Skin Care

Feature Constituents

  • β-caryophyllene
  • α-humulene
  • caryophyllene oxide

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