Copaiba Oil | Did You Know that Copaiba Oil Makes Your Skin Happy? - Tisserand Institute

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Did you know that copaiba essential oil can make your skin happy?

Copaiba essential oil and oleoresin contain large amounts of beta-caryophyllene, a molecule that interacts with cannabinoid receptors in your skin. This causes skin cells to produce beta-endorphin, one of the happiness hormones.

Beta-caryophyllene is also a potent anti-inflammatory agent and copaiba is one of the safest oils to use on the skin. It can be very useful in healing, soothing irritation and treating chronic skin disease.

Do use copaiba oleoresin in preference to the distilled oil, as it is more environmentally friendly – no trees or branches are cut down. The oleoresin is also more useful in healing due to its content of diterpenes such as kaurene, not found in the distilled oil. You can use Copaiba oleoresin just like any other viscous essential oil. It is similar in consistency to sandalwood oil.

Another oil that contains a substantial amount of beta-caryophyllene is black pepper. Contrary to popular belief, this oil is not a skin irritant.

Copaiba essential oil or oleoresin will find good use in any skin care formulation.

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12 Comments

  1. Lori September 24, 2017 at 3:32 pm - Reply

    Can you take the resin and then steam distill it, so that some EO might actually be taken from the resin and still steam distilled so that it is enviromentally friendly?

    • Hana Belikova September 25, 2017 at 12:00 pm - Reply

      Hi Lori, the essential oil is steam distilled from the resin. However, you need much more material to fill a bottle than when using the oleoresin itself, which is why the pure resin is a more sustainable option.

  2. Janice Fischbach April 11, 2018 at 6:42 pm - Reply

    Which is better for the most effective pain relief. the essential oil or the oleoresin?

    • Robert Tisserand September 19, 2018 at 11:09 am - Reply

      Both are effective for pain relief.

  3. Kelly Angel January 19, 2019 at 8:20 pm - Reply

    Do you need to use it in a base oil?

    • Robert Tisserand April 7, 2019 at 12:01 pm - Reply

      Yes, it generally works well at about 5%.

  4. Sandra Porter February 22, 2019 at 3:44 am - Reply

    I have a severe case of Atopic Dermatitis. Is this oil good for itchy skin relief?

    • Robert Tisserand April 7, 2019 at 12:00 pm - Reply

      It may possibly help, diluted to about 5%, and Virgin Coconut oil may be a good diluent. People of course react differently, especially with skin conditions.

  5. Rosie April 30, 2019 at 10:29 am - Reply

    I have been told that this oil helps peripheral neuropathy
    Can anyone please tell me if this is so or had any experience using it

    • Robert Tisserand May 9, 2019 at 12:48 pm - Reply

      I have not heard of Copaiba being helpful, but it could be. Peppermint oil has been the most studied so far in terms of clinical research.

  6. Michelle Kerr May 1, 2019 at 10:36 am - Reply

    Is it safe to use copaiba in a blend if you are pregnant. 1st trimester.

    • Robert Tisserand May 9, 2019 at 12:46 pm - Reply

      As far as anyone knows yes, it’s safe.

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