THERAPEUTIC PROPERTIES: antiseptic, astringent, diuretic, expectorant, sedative to the nerves
AFFINITY FOR: skin, circulation, respiratory system, vascular system, liver meridian
RESONANCE: physical, emotional
PLANT FAMILY: Fabaceae
PART UTILIZED: resin
EXTRACTION METHOD: steam distilled
APPLICATION: Copaiba Balsam can be applied anywhere on the body. The aroma of balsam, applied lightly, makes a wonderful perfume.
AROMATIC CONSIDERATIONS: Copaiba Balsam is referred to as nature’s air freshener. This is because of balsam’s remarkable ability to absorb odors.
EMOTIONAL - SPIRITUAL - MENTAL ASPECTS: Copaiba Balsam helps one to be more resilient and stronger emotionally, especially when experiencing strain and disharmony in one’s family or in other close relationships. The aroma of balsam seems to fill the room with feelings of friendship and neighborliness. This oil is very supportive of relationships.
PHYSICAL ASPECTS: Traditionally used for skin problems such as chapped skin, rashes, sensitive skin, poor circulation, and eczema. Balsam adds a woodsy, Vanilla-like scent to blends. These blends make pleasant hand lotions and skin care products. Has been used for years as an expectorant for bronchitis, coughs, and colds. Increases circulation without being a general stimulant. Effective for venous congestion, hemorrhoids, and varicose veins.
CAUTIONS: Copaiba Balsam makes the skin mildly phototoxic where it has been applied. It is best to avoid sunlight on the treated areas of skin if you are applying this oil regularly.
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