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Copaiba Balsam Resin is extracted from trees growing in the wild. They are found mainly in the South American rain forests, particularly in Brazil, Columbia, Peru and Venezuela. The resin is harvested by tapping or drilling holes into the trunk of the tree, much like how rubber trees are tapped. Although this resin is often referred to as balsam, it is not a true balsam. Copaiba Balsam Oil has been used historically as a fixative in perfumes and colognes.
Botanical Name: Copaifera spp
Plant Part: Crude Resin
Extraction Method: Extracted directly from the tree
Description / Color / Consistency: Pale yellow to yellow clear liquid, light in consistency. As the oil ages, especially when exposed to air, the color darkens, brownish at times and slight turbidity may be observed.
Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma: A soft woody base note with a slight hint of sweetness to it.
Cautions: Dilute before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.