Latin Name: Copaifera langsdorffii 

Part of Plant:  Balsam

Country of Origin:  Brazil

Method of Production:  steam distillation

Copaifera langsdorffii, also known as the Copaiba or Diesel tree, is a tropical rainforest tree native to Brazil, that is a member of the Fabaceae (formally Leguminosae) botanical family.  The essential oil is produced by steam distilling the balsam/oleoresin that is obtained by drilling holes into the trunk of the tree.


Copaiba essential oil has a very subtle aroma that blends well with most other oils, yet can be easily overpowered when part of a blend.   It may assist with the appearance of skin when properly diluted and applied topically. Consider blending with Lavender for a calming after bath body oil.  Try making a blend with Marjoram and Roman Chamomile, and properly dilute in a lotion or carrier oil, for a soothing massage after a long workout. Our new Copaiba oil has over 68% beta-caryophyllene! Compare this to doTerra oil which is less than 50% beta-caryophyllene and ours is half the price!


Usage ideas:

  • Add a few drops of essential oils to a diffuser, cotton round, or a tissue.

  • Dilute to 1% in your choice of carrier oils to make a face serum or body oil.  Apply a small amount to damp skin after washing to help seal in moisture.  

  • Add 5-15 drops to 1 oz. of your choice of carrier oils to make a massage oil.

  • Mix a few drops with an unscented liquid soap or bubble bath and add to the tub when filling. 

For convenience on the go…

  • Properly dilute with your choice of carrier oils in a roller bottle.

  • Add up to a total of 15 drops of essential oils to a personal aromatic inhaler (aroma stick).



If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, please consult with a healthcare professional prior to use.  Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas. Keep out of reach of children and pets. If swallowed, seek medical attention or contact a Poison Control Center.  Do not use undiluted essential oils topically. Possible skin sensitivity. Do not use on broken skin. Watch for any possible interactions or side effects. Discontinue use if any reaction including skin irritation occurs and if condition persists, seek medical attention.  Be sure you are familiar with all safety precautions including any recommended dermal maximums before use.  



This product is not intended to treat, cure, or prevent any disease.  The information on this site is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and is for educational and informational purposes only.  These statements have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).



Sheppard-Hanger, S. (1995). The Aromatherapy Practitioner Reference Manual. Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy


Tisserand, R. and Young, R. (2014). Essential Oil Safety: A Guide for Health Care Professionals, Second Edition. Churchill Livingstone


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