Copal unites the energizing force of the sun with the grounding, transmutive properties of earth. A powerful yet gentle healer and cleanser, Copal draws out and transmutes negative energy of all kinds on all levels. Copal aids in physical self-healing, emotional healing of depression, and environmental clearing.
Copal resin is a natural tree resin derived from the copal tree, predominantly found in the tropical regions of Central and South America. It’s traditionally harvested by making incisions into the tree’s bark, causing a thick, sticky sap to ooze out, which then hardens upon exposure to air to form the resin. Copal resin can vary in color from clear to yellow or orange. It has a light, citrusy aroma and is often used in incense, perfumery, and spiritual rituals. When burned, it releases a fragrant, cleansing smoke that’s believed to purify the energy of spaces.