Mountain Rose Herbs

Copaiba Balsam Essential Oil

Copaifera officinalis Origin: Brazil

Copaiba Balsam Essential Oil


Botanical Name

Copaifera officinalis

Common Method Of Extraction

Steam distilled

Parts Used

Crude balsam

Note Classification



Mild, sweet, woody, slightly balsamic

Largest Producing Countries

Brazil, Venezuela, and Columbia

Traditional Use

This oil has been is mostly utilized in the fragrance industry, and has some skin care applications.


Antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, disinfectant, diuretic, expectorant, stimulant

Blends Well With

Cedarwood, citrus oils, clary sage, jasmine, rose, vanilla, ylang ylang

Of Interest

The crude balsam and herbal oil have been used in paints and lacquers as an emollient.

Safety Data

Avoid while pregnant. May cause skin irritation.


This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate.

As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier.