Copaiba oleoresin is extracted from the trunk of different species of this genus (Copaifera sp.). Its greatest market potential is in the pharmaceutical industry, given its healing, anti-inflammatory and anti-tumor properties (Veiga Jr. et al., 1997; Maciel et al., 2002; Veiga Jr. & Pinto, 2002). Studies show that its potential use as an analgesic is associated with its levels of DHA docosahexaenoic acid. (Fiorenzani, Paolo, 2014). The cosmetics industry uses it as a component of several formulas for anti-dandruff shampoos and hair lotions with 2-7% of oil; for creams, soaps, bath foams and body lotions, with 1-5% of the oil; and in perfume fixatives. In dentistry, it is applied in the composition of cements for root canal treatment and in the prevention and combat of caries and gingivitis. It is also used as an additive in the manufacture of varnishes and paints and in the manufacture of synthetic rubber.


AROMATHERAPY: In Aromatherapy, copaiba oleoresin stimulates mental and spiritual clarity, a connection with the universe and with the self and brings emotional balance. Its use in diffusers is a great option to support a deep and restful sleep.

CIRCULATORY SYSTEM – Copaiba oil helps to lubricate and unblock the arteries and veins, promoting adequate blood circulation and, in general, better oxygenation; it regenerates the vessels, therefore it is preventive and effective in cases of varicose veins, strokes and heart attacks and is ideal for the balance of cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Laboratory research by neuroscientist Wallace Leal from the Federal University of Pará shows that it helps with the treatment of stroke patients.

STRUCTURAL SYSTEM – Strengthens bones, preventing osteoporosis. Because of its great powers to fight inflammation and chronic pain, it is ideal for keeping the body’s joints in excellent condition. It also helps in eliminating muscle pain in the spine, joints, osteoarthritis, and arthritis.

HEMORRHOID – with 20 to 30 drops of copaiba oil and a few of sangre de grado, it is possible to perform sitz baths to prevent and relieve inflammation caused by hemorrhoid, cystitis, and even vaginal infections.

IMMUNOLOGICAL SYSTEM – It is a powerful natural antibiotic. It prevents and eliminates inflammation and disease and strengthens the body’s defense systems.

RESPIRATORY SYSTEM – As an antiseptic, inhaled through the airways, it is an excellent expectorant and can help in the treatment of bronchitis, pneumonia, asthma, cough, sinusitis, rhinitis, tonsillitis, colds, and sore throat, because it disconnects the pulmonary alveoli from the blood vessels.

URINARY SYSTEM – Promotes antiseptic cleaning of the ureter and prevents cystitis (chronic inflammation of the bladder) or acute urinary incontinence, helps prevent infections and stones in general and prevents mucus in the bladder.


NAME OF PRODUCT: Copaiba Oleoresin

INCI: Copaifera officinalis oil


PRODUCT CODE: G001 – 5 L / G002 – 10 L


CAS NUMBER 8001-61-4 / 9000-12-8

EINCS NUMBER 232-288-0 / 232-526-3


NCM/SH: 15152990

PACK SIZE: 5 L ou 10 L

SECONDARY PACKAGING: cardboard box with 2 x 5L or 1 x 10 L

STORAGE: keep the container tightly closed, stored in a cool and ventilated place, protected from light. The bottles are only a refill, and the transfer to amber glass packaging is recommended.

EXPIRY DATE: under normal storage conditions, 24 months after manufacture.

Appearance liquid with variable viscosity
Color light yellow to light golden brown
Odor strong smell (resin/wood)
Density g/ml 0,87 – 0,91
Refractive index (40º C) 1,4959
Acid value mg de KOH/g 1,970
Solubility in water insoluble in water


Copaiba belongs to the Leguminosae family, subfamily Caesalpiniaceae (Cronquist, 1981). The genus Copaifera L. has a diversified geographical distribution in the world; of the 50 species of this genus in the world, nine can be found in the Brazilian Amazon: Copaifera duckei, C. glycycarpa, C. guyanensis, C. martii, C. multijuga, C. paupera, C. piresii, C. pubiflora and C. reticulata (Martins-da-Silva et al., 2008). They occupy many different Amazonian habitats, from upland forests to the flooded margins of water courses, occurring both in clay soils and in sandy soils (Pio Corrêa, 1932). They can reach from 25 to 40 meters in height and up to 2 meters in diameter. The production of oleoresin is highly variable.

The copaiba tree grows slowly and has an aromatic trunk bark and branches, dense foliage, small flowers, and dried fruits, which resemble pods. Flowering can occur from once a year to every four years, and the flowering season varies according to the species, the region, and the climate. Copaifera multijuga: flowering happens from January to April; Copaifera officinalis and Copaifera pubiflora: in September; Copaifera reticulata: from January to March; Copaifera langsdorffii: flowering happens from December to February. Its flowers are small, white, and bloom in clusters. Bees and wasps are its main pollinators.

FRUIT AND DISPERSION: Like with its flowering, copaiba’s fruiting takes place accordingly with the species, the region, and the climate. Copaifera multijuga and Copaifera reticulata bear fruit from March to August; Copaifera officinalis and Copaifera pubiflora, from November to March; Copaifera langsdorffii: from March to October. The fruits are small, hard, and brown in color. When ripe, they open, exposing one to two seeds of 1 cm each, black in color. The dispersion of the seeds can occur naturally by falling off the ripe fruits or by animals that feed on the seeds. Parrots, macaws, toucans, jacu, curica and nambu, cotia, monkeys, capuchin monkeys, wild pigs, quatipuru, peccary, armadillos, and deer, when feeding on the fruits, leave remains of seeds that end up germinating. (SHANLEY, P. et. Al)


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