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INCI: Copaiba balsam Oil

CAS N°.: 8013-97-6

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Ref.: VHON13RF

Copaiba oil has a long history of use in South America, where it has traditionally been used as a topical remedy to help clear up skin problems including dermatitis, psoriasis, eczema, rashes, herpes, insect bites, injuries, wounds and boils.
Amazonian healers also recommend diluted copaiba oil for internal use as a treatment for a wide range of conditions. For example, it acts as an expectorant and can help alleviate respiratory problems like bronchitis. In Peru, a traditional sore throat remedy involves taking four drops of copaiba oil mixed with a spoonful of honey. Its antiseptic properties also make it an effective gargle for easing sore throats and tonsillitis.
There are more than 30 different types of copaiba tree, and they are found mainly in the South American rainforests of Brazil, Argentina, Bolivia, Guyana, Colombia, Peru and Venezuela. The oil the tree produces is what is known as an oleoresin a substance that accumulates naturally in cavities within the trunk of the tree.
The oil is harvested by tapping or drilling holes into the trunk and collecting the oily resin that drips out. When it is actually leaving the tree, this substance is clear, thin and colourless; but when it comes into contact with the air, it becomes thicker and darker and has a bitter taste.
The copaiba tree is a sustainable crop in that it can provide about 40 litres of oleoresin a year, without destroying the tree or the forest in which it grows.


Technical Information
Chemical components :
  • Carotenoids: bixin, methyl-bixin, norbixin, trans-bixin, beta-caroten, criptoxantin, luteín, zeaxantin;
  • Flavonóids: apigenin-7-bisulfate, cosmosiin, hipoaletin-8-bisulfate, luteolin-7-bisulfate and luteolin-7-0-b D-glucosíde, isoscutelarein;
  • Diterpens: farnesilaceton, geranil geraniol, geranil format, geranil octadeconoat, benzenoid, galic acid;
  • Acids saturated and unsaturaded, sugars, calcium, cellulose, iron, fosfolipidics, match, monoterpens, fixed oil, orelina, potassium, proteins, saponins, sesquiterpens, tannins, vitamins A, B2 and C.

    Physiochemical specifications
 AppearanceTransparent Oil
 ColorPale yellow
Density at 25°C0.880 to 0.907
Saponification index 185.00 to 210.00


Properties and Cosmetic Applications
Copaiba oil is the best known source of caryophyllene (nature’s potent defender against unwanted invaders that attack our skin) - great for treating a variety of skin conditions - including topical ulcers, eczema and psoriasis.
This product developed as moiturizing and anti-inflamatory agent.
It can be incorporated in shampoos, conditioning, corporal lotions, massage cream, among others.


Packaging and Storage
Storage:     Store in tightly closed container, away from sources of light or heat.
Shelf life:   24 months from manufacturing date.