Botanical Name: Copaifera langsdorfii
Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled
Characteristics: Copaiba Oil, Copaifera langsdorfii –a liquid resin is exuded from a large Latin American tree and then distilled. The raw resin is less common in aroma therapy. The steam distilled material is a clear to yellow mobile liquid with a slight woody scent of very low intensity. Many of the oldest aroma therapy articles do not mention Copaiba. Modern practitioners recommend it for circulation, nervous tension, alertness and nearly a dozen other specific issues.
Like many less publicized oils its best use in aroma therapy is often understated. It has a mild smell that makes it a cost-effective way to reduce price in blends with similar properties. Applications where this applies include hinoki oil, sandalwood and agarwood. Agarwood is an expensive oil with a powerful aroma and for this reason copaiba makes sense. It lessens intensity which is helpful with any overly obnoxious and cloying blends. It acts as a somewhat neutral fixative as well.
Please Note: The information on EOQA.com is only provided for educational purposes, and further research should be done on each essential oil to be assured of its proper usage for each individual. Aromatherapy is not meant to be a replacement for care under a qualified health professional, but should be considered a complimentary form of healthcare.
1 oz, 4 oz, 1 lb, 1 kg