Extraction Method: Extracted directly from the tree
Description / Color / Consistency: Pale yellow to yellow clear liquid, light in consistency. As the oil ages, especially when exposed to air, the color darkens, brownish at times and slight turbidity may be observed.
Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma: A soft woody base note with a slight hint of sweetness to it.
Blends With: Copaiba Balsam Essential Oil blends well with oils from the floral and spice families, oils with Oriental bases, and with the aphrodisiac oils – Rose, Jasmine, Sandalwood, and Frankincense. It can also support the softer qualities of oils such as Ylang-ylang or Vanilla.
Product Abstract: Copaiba Balsam Resin is extracted from trees growing in the wild. They are found mainly in the South American rain forests, particularly in Brazil, Columbia, Peru and Venezuela. The resin is harvested by tapping or drilling holes into the trunk of the tree, much like how rubber trees are tapped. Although this resin is often referred to as balsam, it is not a true balsam. Copaiba Balsam Oil has been used historically as a fixative in perfumes and colognes.
Cautions: Dilute before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.
Storage: It is recommended that oils packaged in metal containers (for safe shipping) be transferred into dark glass containers to maintain freshness and attain maximum shelf life.
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Rating: I quite like this oil. I got it because my cousin (who is studying herbalism and natural healing) recommended that I get it for my multiple pains, including pain from arthritis and some strange neurological pain. Tonight I was mixing various EOs, and surprisingly, after inhaling this Copaiba straight out of the bottle, and then rubbing it straight on my sorest areas, I did seem to feel better. (Just ten minutes earlier, inhaling other EOs including citrus seemed to make the pain sharper.) It has a very mild scent. I just now tried adding a drop to a mouth rinse and found that it tasted sort of camphorous, vaguely of fennel and rosemary and something else I can't place. I'm glad I ordered it!
By:Stella, Toronto, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 04-Apr-2011
Rating: Rich, deep, warm. I like!
By:Cindy, Chatsworth, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 06-Dec-2012
Rating: A new favourite for me! Deep, sweet & rich, it is a perfect backdrop for adding warmth & sweetness to, & anchoring blends! Plus, it's lovely on it's own!
By:Melinda, St. Thomas, Ontario
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 06-Nov-2015
Rating: One of the best hidden gems of an oil! With its skin care and anti cancer properties, I use It in many of the face and body creams I make. Nice light scent. An EO must have!
By:Natalie, St. Carharines, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 15-Jul-2016
Rating: I used it in a blend with cajeput in a grape seed oil for muscle pain. After a couple of days pain is gone. Amazing!
By:Olia, Vancouver, British Columbia
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 17-Aug-2016
Rating: Do not over-look this oil simply because of it's smell, it great medicinal value. Similar to aspirin, this oil is a great pain reliever for inflamed muscle tissue and has analgesic properties. Blended with black pepper and carrier oil would make a great massage oil. Working on my feet for a solid week ( not my regular schedule) my knees are achy and inflamed. I just used it on my knees with Frankincense and Chamomile and feel much better already in a mere 5 minutes.
By:Sonja, Three Hills, Alberta
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 26-Jul-2014
Rating: I'm really surprised that no one has mentioned this before. But this oil is the strongest anti-inflammatory known to man, bar none. It is even stronger than Ibuprofen or even Cortisone, with no side effects. It is also a strong anti-bacterial. It is more calming than sandalwood and better for scarring and wounds than helichrysum. I also can't believe this price, it's practically a gift. The oil is also very good for wrinkles and sagging skin. I only bought 15 mL but next time I plan to buy at least 100 mL maybe even 500 mL for the price. I am now using the oil in everything. It does have a sweet, woodsy honey-like smell. It is very faint though. But for what this oil does for the body I couldn't care less what it smells like. Considering the price of sandalwood and helichrysum and that this works even better, the quality and price can't be beat. Congratulations NDA you guys are the kings of quality in my book and I don't impress easily. I have been consistently bowled over by your products. You are my favorite place to shop. Oh, I also forgot to mention that copaiba is a magnifying essential oil. It increases the strength and effects of whatever you mix with it. I hope you never run out of it.
By:Dayisel, Ottawa, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 05-Jun-2010
Rating: Interesting and subtle oil for blending. I'm hoping it will warm up and sweeten my Jasmine and other florals.
By:Nancy, St.catharines, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 26-Mar-2007
Rating: What a delightful, mild base note! Not overwhelming at all, slightly sweet. Love this one.
By:Stephanie, Lethbridge, Alberta Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 25-Sep-2015
Rating: This is the first time I have used Copaiba balsam. It has very subtle sweet honey musk notes. I added this to a perfume blend which included jasmine sambac and lotus which worked wonderfully well without overpowering these floral notes. It doesn't have much of an aroma in the bottle but you begin to get the complex notes on a perfume strip and it transformed my perfume blend rounding it out and bridgeing the gaps.
By:Elizabeth, Holland Landing, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 27-Jan-2006
Rating: Vanillic, balsamic and resinous, this oil is used in perfumery as a fixative, but has a delightful scent in its own right. The price is good, and it will add depth, mystery and longevity to any floriental, amber, spice, wood or oriental type blend. I love it for the mild vanilla powdery scent it lends, but by itself it is fairly subtle and works better in a blender, like benzoin but more mysterious...
Rating: This oil didn't smell like much in the bottle, and I was surprised after all the great reviews it had. But once it was mixed with other oils, the sweet base note came out to play and it played very well indeed.
By:Julie, Alexandria, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 02-Dec-2013
Rating: This oil is so subtle that it must be good for something . There is that pencil aroma but again it's subtle. I just wish it was pouring out more quickly as I don't have much time and patience for it now.
By:Rava, Toronto, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 29-Apr-2011
Rating: Copaiba Balsam is a oil I enjoy using cause it changes tones with other oils that end up making a sweet aroma. Experimenting with this oil a keeper.
By:Valirie, Mississauga, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 29-May-2013
Rating: I don't like my copaiba balsam, it really smell like pencil... I've made soy candles with cedarwood (Atlas), not a good combination, the pencil scent is too overpowering... 'll try with vanilla or flower EO but I am not convinced...
By:Chaina, Toronto, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 11-Mar-2010
Rating: I was pleasantly surprised with this one. It has a lovely sweet balsamic scent. I can't wait to try it in my soaps!
By:Jackie, Porter's Lake, Nova Scotia Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 21-Jan-2009
Rating: I love this oil - it's so powerful, yet complex. Great fixative too!
I blended it with peppermint to begin with and it's a keeper!
By:Yulia, Newmarket, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 17-May-2006
Rating: This EP is my secret touch for my Chai latte blend!
Use 50% of copaiba, add cinnamon leaf EO, anise star EO , clove EO and a touch of ginger EO and voilà! A fantastique chai blend for your soap!
By:Caroline, Bearn, Quebec Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 30-Jul-2006
Rating: Beautifully balanced earthy scent, this is one of the very best Copaiba Balsams I have tried in my Aromatherapy practice. Brings in a warm base note that pulls others together nicely.
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