Other names: Protium
Uses: Clarity, alertness, clear mind, balance
Associations: Jupiter, Air
Aroma: This very aromatic resin is spicey copal, rich, intoxicating and uplifting. It is physically stimulating. A wonderful aroma.
Form: Resin pieces
Copal is sacred to the indigenous cultures of the Central and South Americas. It is burned year round in the churches in Mexico, but is best known for its use in the homes during Day of the Dead. It is said that the familiar scent of Copal helps the souls find their way back during their annual visit home.
The various Copal resins of Mexico and the Americas are related to the Copals of Africa and the Damars of India and Indonesia. The American Copals generally have a sweeter aroma and are more complex.
This high quality Copal from Peru is comparable to the High Quality Copal Blanco, with a bit of Copal Negro.