Botanical Name: Copaifera officinalis
Plant Part: Gum/ Resin
Extraction: Steam Distilled
Color: Light Yellow
Aroma: Sweet, woody, resinous, earthy.
Perfumery Note: Base
Copaiba Balsam Oil is steam distilled from the gum/resin of Copaifera officinalis, a tree that is native to Brazil and parts of South America. It’s a lesser known botanical and oil, and I’m still getting acquainted with its intriguing aroma and applications.
Aromatically, Copaiba Balsam Essential has a deep, rich, earthy, grounding aroma. It can be used as a fixative in natural aromatics in place of Oakmoss Absolute. This is especially appealing since Oakmoss Absolute possesses a high risk of skin sensitivity.