Origin: a Latin derivative
meaning "Gift of the Earth."
An exceptional member of the resin essential oil family, Copaiba oil is extracted from copaiba trees in the Amazon rainforest. Copaiba oil is an incredibly versatile oil that has been used for centuries. Today, Copaiba essential oil is widely used in cosmetic products including soaps, creams, lotions, and perfumes, for both its pleasant woody aroma and its profound benefits to the skin. Copaiba essential oil can also be used orally to effectively cleanse the mouth and the gums.
The collection process of the copaiba tree’s oleoresin is unique among essential oils—it is tapped from the tree similar to how maple trees are tapped for their syrup, and then steam distilled to produce the essential oil.
Copaiba essential oil is extracted from the Copaifera officinalis tree, a variety of evergreen native to Central and South America. Though it can grow in both wet and dry forests, it flourishes best in tropical rainforest habitats such as the Amazon rainforest. The trees themselves are tall, with the potential to grow to more than 100 feet. The essential oil is steam distilled from the copaiba tree’s oleoresin, a substance made up of resin and essential oils.
How is Copaiba oil sourced? Copaiba essential oil is sourced through the doTERRA Co-Impact Sourcing initiative in the Amazon rainforest. The Amazon rainforest represents over half of the planet’s remaining rainforests, and doTERRA is proud to partner with a large network of copaiba harvesters that sustainably collect their oleoresin and ensure that the trees will be around for years to come.
Copaiba is a mildly woody and spicy smelling oil that blends well with a number of other essential oil aromas. Try pairing with Vetiver oil, Lavender oil, and Wild Orange oil for a restful aroma, or Peppermint oil for an invigorating scent.
Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.