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Copal blanco or Mexican copal is a traditional Meso-American incense, a sacred offering from the tree referred to in the Náhuatl language as 'Copalquahuitl'. This incredibly powerful ceremonial tool is most often connected with Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebrations whereby its smoke represents a bond of union, of communication between earth + the divine plane, helping the prayers of the living reach the intended within the Spirit realm.
Scent - fresh citrus/pine, ethereal, earthy undertones
Application - incense, perfumery,
Source - Mexico. Fair-trade.
Correspondence - Jupiter/Sun
The enchanting aroma of this material when burnt is immediately relaxing to the body, full of Jupiterian qualities bringing optimism, balance + light to the heart.
At the point of origin, this beautiful material has the appearance of a chalky but slightly rubbery mass as it slowly flows down the tree to the ground from shallow incisions in the bark, consistently harvested between the months of June - August where it is collected with a spatula on Agave leaves before being dried for over a month.
Ordered portions will contain a variation of different sized pieces including very small pebbles.
Information offered here is for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose or treat medical conditions. As always, we advise you to do your own research + apply your own judgment concerning the safety and usage of any herbs or plant extracts.
HOW TO BURN
Resins will not burn on their own, they will require heat from either an oil burner or charcoal disk.
▵ using an oil burner releases much more of the true aroma of the resin than charcoal disks and also creates far less smoke. Place a piece of foil in the well of your oil burner and lay a small piece of resin on top; this prevents lots of mess and cleaning after use. Electric oil burners also work well.
▿ Never leave an oil burner un-attended. Keep out of reach of children.
▵ Fill your charcoal burner 3/4 full with sand or rocks to absorb some of the heat. Then place your burner on a heat resistant surface. Using tongs to hold the charcoal tablet, light it following the instructions provided with your charcoal. Place the hot charcoal onto the bed of sand inside your charcoal burner and allow the charcoal 5-15 minutes to fully come to temperature, indicated by a layer of ash forming on the tablet before carefully adding the desired quantity of resin to the top of the hot disk.
▿ Never leave a charcoal burner un-attended. Keep out of reach of children.