Copaiba (Copaifera officinalis) essential oil is coming from the resin via distillation process. As all other resinous oils it’s great for emotional healing and protection. Copaiba is very calming and centering essential oil. With its balsamic, resinous, exotic, slightly earthy, sensual and sweet, honey-like aroma it helps us stay balanced and ease the worry.
Traditionally this oleo-resin was used to reduce pain and inflammation, to treat urinary tract infections and treat respiratory problems like bronchitis and cough. More about the traditional use of Copaiba you find here.
Through the history Copaiba was used by indigenous tribes to heal physical wounds, stop bleeding, reduce inflammation and ease the pain as well as to treat various skin issues. In Peruvian traditional medicine it was taken as a natural sore throat remedy by mixing 3-4 drops of the resin with a spoonful of honey (I personally make a sore throat gargle by mixing 2-3 drops of copaiba oil with honey and then adding warm water).
Another interesting fact about this mysterious oil is that American Indian women were applying this oil on the navel of the newborns to speed up the healing process and it was also applied to heal wounds of the warriors after battle.
Apart from its traditional uses what makes this essential oils so popular is its benefits for our mind, body and spirit.
Copaiba essential oils helps us to calm down, aids relaxation, soothes busy mind, helps to reduce stress and tension after a long intense day which makes it a great companion for practicing mindfulness. Sometimes we might feel too much worry or nervousness and Copaiba can become very helpful, by simply inhaling the soothing aroma to ease these feeling and let us pause and have a look at it from the different perspective.
I also find it very helpful to diffuse around, inhale directly or even apply topically during the time of sadness or when feeling discouraged. With its soft and gentle aroma it creates this sense of comfort and nurturing, and helps to find the inner strength and get empowered again. Copaiba is the oil of healing and support, it encourages emotional healing of all levels, including old emotional wounds.
Copaiba essential oil can benefit our physical body in multiple ways, as you can see from its traditional uses. And the secret of it may lay in a component called beta-caryophyllene, which is found in high amount in this wonderful oil. As the science shows, this component itself has analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, anti-tumoral, antiviral, immuno-stimulant properties. This can explain the benefits of using Copaiba.
Copaiba is useful for:
- helping to reduce inflammation and ease pain (good for muscle pains, headaches)
- supporting healthy joints
- supporting healthy respiratory system
- supporting oral health
- supporting healthy looking skin (acne, mature skin, dry skin)
- supporting immune system
- promoting overall wellness
Coapiba can be taken internally to promote…