What you need to know...
Open a bottle of Copaiba and let the scent of the Amazon rainforest out. Steam distilled and resin tapped from the Brazilian Copaifera reticulata tree, Copaiba essential oil features a warm, woodsy scent and includes the naturally occurring constituent beta-caryophyllene, making it a popular addition to many spa and skin treatments. Copaiba contains the highest amounts of beta caryophyllene (55%) of any known essential oil. It has a comforting, earthy aroma and a myriad of uses.
In your moisturizer
Does your skin need a pick-me-up? Copaiba essential oil reduces the appearance of blemishes and promotes the appearance of a youthful, radiant glow. Add a few drops to a neutral or lightly scented moisturizer for a spa-like experience every evening before bed.
As a perfume
Copaiba oil has a uniquely sweet aromatic profile, which won’t overpower soft florals or subtle hints of citrus. Use it in customized perfumes in place of other woodsy oils like Cedarwood or Royal Hawaiian Sandlewood for a more delicate summer fragrance that won’t be overpowering in warmer temperatures.
In the diffuser
With a scent straight out of the Amazon, Copaiba puts the experience of a rainforest hideout just a few drops away. Put on some nature sounds and fill a room with this exotic aroma:
4 drops Copaiba
3 drops Cedarwood
2 drops Lime
During a massage
After a hard workout, strenuous hike, or overall stressful day, share a Copaiba massage with a loved one. Dilute Copaiba with Young Livings V6 or a carrier oil of your choice and massage on fatigued areas after activity for a comforting cool down.
In a foot soak
Imagine yourself at a spa in the Brazilian rainforest. If you can’t get away, bring the spa to you with a luxurious foot soak. This spa-inspired Tropical Resort Foot Soak recipe will whisk you away and soothe muscles at the end of a long day.
Tropical Foot Soak:
¼ cup Epsom salt
2 drops Copaiba
2 drops PanAway
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.
Take a listen as Sheri talks about how she uses Copaiba in her home.