PORTRAIT

You can give your immune system a boost of anti-inflammatory goodness with this essential oil from Brazil. Cut pain thanks to the known analgesic properties of this exotic oil, which is safe to take orally when combined with a carrier oil and placed in a capsule. If you suffer from acne, Inshanti’s balsam copaiba essential oil may calm the inflammation and promote healing, improving the look and smoothness of your skin. Widely used in cosmetics, it may even reduce the appearance of wrinkles, making you look younger!

Essential Facts

Plant Parts: Resin/Gum
Botanical Family: Fabaceae
Chemical Family: Sesquiterpene
Country of Origin: Brazil
Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation
Cultivation Method: Wild Crafted
Aroma: Balsamic, Earthy, Exotic and Sensual, Resinous, Sweet, Warm and Radiant
Note of Classification: Middle

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PROPERTIES

Emotional and Energetic Properties:

  • Encourages emotional healing on all levels
  • Quiets the mind
  • Supports focused attention and tranquility

Therapeutic Properties:

  • Analgesic
  • Anti-bacterial
  • Anti-fungal
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Anti-Microbial
  • Anti-septic
  • Cicatrisant
  • Decongestant
  • Expectorant
  • Immune stimulant

HOW TO USE

Acne: Blend 10–15 drops balsam copaiba to 1 oz. of carrier oil or lotion. Apply topically to affected area to speed up the healing process.

Anti-Aging: Copaiba’s active components tighten the skin, which helps the skin look younger, smooth and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. See recipe in recipes tab.

Anxiety: Try adding 13–15 drops balsam copaiba to a blank inhaler and inhale the aromatic to help calm you down.

Arthritis: Massage into affected area to reduce pain and inflammation. See recipe in recipes tab.

Headaches: Blend 10 drops balsam copaiba and 4 drops peppermint into 1 oz. carrier or lotion. Massage into temples and neck area to reduce pain.

Muscular Pain: Loosen up those tight painful muscles! See recipe in recipes tab.

Skin Wounds and Scars: Apply topically to speed up the healing of scars, blisters, and acne. See recipe in recipes tab.

 Always dilute essential oils with a carrier oil.

 

RECIPES

Arthritis and Muscle Pain Relief

 6 drops balsam copaiba

4 drops sweet marjoram

3 drops lemongrass

2 drops black pepper

1 oz. arnica infusion

Directions: Blend all ingredients and store in 1 oz. container. Massage into painful areas.

 

Wrinkle Free Facial Cream

 4 drops balsam copaiba

2 drops frankincense (Boswellia sacra)

2 drops rose otto

1 drops neroli

2 oz. unscented lotion

Directions: Blend all ingredients together. Store in a 2 oz. glass jar. Apply to face and neck areas 1–2 times a day.

 

Skin Wounds and Slow Healing Scars Salve

1 oz. prickly pear

4 oz. jojoba

1/2 oz. beeswax

20 drops balsam copaiba

12 drops frankincense (Boswellia sacra)

20 drops helichrysum

10 drops myrrh

5 drops rock rose

4–5 glass containers (1 oz.)

Directions: Place the beeswax, and jojoba in a Pyrex glass-measuring cup. Fill a stockpot 1/4 of the way with water and bring to a boil. Place the Pyrex in the pot of water and wait for the beeswax to melt into the jojoba.

This takes about 5 minutes on a high heat. Remove from heat before all the beeswax melts, as melting will continue to after heat removal. Be sure none of the water from the pot boils into the Pyrex container. Add the remaining essential oils and stir well with a glass stir rod or a wooden chopstick.

Pour into small glass containers or tin containers. This recipe makes 5.5 ounces of salve.

Massage over scar.

SAFETY

If pregnant, nursing or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician or clinical certified aromatherapist. For external use only. Keep away from mucous membranes & eyes. Test a small amount on skin for allergic reaction. Keep out of reach of children. Avoid using on infants and small children under the age of five years old.

Always dilute essential oils with a carrier oil.

 

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