Black Copal Guatemala-Copal Negro-Bursera heteresthes-Fresh & Fragrant-For Incense-Perfume-Skincare-Moustache Waxes-Limited Supply

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Black Copal-Bursera heteresthes-Guatemala.

As I have mentioned elsewhere, the name “Copal” is generic and applied across the board to all aromatic resins used for incense in central and south America. This also means that each region has its own resins that are called Copal and one comes across a wide variety of resins from different trees …

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Black Copal-Bursera heteresthes-Guatemala.

As I have mentioned elsewhere, the name “Copal” is generic and applied across the board to all aromatic resins used for incense in central and south America. This also means that each region has its own resins that are called Copal and one comes across a wide variety of resins from different trees that are called Copal, White Copal and Black Copal.

The resin of Bursera heteresthes is difficult to source and generally not available on the international market. This is a fresh and very aromatic resin. Black Copal Guatemala opens to the nose with beautiful soft sweet notes that lead into hints of exotic fruit, soft citrus notes and gentle wafts of mint and camphor.
It is a lovely resin on the incense heater and coal where the citrus notes are more noticeable and quite uplifting.

Like most other tree resins, Guatemala Black Copal has an affinity with the skin and since it is a pure resin it will dissolve easily in warm oils and waxes for the preparation of therapeutic and cosmetic products serums, medicated oils, balms, cremes and salves. It can also make an elegant base for male grooming products such as Beard oils, balms and Moustache waxes.

I am told this resin is collected from the tree without harming the tree. However, with the growing populatity of sustainably harvested wild products, suppliers may tell you what they think you want to know to make a sale. I need to research the collection methods further before I can ascertain this resin’s true level of sustainability.

If used in skincare, cosmetics or therapeutic products, the resin can be dissolved in a warm carrier oil in a water-bath. Once it has given itself to the oil, the infusion can be sedimented and filtered to provide a healing aromatic base for cremes, salves, lotions, ointments and medicated oils. This resin can be dissolved in warm liquid waxes to create solid perfumes.

Black Copal Guatemala dissolves in alcohol and can be used to impregnate incense papers. The paper is first dipped in a solution of Salpeter and water, left to dry completely, then impregnated with a solution of resin and alcohol. When dry, the paper will burn evenly through due to the Salpeter and it will release the scent of the Copal as it burns. Recipes for incense papers can be found online. Many different resins and aromatic materials can be incorporated in incense papers.

Dan

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Black Copal, Bursera heteresthes, Copal negro

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  1. Percy Olson

    Percy Olson

    This is my 3rd purchase of resin, the first from this seller. I have not burned any yet, but everything is already so fragrant compared to the others. I wish my first two purchases were from Dan. I now understand people's love for opal. It's such a great, fresh scent. I don't even know what I received in the past.

    I was curious how the resins weighed out. Everything I ordered was heavy. Dan has a "generous pour." This was a big purchase for me. I am delighted I went with Apothecary Garden. I can't wait to try them all.

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  2. Danial McKenzie

    Danial McKenzie

    Arrived quickly and smells amazing – thank you!

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  3. Owen Sauer

    Owen Sauer

    Have purchased from this company before. Quality and diverse item options

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  4. Sherman Schmidt

    Sherman Schmidt

    Another classic from AG for me! This resin smells lemony but rich at the same time. The fragrances are quite strong actually, which is great! It also burns like butter on an electric heater. Very nice!

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  5. Mireille Stamm

    Mireille Stamm

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  6. Marisa Buckridge

    Marisa Buckridge

    Wow! This is great resin. Fresh and fragrant.

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  7. Zoila Lindgren

    Zoila Lindgren

    So this is a very nice batch of black copal. there are white speckles in it. and the fragrance offered when heated in a cup is different than when smoked on a coal. both are very beckoning. A little goes a long way in a cup on a tealight burner. When a lower flame is used, it liquifies slowly and does not burn. It bubbles when a bit more heat is applied. Either way, I dont overheat it because once removed from heat source, it cools and i can use the same cup again. Thanks Dan.

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  8. Rosanna Aufderhar

    Rosanna Aufderhar

    Incredible quality! The item matched the description and was packaged beautifully. I highly recommend this shop and will buy my quality resins here from now on!

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  9. Marisa Buckridge

    Marisa Buckridge

    Wonderfully fresh and fragrant. Description of resin is right on!

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  10. Clarabelle Oberbrunner

    Clarabelle Oberbrunner

    Fantastic! Soft, sticky and fragrant. In scent, it resembles most closely the black hojari (also available in this shop), but it is far mintier/mentholic in aroma. Absolutely gorgeous on the heater. Dan, please distill this if you haven't already!! I would buy a gallon if I could ūü§£ Another rarity sourced by the best shop/seller for natural aromatic materials, hands down!

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