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Copiaba Oleoresin - 5ml - Organic

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Copaiba essential oil is an essential oil derived from the resin of trees belonging to the Copaifera genus, primarily Copaifera officinalis. It is native to South America, particularly Brazil, and has been used for centuries by indigenous people for its medicinal properties. Here is a profile of copaiba essential oil:

Botanical Name: Copaifera officinalis (among other Copaifera species)

Aroma: Copaiba essential oil has a mild, woody, and slightly sweet aroma. It is often described as having a gentle, earthy scent with hints of honey or vanilla.

Chemical Composition: The primary active compound in copaiba essential oil is beta-caryophyllene (often referred to as BCP), which can make up a significant portion of the oil. Other constituents may include alpha-humulene, delta-cadinene, and various sesquiterpenes.

Therapeutic Properties:

  1. Anti-Inflammatory: Copaiba oil is well-known for its strong anti-inflammatory properties, primarily due to its high BCP content. It can help reduce inflammation in the body, making it valuable for various conditions such as arthritis, joint pain, and skin irritations.

  2. Pain Relief: The anti-inflammatory and analgesic (pain-relieving) properties of copaiba oil can help alleviate discomfort associated with conditions like muscle pain, headaches, and menstrual cramps when applied topically or used in aromatherapy.

  3. Antioxidant: Copaiba essential oil contains antioxidants that can help protect cells from oxidative stress and damage caused by free radicals. This may contribute to overall health and well-being.

  4. Skin Health: Copaiba oil can be used topically to promote skin health and may help with minor skin irritations and blemishes. It is gentle on the skin and can be diluted with a carrier oil for topical application.

  5. Respiratory Support: Some people use copaiba oil in aromatherapy or through steam inhalation to support respiratory health, ease congestion, and promote clear breathing.

Safety Precautions:

  • Copaiba essential oil is generally considered safe when used as directed. However, it is recommended to dilute it with a carrier oil before applying it to the skin to avoid skin irritation or sensitization.

  • As with any essential oil, perform a patch test on a small area of skin to ensure you do not have an adverse reaction before using it more extensively.

  • While copaiba oil is generally regarded as safe, it's always a good practice to consult with a healthcare professional, especially if you are pregnant, nursing, or have underlying health conditions.

  • Keep copaiba oil out of reach of children and pets.

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