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What is Copaiba Oil

Copaiba Oil is the resin directly tapped from Copaifera trees, called copaifera officinalis, copaifera langsdorffii, copaifera paupera and 40 other related copaifera species.

Copaiba resin may be consumed both fresh and naturally solid resin. When fresh, copaiba is a clear and light yellow to yellow-green liquid, often slightly resinous-sweet with a slightly silky texture. After one to three days, the resin mesh solidifies and the taste becomes less resin-smell.

The pure Copaiba is a traditional medicine by the Amazon Indians in Brasil, Peru, Venezuela, Guiana and Suriname and as well in parts of south america.

Harvest: The Original is Wild

Copaiba Resin is collected the whole year but in the rainy season the sap moves more intensively. Copaiba Resin collection is done by drilling carefully a hole into the copaifera trunk and leading the resin into a container via some drip gutter: a tube or simply a thin hose: the resin will flow along it because of the earth’s gravity.

Copaiba Oil has to be collected in early morning before any Full Moon have appeared, as in late day times it becomes a high water content. The best and most sustainable collection period is once a month, from 7:30 to 9:00h. By accurate and sustainable Tapping a tree does not harm the health of the tree. If the tap hole is not well plugged with a round tight-fitting dowel, there is a possibility that the resin continues to flow, causing not only a loss of nutriment but also a risk of infection and fungal attack and the tree can bleed. This is best mitigated by the addition of tar or a loam, charcoal mixture.


The fresh Copaiba Resin is a pure powerhouse and contains 28 Diterpenes, 72 Sesquiterpenes and about 50% Terpenes, β-Caryophyllene, as well as Viridiflorol (known from salvia), Kaurenoic acid, Copalic acid, Hardwickiic acid, Copaiferolic acid, Cativic acid and Copaifera acid, antioxidants and small amounts of caryophyllene oxide.

Exact Composition


INCI: Copaifera officinalis Resin
composition | Bioactives
40 – 56.0%
~ ppm 480.000
caryophyllene oxide
additional, volatile
(Caurane (Kaurenoic acid)
Diterpene (Caurane (Kaurenoic acid), Clerodane, Caurane, Clorechinic)
55 – 65% oleoresinous
< 18% volatile oil connections
Trunk-drilling, dripping
tree resin, vegetable
traditional uses
therap. Oil, Massage-Oil
fixative for perfume oils
Pharmacy, medication, naturopathy
natural cosmetics, conv. Cosmetics
Eczema, inflammation, parasites
trans-fatty acids
<0.1 g/100g
50-80 g I2/100g
acid value
<5.0 mg KOH/g
Peroxide value
<10.0 meq O2/kg
saponification value
140-180 mg KOH/g
Store in a cool, dry place and away from light
shelf life
unopened 12 months
storage temperature
< 5°C
techn. purity
EG-Bio conf.
BDIH conf.
COSMOS conf.
NaTrue conf.
✗ pesticides 0,00 mg/kg
✗ herbicides 0,00 mg/kg
✗ insecticides 0,00 mg/kg
Glycerine 0,00 mg/kg
max. 10’000 kbe/g
bacteria <2.300 kbe/g
yeasts & fungi <900 kbe/g
* available bulk packs: 10kg, 50kg, 190kg

Traditional and medicinal uses

Folk uses vary from medicinal use, vital nutrition (energ) and cosmetic applications for skin, hair and skin problems.

Region Trad. Uses
Amazônia for coughs, excessive mucous, flu, gonorrhea, incontinence, inflammation, psoriasis, skin sores, syphilis, urinary tract disorders, wounds, and as a diuretic and disinfectant
Brazil for bacterial infections, bladder infections, bronchitis, cancer, cough, cystitis, dandruff, dermatitis, dermatosis, diarrhea, dysentery, flu, gastric disorders, gonorrhea, hypertension, incontinence, inflammation, intestinal parasites, kidney inflammation, lung disorders, pain, pneumonia, psoriasis, respiratory problems, sinusitis, skin disorders, skin ulcers, sore throat, stomach ulcers, syphilis, tetanus, tumors, urinary infections, urinary inflammation, vaginal discharge, wounds, and as an antiseptic
Peru for bronchitis, excessive mucous, diuretic, edema, gonorrhea, hemorrhages, herpes, incontinence, inflammation, intestinal gas, insect bites, leishmaniasis, muscle pain, pleurisy, syphilis, tetanus, tuberculosis, ulcers, urinary infections, vaginal discharge, venereal disease, wounds
North-America as an antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, disinfectant, diuretic, expectorant, laxative, stimulant
Europe for bladder irritation, bronchitis, chilblains, constipation, cystitis, diarrhea, excessive mucous (bladder, vagina, respiratory tract), edema, gonorrhea, hemorrhoids, intestinal gas, itch, stimulant, urinary inflammation, vaginal discharge, venereal diseases, and as an antiseptic and diuretic
Japan Support for cancer therapies, immune regulation, influenza infections, quinsies

Commercial Copaiba and essential Oil products

Copaiba Oil may be consumed both fresh and as essential Oil. The difference is that purest Copaiba Oil is mostly collected from wild Prime-Trees and the Oil for the distillation of Essential Copaiba Oil comes more and more frequently of big monocultures from the state of Pará, Brazil. It is to be noted that the cultivation is completely unnecessary:

The wild Population of Copeifera is widespread and the region of the deep Amazon is supporting hundreds of trees on few square kilometres. Through the intensive cultivation of Copaiba Trees valuable tropical forests will fall victim and the biological capacity of wild stocks are extremely jeopardised. But the implacability and insatiable lust of any “Producer” or “world-wide player” of the essential Copaiba Oil does not know the keyword “sustainability” and, if, then only for marketing and Prestige. At least in our environment (Amazonas) we never have heard or seen any of the “big players” and that´s is a fact. The most of large customers keep the prices down without any understanding how difficult it is to operate autonomously over many hours in the deep of the Amazon Rainforest.

The Solution

Therefore, we unite under the roof of the Amanaci Holding Limited only forest farmers and indigenous communities such as the wai-wai to collect only the pure Copaiba Oil from wild Prime-Trees. By doing so, we enable small Communities far from the civilation a fair monthly income. This will enable us to protect the interests of our communities fleets while at the same time strengthen the Amazon Rainforest commitment, because in that way the Forest takes an important economic value.

An Example Case

The wood industry pay 20 – 25$ for a trunk of copeifera and logically only one times. But with the harvesting of Copaiba Oil a collectors can have a regular income monthly. In this way we produce exceptionally finest Copaiba Oil as supported by the natives and protect at the same time the last remaining untouched forests in the deep of the Amazon.

At the same time, you will receive a really fresh Copaiba Oil which already contains all of its bio active substances as used by the Natives. Not for nothing did the Nature has create this resin with a wealth of valuable ingredients. The essential Oil is standardized to the highest possible content of Caryophyllene but this Sesquiterpene is only one of 72 Sesquiterpenes. Much of the other ingredients evaporate due to the extreme heat (over 42 degrees celsius). For this purpose, only the pure and wild Copaiba Oil contents the full spectrum of ingredients and do exactly for what it is known.

In regards to the positive properties, extreme sustainability, high security and uncompromising profitability for farmers and indigenous communities – the people should be better to trust in the ancient knowledge of the indigenous people and not on false marketing promises of any profit-driven groups.

Irrespective of whether you are a private person, distributor or manufacturer, you can decide whether you want to use the commercial Copaiba or the wild Copaiba Oil to protect the Amazon Forest

With the copaiba oil from Amanaci you are also helping us to protect the forest. With our profit we cover the costs of our own reforestation project and buying of cleared forestland, that we log and replant at permaculture. Concurrently we cultivate the indigenous Melipona-Bee to help the flora and the fauna of this area.

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