Copaiba Balsam (Copaifera langsdorfii)
Copaiba Balsam essential oil works as a mood stabilizer, helping to calm the mind from everyday ups and downs. The oil also makes a great addition to any beauty regimen. Use it to give skin a youthful, radiant glow while moisturizing and nourishing dry skin and hair.
Botanical Family, Origin & Extraction: Fabaceae (tropical rainforest tree); Brazil; Steam distillation of resin/gum
Properties: Anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antispasmodic, anti-tumoral, analgesic, anti-bacterial, antiseptic, calming, cicatrisant, cooling, decongestant, emollient (moisturizing), expectorant, immuno-stimulant, diuretic, hypotensive (aids in lowering blood pressure), tonic, stimulant (circulatory system)
Aromatic Influence: This sweet oils acts as a fixative, stabilizing and strengthening the scents of other essential oils. It's balsamic, woody characteristic aroma is used as fixative in soaps, perfumes and other fragrances
Other Possible Uses: Copaiba balsam essential oil is used for treating bronchitis, hemorrhoids, constipation, diarrhea, and bladder infections and other urinary tract infections (UTIs). This oil counteracts pain and regulates the body's natural immune response. It also aids in digestion.
Folklore: Copaiba oil-resins extracted have been used in folk medicine dating back to the 16th century by the natives of north and northeastern Brazil. The folk remedies were administered orally or used as an ointment in the treatment of various diseases. In Panama, the Yaviza people mix the resin with honey and give it to newborns to impart knowledge and ward of hexes. Within the peruvian Amazon near Iquitos, it is also used as an insect repellant.
Directions for Use:
- Use 6-8 drops in a diffuser of your choice
- Apply diluted to flex points and/or directly on area of concern
- Do not take essential oils internally*
- Not for children under 6 years old; use with caution and in greater dilution for children 6-14 years old; test small area on feet
- Do not apply near eyes or in eyes, sensitive areas or mucous membranes
- Do not use in an inhaler as nasal membranes will be irritated
- The information on this website is not intended to diagnose or prescribe
- Avoid during pregnancy and while nursing
- You should not use this information for treating a health problem or disease or to make a self-diagnosis
- Contact your healthcare provider immediately if you suspect that you have a medical problem
- Stop using this product if you suspect an allergic reaction
GC/MS Report: The analysis of our Copaiba Balsam batch sample meets the expected chemical profile for authentic essential oil of Copaifera langsdorfii. No contamination or adulteration was detected. The results provided in the GC/MS quality analysis reflect the chemical composition of the oil and lot referenced on the date of analysis.
*Mockingbird Apothecary does not recommend ingestion of essential oils