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

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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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24 Comments

  1. 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?

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    • 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.

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

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    • Both are effective for pain relief.

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  3. Do you need to use it in a base oil?

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    • Yes, it generally works well at about 5%.

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

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    • 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.

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  5. 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

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    • 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.

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

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

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  7. Can Copaiba oil be used for shingles? How if so?

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    • There’s no evidence that Copaiba oil would be helpful for shingles – though it’s possible.

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  8. Hello,

    I just bought Copaiba and I have some doubts. In the text above says that the oleoresin is more useful in healing due to the diterpene kaurene, however in your book EO safety, kaurene is not mention as a constituent either in C. langsdorfii or in C. officinalis, so i guess these last ones do not have it as a constituent? I found in an article in PMC that C. paupera has kaurene. If this Copaifera does not appear in your book is because no one distills its EO? what about C. reticulata?

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    • Hi Kris, kaurene is not listed in Essential Oil Safety because those profiles are just for essential oils, not oleoresins – the oleoresins do contain diterpenes such as kaurene. C. reticulata will be included in the next edition of essential Oil Safety, but C. paupera is not used for commercial production of Copaiba oil or oleoresin.

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  9. Hello, I’m quite new to essential oils and I have a question about Copaiba. I’ve been told by X company representative that Copaiba oil can be taken internally for stress releave. Is it safe to take it?

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    • It would be safe to take a few drops of Copaiba oil in a gelatin capsule. But the only essential oil proven to be effective for anxiety when ingested in capsules is Lavender (2 drops, once daily for an adult).

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  10. Hi – Could Copaiba oil be useful for a teething infant if applied directly to their gums to help with pain/inflammation? If so, at what dilution for a 6 month old?

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    • I would not recommend using any essential oils for infant teething. For an aromatic treatment you could use chamomile hydrosol straight out of the fridge, and applied to something the infant can chew on.

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  11. Hi Mr. Tisserand,
    Thanks for all of your information about essential oils. They are valuable to a new person like me in the essential oil field. I have a question which is related to essential oil mixing ratio.
    For example: If I’m making a cream in which will contain 76% of base like aloe vera, wax..etc, and 24% of essential oils combined of 8 to 10 different kinds. Each essential oil will have about from 1.5% to 6%. that will total up for 24%.
    My question is that, is this mixture OK? is the 24% of active ingredient essential oil over limit? is it safe if having 24% of essential oil active ingredient ?
    Waiting for your reply
    Thanks

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  12. Can copaiba oil be used saFely Via dIffusion day if I am on antidepresaNts ? I worry about interactions ?

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