Botanical Name: Copaifera officinalis
Plant Part: Crude Resin
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Description: The Copaiba Balsam Resin is extracted from the wild growing
trees. They are found mainly in the South American rain forests -
particularly Brazil, Columbia, Peru and Venezuela. The resin is
harvested by tapping or drilling holes into the trunk of the tree. In
this way it is much like how rubber trees are tapped. Although this
resin is often referred to as balsam, it is not a true balsam.
Color: Yellow to brownish liquid that becomes darker when exposed to
Consistency: Medium to Heavy
Aromatic Scent: Copaiba Balsam Essential Oil has a warm, honey-like
scent. It is rich and pleasant; it is easily identifiable as a base
Strength of Aroma: Medium
Blends well with: Copaiba Balsam Essential Oil blends well with oils
from the spice family, oils from the floral family, and essential oils
with Oriental bases. They also work well with the aphrodisiac oils –
Rose, Jasmine, Sandalwood, and Frankincense. It can also support the
softer qualities of oils such as Ylang-ylang or Vanilla.
History: Copaiba Balsam Oil has been used historically as a fixative in
perfumes, colognes, detergents and soaps.
Cautions: May cause possible dermal sensitization.. Avoid use during