Copaiba Balsam (Copaiba Officinalis) Copaiba Balsam Properties: Strong Antiseptic, Antibacterial, Fungicidal and Germicidal Actions. It is a topical analgesic and anti-inflammatory. Copaiba Balsam is a highly recommended ingredient in products for acne, eczema, psoriasis and other skin conditions such as cuts and any type of wound care. The copaiba is a tall tree that is native to regions of South America, most notably the Amazonian Basin of Brazil. This 100% natural balsam is drawn from the trunks of the copaiba tree in a manner that does not harm the trees. It is then gently refined. Copaiba Balsam is typically yellow-brown in color, and it possesses a soft, pleasant, earthy aroma. Natives have used the balsam for generations to treat wounds, prevent tetanus and infection, and to heal acne, ecezema, psoriasis and other skin conditions even dandruff and other scalp conditions. Used in hair care it also helps to restore shine and lustre to the hair.