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Did you know that Copaiba comes from resin in the trunk of the tree and has the ability to reduce pain and inflammation, enhance your sleep experience and aid digestion to name a few uses. The resin from the thick trunk varies in colour from light gold to dark brown. Copaiba has powerful calming properties not only on the mind and emotions but on the skin too. It is a soothing and gentle oil that can be used to help promote healing for acne scars, ease sore and tired muscles and help promote a restful nights sleep.
Plant Name: Copaifera Officinalis
Plant Family: Leguminousae
Native Region: South America
Essential Oil Extraction Method: Copaiba oil is extracted from the oil-resin using steam distillation.
Properties: Analgesic, Anti-fungal, Anti-inflammatory, Diuretic, Expectorant
Affirmation: Deep within, I find my purpose.
Blends well with: Vetiver, Wild orange, Peppermint and Lavender
Safety: Use caution when using any essential oil for the first time. Be careful for possible skin sensitivity with essential oils. Always dilute with a carrier oil if prone to sensitive skin.
HISTORICAL USES: Copaiba has been used since the 16th century by natives people of Brazil, in folk medicine which was taken orally or used as an ointment to treat various diseases. During the 19th and 20th century Copaiba was used to treat skin disorders such as eczema and psoriasis.
WELLNESS USES: Copaiba is now used to treat mild skin infections and promote wound healing. The powerful anti-inflammatory properties it possesses assist in providing pain relief, especially for sore, overexerted muscles. Copaiba also has calming properties and can be used to help ease anxiety and sleeplessness.
EMOTIONAL USES: Copaiba has soothing properties, therefore powerful for unveiling the falseness in shame and guilt. It unravels pain hidden in the heart, mind and body. Copaiba can help you to find a deeper meaning to life.
How Copaiba Oil Can Support:
Massage a drop of Copaiba into the webs of hands and the base of skull to decrease the high levels of anxiousness.
Quiet Mind Diffuser Blend
5 drops Copaiba, 3 drops Grapefruit, 2 drops Lavender, 2 drops Clary Sage. Diffuse before going to sleep to the mind and release negative emotions. (Extracted from Advance dOil Magic Series 5)
Boost your mood
Often used to lighten up the mood and spirit in aromatherapy, 1-2 drops of Copaiba can be diffused in your environment to reduce stress and boost joy. Best diffused after a long day's work.
Reduce Stress and Anxiety
When feelings of stress and anxiety arise, inhale Copaiba for relief and comfort.1-2 drops can be added under the tongue before bed to promote restful, peaceful sleep.
Headaches and Migraine
Massage Copaiba oil gently onto temples, scalp, and the back of neck and feel the tension ease up. Copaiba can be combined with Lavender for an extra soothing properties.
Copaiba is great for treating Athletes Foot as it contains Anti-fungal properties. Apply a few drops to clean, dry feet and massage feet. Can be combined with Tea Tree to help keep fungal infections at bay too. Why not make a foot spray and keep it in your gym bag for ease.
Pain and Inflammation
Apply a few drops of Copaiba to painful or inflamed areas. You can also combine Copaiba with a Peppermint and Lavender with Fractionated Coconut Oil for an effective after workout rub for sore muscles.
High Blood Pressure
Copaiba relieves tension and strain that may occur in your blood vessels that leads to high blood pressure through its anti-inflammatory and soothing nature. Apply the oil to the bottoms of your feet twice a day, add 1-2 drops in a veggie capsule and drink with water. Do this for 10 days, rest and repeat as needed.
Wrinkle, Fine Lines and scars
Copaiba can reduce wrinkles and fine lines, tighten the skin and promote even toned skin. Apply daily with a carrier oil as part of your face care regime. Combine Copaiba, Frankincense, Sandalwood and Vitamin E Oil for the ultimate luxe facial oil. (Try our Serum Pump toppers.)
Copaiba detoxifies by drawing out impurities. Apply 1-2 drops over the bladder to stimulate detox through urination. Can also be massage over the kidney area on the back.
Strengthen the inner being
Feel empowered and liberated by combining Copaiba, Arborvitae, Lemon and Wintergreen. These four oils remind you of the superhero within. They offer strength, focus, flexibility and wisdom.
Unlock Your True Potential
Embrace all that you are, with this heroic blend. Combine Copaiba, Frankincense, Mellisa, Patchouli and Ylang Ylang and diffuse in your space. Allow yourself to let your inner light shine. (Gifts of the Essential Oils Book)
Hear Your Inner Voice
Take the time to know yourself and examine your life while you diffuse Copaiba in your quiet space and meditate. During this time you will recognize your limits, discover what you want and need and fully understand what motivates you. Repeat this mantra while you do so “I am capable of saying no, I am allowed to set healthy boundaries.”
If you can’t move on from past hurts, shame, guilt or regret, copaiba is here to release you from these feelings and ground you in the present. Diffuse 1–2 drops of Copaiba in your space and feel the weight lift off of you. You could also anoint yourself with your oils, using the Aromatic Dressing practices. Find out more about aromatic dressing here.
Purpose In Life (Solar Plexus Chakra)
The Solar Plexus chakra empowers you to transform your thoughts into actions. It is the key to unlocking your personal power and building a strong sense of self. In your quiet space diffuse Copaiba and feel yourself become optimistic, vibrant and full of energy. You will get excited and curious about what the future holds for and you will seek, find inner worth and trust and gain knowledge.