Copaiba Balsam - EO 10ML
Copaiba Balsam is sweet and woody. It is digestive and useful for everyday stresses and strains. Copaiba Balsam may also help dry skin.
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How to Use
4-5 drops in bath, on tissue or in a vaporiser. 15 drops in 50ml carrier.
WARNING – do not apply undiluted or internally. Keep away from children and eyes. Store in a cool, dark place.
|Latin Name||Copaifera Officinalis|
|Synonyms||Copahu balsam, copaiba, copaiva, Jesuit’s balsam, Maracaibo balsam, para balsam|
|Extraction||Crude balsam is collected by drilling holes in the tree trunks, this is then distilled to gain essential oil|
|Origin||Native to North east and Central South America, mainly produced in Brazil |
|Plant characteristics||Wild growing tropical tree, up to 18 meters high, with thick foliage and many branches. |
|Oil characteristics||Pale yellow or greenish mobile liquid with a mild, sweet, balsamic-peppery odour. |
|Traditional use||Used for Centuries in Europe in the treatment of chronic cystitis and bronchitis; also for treating piles, chronic diarrhoea and intestinal problems.|
|Blends well with||Cananga, Ylang Ylang, Vanilla, Jasmine, Violet and other floras.|
|Cautions and comments||Relatively non-toxic, non-irritant, possible sensitisation. Large doses cause vomiting and diarrhoea. |
|Main chemical constituents||Mainly caryophyllene.|