Copaiba Essential Oil Benefits And Recipes

An oil I just started learning about is Copaiba.

Have you tried it yet?

This oil is derived from the resin of the copaiba tree. That tree is found in South America and grows up to 100 ft tall!

(if you’re curious it is pronounced co-pie-EE-ba)

The oil is extracted from the tree similar to how you would derive syrup from a maple tree.

It has a very mild sweet aroma and mixes well with other essential oils.

It is heavier than most oils so a little goes a long way.

Copaiba essential oil benefits

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Copaiba Essential Oil Benefits

Here are just some of the benefits of Copaiba Essential Oil and keep scrolling for recipes you can use it in.

  1. Boosts the effectiveness of other essential oils
  2. Helps reduce the appearance of blisters, marks, scars, and pimples
  3. Soothes aching joints and loosens tense muscles (even for your dog)
  4. Helps ease headaches and migraines
  5. Improves your mood
  6. Helps with hormonal balance
  7. Fights infections
  8. Helps digestion
  9. Calms your nerves when you feel anxious
  10. Eases chest congestion
  11. Provides a boost to the immune system
  12. Reduces inflammation

While researching this oil I discovered it can even be beneficial for your dog, too.

Disclaimer: This post is for informational purposes only. I’m not a medical professional so please do your own research.

Where To Buy Your Copaiba Essential Oil

Not all oil brands are created equal so do your due diligence when deciding what brand to use.

The essential oil brands I’m currently using are Simply Earth (use code STACYRUSSELLFREE for a $45 rebate when you order their subscription box)and Plant Therapy.

Simply Earth Essential Oils Subscription Box

How to use copaiba essential oil. Recipes and benefits.

How To Use Copaiba Essential Oil

You can use Copaiba by itself or blend it with other oils.

Here are the main ways you can use it:

  1. Massage the oil directly into the affected area
  2. Diffuse in your favorite cool mist diffuser
  3. Add a few drops into your palm and inhale or put drops in an inhaler
  4. In a roller bottle with a carrier oil
  5. Apply to the soles of your feet
  6. In your bath

Note: I don’t recommend ingesting Copaiba Oil unless the bottle specifically states it can be used internally.

For example, some of the Doterra or Young Living oils have “food grade” on the label.

Lemongrass essential oil diffuser blends

Copaiba Essential Oil Recipes

Start out just with Copaiba on its own and then branch out to blend it with other oils. 

You’ll soon find some favorites and make up your own oil combinations.

Try some of these recipes I’ve collected and let me know which ones you like.

Get your oil supplies on Amazon or buy the Simply Earth Subscription box so you get the bonus box free oil accessories.

Note: If you use the code STACYRUSSELLFREE when you check out at Simply Earth you’ll get a $40 coupon to use on your 2nd order. Use it to buy Copaiba if it doesn’t come in the subscription.

Roller Bottle Recipes Using Copaiba

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Roller bottle blends are perfect to use for headaches and muscle soreness.

Make and take them anywhere!

The directions are simple and the supplies are inexpensive.

Simply add oils to a 10ml roller bottle (get them here) and top with fractionated coconut oil and apply liberally.

Be sure to buy a bottle opener tool when you buy your roller bottles (some sets come with the tool but double-check before you order) so you can reuse the bottles plus the tools make fun gifts for your friends who use oils.

1. Head Ache and Tension Relief

  • 10 Drops Peppermint Essential Oil
  • 20 Drops Lavender Essential Oil
  • 5 Drops Marjoram Essential Oil
  • 5 Drops Copaiba Essential Oil

2. Relieve Muscle Soreness

  • 10 Drops Lemongrass Essential Oil
  • 5 Drops Peppermint Essential Oil
  • 10 Drops Copaiba Essential Oil
  • 5 Drops Wintergreen Essential Oil

3. Pain Away Roll-On Blend 

by Natural Living Family

  • 5 Drops Copaiba Essential Oil
  • 3 Drops Marjoram Essential Oil
  • 3 Drops Basil Essential Oil
  • 3 Drops Frankincense Essential Oil

Copaiba Essential oil Roller Bottle Recipes

Get all these essential oils at Simply Earth or Amazon.

Massage Oil Recipe For Pain

Put the ingredients in a small bowl and mix them together. Apply with fingers to sore muscles.

Diffuser Recipes Using Copaiba Essential Oil

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Diffuser blends are fun to experiment with just add the recommended drops to your diffuser and enjoy the benefits.

If you don’t like the scent just start over. 

The diffuser pictured is one of my favorite diffusers since it’s portable and less than $20.

Diffusers make great gifts because you can’t have too many of them.

copaiba essential oil diffuser blend recipes

1. Calm The Kids 

  • 3 Drops Lime Essential Oil
  • 3 Drops Copaiba Essential Oil
  • 2 Drops Cedarwood Essential Oil

Copaiba Essential Oil Uses and Benefits. Diffuser Blend to calm kids

2. Relax Now 

  • 5 Drops Copaiba Essential Oil
  • 3 Drops Lavender Essential Oil

Essential oil diffuser blends with copaiba to help you relax

3. Uplifting Candy Hearts Diffuser Blend

This is a sweet and uplifting blend I discovered on

DIffuser blend with Copaiba Essential Oil that will uplift your spirits and smells so good!

Inhaler Recipes Using Copaiba

Add these oils to a blank inhaler (get them here) and inhale as needed.

1. Immune Boost

  • 7 Drops Copaiba Essential Oil
  • 5 Drops Grapefruit Essential Oil
  • 3 Drops Coffee Essential Oil

2. PMS/Cramps Blend

  • 4 Drops Clary Sage Essential Oil
  • 4 Drops Frankincense Essential Oil
  • 3 Drops Cedarwood Atlas Essential Oil
  • 2 Drops Copaiba Essential Oil
  • 2 Drops Palmarosa Essential OilClick here for more inhaler recipes

Bottom Line

Copaiba Essential Oil looks like a promising oil to help with a wide variety of health issues. As with all essential oils, you should test the oil and see what works for you.

Let me know what you think of Copaiba!

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Reader Comments

  1. Erika says:

    You’ve just introduced me to something new and I’m so excited to learn more.

    1. Stacy Russell says:

      I know I was excited to learn about this oil, too. Especially since it is in the new Simply Earth Subscription Box I just reviewed.
      You can read about it here.

  2. We love Copaiba in our house (thank you for the pronunciation tip on it — I’ve been saying it wrong!) 🙂 We use it for bedtime a lot. I love some of the ideas you shared about how to use it for muscle tension and headaches. Great tips! Thanks so much for posting!

    1. Stacy Russell says:

      Amanda, I wasn’t pronouncing it right either until I looked it up for this article. I’m glad I have this oil now. So many uses for it that I may have to update this post again in the future.

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