Copaiba Balsam

Scientific Name:  Copaifera officinalis

Country of Origin:  Brazil

Synonyms:  Copahu balsam, Copaiba, Copaiva, Jesuit's Balsam, Maracaibo Balsam, Para Balsam

Plant family:  Fabaceae(Leguminosae)

Plant Parts Used: Resin

Extraction Method:  Essential oil is collected by dry distillation from the crude balsam.

Physical Characteristics:  Viscous, yellowy-brown or greenish grey liquid

Aroma:  The crude balsam has a mild and woody slightly spicy odor, where the oil has a mild sweet, balsamic-peppery odour.

Main Note:  Base Note

Main Constituents: 90% caryophyllene

Blends With: Cananga, ylang ylang, vanilla, jasmine, violet and other florals.

Cautions: Relatively non-toxic, non-irritant, possible sensitization.  Large doses cause vomiting and diarrhea.

ATTENTION: Alypsis Inc products are for external use only unless otherwise indicated. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, and it should not be used by anyone who is pregnant or under the care of a medical practitioner.

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