Warm, woody, and fabulously versatile, Copaiba essential oil is produced by steam distilling the gum resin tapped from the Brazilian Copaifera reticulata tree. This thick resin varies in colour from light gold to a dark, burnished brown depending on the ratio of resin to essential oil, and the trees it comes from grow up to 100 feet tall, are native to the Amazon region of Brazil, and have been used since at least the 16th century.
Today, Copaiba is well-renowned as both a gorgeous addition to many spa and skin treatments, thanks to the naturally occurring beta-caryophyllene found within the essential oil, and the carrier of an exotic aroma that guarantees those who diffuse it will be transported to the depths of the Amazon Rainforest. Below, you’ll find a list of our favourite ways to use this all-round oil to maximise relaxation and comfort in your daily life.
1. Copaiba oil in the diffuser
To create an exotic, inviting space following a long day at work or a high-intensity workout, cool down in comfort with this nostalgic, woody aroma. Create your own blend with additions such as Cedarwood or Cinnamon Bark or use it during a shower to enjoy a revitalising and refreshing experience.
2. Copaiba oil in your skin care routine
Copaiba essential oil is known for its uniquely sweet aromatic profile, and its high levels of beta-caryophyllene, both of which make it a great addition to your skin care routine, particularly when added to your favourite moisturiser. Elevate your natural radiance, promote a youthful glow and enjoy a spa-like experience before bed by adding a few drops to your favourite neutral or lightly scented moisturiser each night.
3. A foot soak with Copaiba oil
After a long day on your feet, what could be better than a rejuvenating foot soak? Soothe tired feet and bring Brazil to your home with this luxurious relaxation technique.
Tropical Resort Foot Soak
- ¼ cup Epsom salt
- 2 drops Copaiba essential oil
- 2 drops PanAway® essential oil blend
- Warm water
- Mix Epsom salt and essential oils in a small bowl.
- Add salt mixture to warm water.
- Sit back, relax, and let your feet soak for 15–30 minutes.
4. Copaiba essential oil used during massages
Following a hard workout at the gym, enjoy some well-deserved pampering by diluting 2-4 drops of Copaiba essential oil with Young Living V-6® Enhanced Vegetable Oil Complex, or a carrier oil of your choice, and massaging directly into the desired area. To add an extra sensation, combine Copaiba with Peppermint or Wintergreen essential oils and cool down in total serenity.
5. Copaiba oil for your hair
For those in search of a hydrating cleanse for dry or damaged hair, look no further than our Copaiba Vanilla Moisturising Shampoo and Conditioner. These rich products will leave your hair feeling salon-fresh, making them the perfect addition to your everyday hair care routine.
6. Copaiba oil as an invigorating perfume
Thanks to its sweet, aromatic profile, an attribute that means it won’t overpower soft florals or subtle notes of citrus, Copaiba essential oil is perfect for use as perfume. Customise your signature scent by adding it to a perfume you already love or opt to use one of our Young Living blends, such as the Breathe Again Roll-On, to enjoy both the awakening aroma of Copaiba alongside Myrtle and Peppermint, and a refreshing, cooling experience when applied topically.
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