Copaiba essential oil is the product of distilling the gum resin tapped from the Brazilian Copaifera reticulata tree, native to the Amazon region of the country.
The copaiba tree grows between 15–30 meters high and produces tiny white flowers and small nut-like fruit, neither of which are used in the production of the essential oil. Copaiba has been used for various purposes in areas where it grows natively since at least the 16th century.
Use your Copaiba essential oil in your skincare regime – find a recipe for DIY skin tightening mask below.
Brighten your day—and your face—with a Copaiba-infused DIY skin-tightening mask!
Here’s how to make it:
- 1 egg white
- 1 tsp. honey
- ½ tsp. lemon juice
- 2 drops Copaiba essential oil
Mix all ingredients together, and then use a brush to spread on your face. Once it dries completely, rinse off with cold water. Copaiba reduces the appearance of blemishes to make your skin glow, while honey, egg white, and lemon juice tighten and brighten skin.