The resin from Copaiba balsam has historically been used by tribal medicine men in Brazil to treat chronic cystitis, bronchitis, hemorrhoids, diarrhea, coughs and colds, intestinal problems and wound healing. The high level of caryophyllene found in Copaiba Balsam essential oil suggests a host of aroma-therapeutic applications. As with most essential oil distilled from resin the primary aroma-therapeutic benefits seem to be that of a respiratory decongestant nature. Therapeutically, this essential oil is best known by aromatherapy professionals for making a chest rub during winter months, adding to a steam bath or by steam inhalation for coughs and colds.
In perfumery Copaiba balsam is an excellent and inexpensive solution as a base note fixative for natural perfume and can also be added to essential oil blends for scenting candles and soap. The creamy sweet balsamic notes bind beautifully with other oils, particularly in masculine blend combinations containing Sandalwood, Vanilla, or Frankincense.
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