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Copaiba Resin (fixative)

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Copaifera officinalis

This is the perfume fixative one

This is a natural oleoresin, and is tapped from the tree, and used, as is, with no further refinement. There are many species of Copaiba and various parts of South America; ours is from Brazil.

Arctander says

Copaiba balsam (or resin) is a more or less viscous, brownish yellow, or grayish greenish yellow liquid which dries to a hard and brittle resin upson exposure to air. The oleoresin is not always clear or transluscent, but may be hazy due to its water content or to the continuous resinification of the essential oil part of the oleoresin, a process which starts already inside the trunk. The odor of the oleoresin is faint, mild-woody, slightly spicy-peppery and modestly tenacious. The flavor is bitter and irritant.

Since copaiba is mainly used for its fixative properties, the balsams, or resins with a lower content of essential oil are perferred. Thes copaibas contain 30-50% of essential oil, high enough but less than that which is actually distilled for its oil. Those copaibas have a higher oil content; from 60-80%!

Copaiba balsam blends well with cinnamon, amyris, cedarwood, lavandin, lavender, patchouli but its main use is as a fixative.


Safety Warning

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.
Enfleurage makes no medical claims relating to any products, essential oils or otherwise, on our website or through social media. We are an essential oil company, not doctors, The FDA has not evaluated the statements on this website. We present our information in order to educate our customers on traditional and general uses of essential oils; in no way do we diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease or condition.
You the customer are responsible for understanding the safe use of any and all of our products, including essential oils, and use them accordingly.



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