NOW AT A LOWER PRICE!!
My associate in Angola decided to sell this Copal at a much lower price than he initially suggested.
The prices below reflect a discount of over 30% of what was previously posted.
Angola Copal is a clear,golden to black streaked colour,, translucent, semi-fossilized resin. It is extremely hard, fractures like flint or Obsidian, and has no scent until it is burned. It is collected sustainably from the ground where it fell aeons ago.
Derived from Copaifera demeusii and C. mapane trees, it makes a beautiful incense with a sweet, dry woody/citrus scent wrapped in a haze of soft Vanilla. It dissolves completely on the charcoal and has no charred afternote as some types of Frankincense and Myrrh.
Because of its hardness and clarity, it is an excellent material for making high-grade, durable lacquers and varnishes. It dissolves in pure alcohol and Turpentine.
It can be burned on its own or compounded with other aromatic materials in sticks, cones, pastilles or loose incense.
My partner in acquiring this and other Angolan aromatics is a Canadian Angolan who is dedicated to supporting impoverished rural Angolan communities. He travels to remote areas in the bush and pays the communities a fair price to sustainably collect their traditional aromatic and medicinal materials. He hopes to set up small cottage industries to add value to these natural resources and eventually establish a community based essential oil distillation plant to process aromatic materials and inject more revenue into the local economies.
Though this resin is only available in small quantities in the shop, wholesale inquiries are welcome. Contact me here through Etsy, or at firstname.lastname@example.org for a quote on discounted rates for kilograms or tons,