Copaiba essential oil is the product of distilling the gum resin tapped from the Brazilian Copaifera reticulata tree, native to the Amazon region of the country. The copaiba tree grows 50-100 feet high and produces tiny white flowers and small nut-like fruit, neither of which are used in the production of the essential oil. Copaiba has been used for various purposes in areas where it grows natively since at least the 16th century. Beyond its use in Young Living essential oil blends, Copaiba is used in many soaps, lotions, and perfumes.
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Copaifera officinalis
BOTANICAL FAMILY: Fabaceae
ADDITIONAL NAMES: Balsam Copaiba
PLANT PART USED: Gum resin
EXTRACTION METHOD: Steam distilled (vacuum distilled)
YL REGION: Most Young Living Copaiba essential oil comes from Brazil.