Copaiba Oleoresin Essential Oil - Uses, Benefits and a DIY

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Copaiba Oleoresin Essential Oil: Spotlight Oil of the Week

Copaiba Oleoresin Essential Oil Benefits & Uses

Copaiba Oleoresin

  • Latin name: Copaifera officinalis
  • Aroma Description: Delicate, sweet, and smooth with a creamy-woody scent.


Therapeutic benefits of Copaiba Oleoresin Essential Oil

  • Soothes aching joints and muscles.
  • Eases chest congestion.
  • Relieves occasional digestive upset.
  • Warming capabilities.
  • Great for skin care — tightens the skin and evens the skin tone.
  • Provides an extra boost to the immune system.

Copaiba Essential Oil Uses

Given the above-mentioned benefits of Copaiba Oleoresin, there are many uses for this essential oil. Whether you suffer from a chest cold or want to avoid one, you can use Copaiba. With the benefits associated with digestion, achy joints and muscles as well as skin care benefits, you can see the uses for Copaiba are endless.

Is Copaiba Oleoresin KidSafe?

Yes! This essential oil is safe for kids.

Dilution instructions:

We recommend a dilution of 2-4% for topical applications.

Diffusion instructions:

For upper respiratory support, diffuse 3 drops each of Copaiba Oleoresin, Cypress, and Eucalyptus Globulus.

Where Copaiba Oleoresin is used on the body:

Anywhere you are experiencing achy joints and sore muscles associated with normal aging or wear and tear, Copaiba can offer relief. It is also wonderful support if you’re needing relief from occasional digestive upset. Just dilute it appropriately with your favorite carrier oil and massage directly on the affected areas.

Essential Oils that blend well with Copaiba Oleoresin:

Pepper Black, Chamomile Roman, Cedarwood Himalayan, Jasmine Absolute, Sandalwood Australian, Vanilla CO2, Frankincense Serrata, and Ylang Ylang Complete.

Soreness Soother Topical Copaiba Blend

For sore muscles that are just plain uncomfortable, mix 5 drops of Copaiba Oleoresin with 4 drops of Frankincense Serrata and add to 1 tablespoon of your favorite carrier oil. Then, massage directly onto the areas of concern and enjoy some well-deserved relief!

Plant Therapy Candy Hearts Diffuser Blend with Capaiba

Candy Hearts Diffuser Blend

What you’ll need:

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To use our spotlight oil as part of this DIY, add essential oils to your aromatherapy diffuser to enjoy this sweet and uplifting KidSafe blend!

Therapeutic diffuser recipe using Copaiba Essential Oil


74 thoughts on “Copaiba Oleoresin Essential Oil: Spotlight Oil of the Week”

    1. Hello Elaine! All of our Oils are 100% pure and can be ingested with the proper guidance. However, the International Federation of Aromatherapists does not recommend that Essential Oils be taken internally therapeutically or ingested unless under the supervision of a medical doctor who is also qualified in Clinical Aromatherapy. At this time, none of Plant Therapy’s Certified Aromatherapists are clinically trained to administer Essential Oils internally, so we can not recommend ingesting them. This is for your safety, as some Oils can cause internal damage or interact with medications. Here is a blog with more information on this:
      To reach out to an aromatherapist in your area, I recommend using the Find An Aromatherapist option on the Alliance of International Aromatherapist website here: or on the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy here:

  • I had a face-plant headlong fall Aug.4, 2014. I tripped and fell face-down on cement. Concussion and blackened face from the forehead knot to lower jaw. Dealt with all that for 2 months and then my L shoulder started hurting to the point that I couldn’t raise my hand to hip-level at all w/out excruciating pain. NO SLEEP. Waited 2 months to see Shoulder Specialist: MRI= Torn Bicep Tendon “requiring” surgery in 3 weeks. My daughter brought me a blend of FCO, Copaiba and Lemongrass. I slathered my whole L arm from shoulder to wrist at least 6 times a day and before bed. Gradually, my POPEYE arm began to shrink while the range-of-motion increased to the point that 2 weeks later (1 week before long-awaited surgery), I canceled the surgery. In 2 week’s time I could lift my arms to PRAISE THE LORD for His healing love brought to me via COPAIBA & LEMONGRASS essential oils in Fractionated Coconut Oil base which is a healer in its own right!!!!

  • Definitely time to buy this. It does so many things that I need done. Thank you for yet another helpful spotlight.

  • I noticed this is an ingredient in the anti age blend. The information here says it has a warming quality. Would that make it contraindicated for rosacea? Has anyone with rosacea or sensitive skin experienced inflammation using the anti age blend?

    1. You’ll want to dilute Copaiba first in a carrier oil to 2-4%. And then you can massage it directly onto your chest.

  • I wasn’t familiar with Copaiba until I read an article that referred to it. Interestingly, the article said that Cinnamon bark eo amplifies the effectiveness of other oils, such as copaiba. That’s why I looked it up. I thought people here might like to know this.

  • I love Copaiba and have used it a lot for sore joints and muscle aches, I need to try the diffuser recipe, for once I have all of the eo’s thatbare needed.

  • im interested to know the difference between copaiba eo and copaiba oleoresin, in terms of their effect especially

    1. I was hoping for an answer to this also. As far as I am able to tell from researching, oleoresin is obtained with solvent extraction which can possibly have trace amounts in the final product. I am uncertain of that fact with this being organic though. I purchased this product not knowing this and was unhappy to learn of it later. Would much rather have it distilled.

  • Looking forward to trying this to supplement or as another option other than Rapid Relief which I love for aches & pains!!

  • I add copaiba to so many different blends whether it be for diffusing or skin care. So versatile

  • I didn’t realize how many uses there was for Copaiba, especially boosting the immune system. I must start diffusing. As always, PT, thank you!

  • This is super helpful! I’ve been using copaiba for my skin but was looking for other days to use it. I didn’t think about diffusing to be honest.

  • I have all the oils for Candy Hearts Diffuser Blend, and I’m going to diffuse it tomorrow since I have a little one and I cannot diffuse the oils and blends that are not kids safe, like Meditate and Tranquil!

  • My mom has been using this for her Restless Leg Syndrome. I am not finding this to be an oil that helps with that, but she has found a lot of comfort from it. Plus is smells awesome!

  • I suffer from restless legs syndrome and also occasional digestive issues that leave my stomach and abdomen cramping. I’m curious if this would be a good oil to try for both or if there is a better option. I do like that it is described as a woody scent and not floral.

    1. Melissa, unfortunately we can’t assume what will work the best for your particular situation. If you’d like to contact our aromatherapists ([email protected]) they may be able to get some more details and point you in the right direction 🙂

  • I didnt realise how powerful Copaiba is…also heard that this oil can “amplify” the powers of other oils as well. Glad to have bought a big bottle of this!

  • I had great experience with this oil when i had a nasty tooth infection. Rubbing some on my jaw line helped dull the pain between pain medicine dosages!

  • I just got Copaiba…and I made a new face cream diluted with Copaiba, Amaryis, Elemi, and Vetiver. I REALLY love it! And the smell is soft and intoxicating to me!

    1. Can you please tell me how many drops of each oil you used and the amount of carrier oil? I didn’t know I could blend all these together.

  • I love copaiba! It has a very delicate scent and works almost instantly (for me) to relieve inflammation and pain.I can’t wait to try it in a roller with frankincense for wrinkle reduction!

  • I just ordered and received this oil after hearing so much about it! I haven’t had a chance to use it yet, but I had to open the bottle just to smell it. I love the smell, and can’t wait to use it for some new blends!

  • What does the “warming capabilities” mean? I am looking to use it for all of its benefits but especially soothing aching muscles and joints. But does it feel warm on the skin (almost like peppermint is cooling?) I am easily overheated and feel warm a lot and have sweating issues so as this oil sounds wonderful I’m not sure if warming would be the best for my skin. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated!

    1. That’s correct, Jessie. Rather than a cooling effect like Peppermint would have, it’s warming effect.

  • Just got mine yesterday and I’m loving it already. Can’t wait to try Candy Hearts! Sounds Yummy! That will be tomorrow’s diffuser flavor of the day.

  • I have been using copaiba with Juniper berry in my post workout blend. I like that it’s effective yet gentle at the same time.. Some oils are a tad too overwhelming to the olfactory sense and may be unpleasant to others around me.. Love copaiba for its light and pleasant scent.

    Thank you for your post. I am going to add a few drops to my face serum to deal with an age spot. Keeping my fingers crossed!

    1. Karen, that sounds like an oil combo that I’m going to have to try soon! Thanks for sharing that with us

  • Wow, I didn’t realize this was good for chest congestion… My oldest son and my nephew that lives with me are both sick with head and chest congestion… I am totally going to get my Copiaba out and fix them up! Thanks PT! ❤

  • I have heard so many great things about this oil. I have arthritis extremely bad in most of my joints and want to try some of the helpful recipes on here for copaiba. Plan on ordering some when I get my money next month!

  • This is one oil in my arsenal I seem to over look alot. Definitely going to add this to my muscle rub. Thanks PT.

  • I have used Copaiba for pain relief for sometime with great results. I’m pleased to find out it has respiratory and immunity benefits as well. I will be adding to my diffuser today.

  • Thank you for offering so many kid safe blends to make at home! Love knowing which oils are safe for the whole family. This would be a Great addition with cold season fast approaching.

  • I’m excited to buy some of this for my bff for christmas! This is her very favorite oil! It helps her with her fibromyalgia and other soreness issues!

  • I haven’t tried this yet but thanks to this post I am going to mix up a roller ball blend for my bff . She broke her arm a few weeks ago and I think this will give her some relief with the soreness while She is healing . She can’t take any strong meds. Hopefully this will help a bit.

  • I ordered this one this morning after reading about it. I haven’t tried it before but and looking forward to receiving it!

  • I love copaiba Thank you for putting it on sale I love your oils. Can’t wait to get more of this one. You guys rock.

  • I absolutely LOVE copaiba for winter time respiratory illness in the house. I use it with frankincense and lemon in the diffuser as an alternative to the germ blends…just to switch it up a little!

  • I have not tried this oil yet but I always have congestion during the winter so it sounds like a great oil to try!!

  • Great post with lots of helpful information! I have been wanting to get this oil for a while, I have heard so many amazing uses and benefits.

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