initiation. clearing. harmonising.
A deeply sacred resin to the indigenous cultures of the Central and South Americas, black copal sustainably sourced from the forests of Peru is believed to be a heavenly, sacred extract embodying the presence of the divine.
Scent - complex, dark, musky, earthy sweet, floral-balsamic
Application - incense, perfumery
Source - Peru
Correspondence - Jupiter
Black copal is traditionally burnt when seeking divine favour, for purification within the home or as a method of divination whereby Shamans would interpret the smoke. Known also to connect us to deeper levels of our inner spirit, black copal may be used to enhance consecration or rites of initiation, banishings or added to other herbs within incense blends to amplify their energies.
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.
Peruvian Black Copal Resin
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. Alternatively, pour a small amount of light vegetable oil such as olive or sunflower into the well of your oil burner (depending on the size of your burner, keep the oil under halfway up the well) and place the resin in the oil
▿ 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.