1. Antibacterial Activity
When applied to isolated cultures of Listeria monocytogenes, Staphylococcus aureus, and Escherichia coli, copaiba essential oil was observed to significantly reduce bacteria growth for all three cultures.
2. Anti-Inflammatory Properties
Over the past few decades, several studies have evaluated copaiba resin and copaiba essential oil for its anti-inflammatory properties. In animal models, copaiba essential oil been shown to reduce inflammation.
3. Promotes Wound Healing
In a clinical study, copaiba essential oil was noted to help heal skin damage caused by insect bites.
4. Improve Acne
In a 2012 study, a 1% copaiba essential oil preparation was found to successfully improve mild to moderate acne.
5. Psoriasis Relief
Results of a clinical study indicate patients treated with copaiba essential oil saw significant improvements to skin thickness and 'scaly' texture, common symptoms of psoriasis
6. Eliminates Scars
Not only does it protect the skin and physically change it, copaiba essential oil also heals the skin and infuses the body with powerful nutrients and organic compounds that can eliminate the appearance of blisters, marks, and pimples. In fact, copaiba essential oil is often topically applied to scars in order to speed their healing and reduce their visibility.
7. Relieves Congestion
In an aromatherapy context, copaiba essential oil is often turned to by people suffering from some sort of congestive problem or respiratory issue. When inhaled, the soothing nature of the copaiba essential oil, which is famed as an anti-inflammatory substance, can ease any discomfort and loosen the tensed muscles and glands that might be causing the irritation.
8. Reduces Pain
This seems to be something that everyone looks for, but only a few people find. Copaiba essential oil is a wonderful analgesic and has been used in this capacity for generations. Whether in an aromatherapeutic context or when topically applied, the oil can help to reduce pain and loosen muscles and even ease the discomfort of headaches and migraines.
9. Eliminates Infection
The strong antibacterial nature of copaiba essential oil can act as a major booster for your immune system. It can act as a shield for your skin, protecting any wounds from developing an infection. It also protects you internally by eliminating harmful bacteria and microorganisms that may be negatively affecting you from inside.
10. Improves Mood
As an element in aromatherapy, copaiba essential oil has often been used to lighten the spirits and improve mood. There aren’t many essential oils that have such a sweet, pleasant smell of rich honey, but the combination of the scent and its gentle effects on your hormonal balance can significantly improve your day.