This is the essential oil, vacuum distilled from the resin of copaiba balsam, in Brazil.
Some copaiba contains a high amount of oil and this makes them less appreciated in their natural state as they take time to dry out and yield less resin, so they are less desireable as perfume fixatives and more desirable as perfume ingredients in their own right.
Let's go straight to Arctander, the expert on Copaibas:
Copaiba balsam oil is a colorless to pale yellow to yellow-green or bluish, very mobile oil. The odor is similar to that of balsam but much milder, sweeter, almost creamy-balsamic with a faint peppery-spicy undertone.Some may be reminded of Peru Balsam. "A very peculiar and complex but very faint odor."
It's says he does find some use in perfumery, but more as a blender/modifer than for its fixative value. For that, the copaiba resin is the more efficent choice. He recommends blending with ylang ylang, vanilla, sandalwood, jasmines, pines, spice fragrances and woody bases.
This is a perfumers ingredient and there is not much infotmation on aromatherapeutic uses.
As with most essential oils, dilute before using on skin. Perform a patch test before use if essential oil sensitivity is suspected. Do not take essential oils internally. Do not use on children or pets. Seek advice from a trained aromatherapist before using on people with compromised immune systems. Keep away from eyes and mucus membranes.
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