Day 5 Copaiba

Pronounced – KO – PUH – EEE – BAH

05-copaiba

Copaiba oil comes from trees in the genus Copaifera. These are leguminous trees, commonly found in Amazon rainforest (South America ). Amazon rainforest still doesn’t stop amazing us with its unique flora and fauna. It is immensely diverse and is the source for many medicines. Copaiba may be relatively new to the entire world, but traditionally, it has been used by the native people for at least 4 centuries.

These trees have tall trunks and branch out only at the top. They secrete a sticky, viscous liquid ( called oleoresin ). This transparent resin is then used to extract Copaiba essential oil using steam distillation process.

This oil is also known as a magnifier. Any time you use Copaiba with another essential oil, it will have the effect of magnifying the properties of that oil.  This can enable you to use less of another more expensive oil to get larger benefits from a different oil that you are using.

 

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