Copal- Pom-Protium Copal. For incense Perfume & Medicine. Guatemala-Fresh-Fragrant and Sticky

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Fresh Copal resin. A traditional Central American resin used for incense, perfume and medicine. Fresh, Fragrant and Sticky

Called Pom locally, Protium Copal is an important ceremonial incense ingredient and folk medicine of Meso Central American cultures.
It is used to treat a wide variety of skin problems and dissolves easily in vegetable oils for the …

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Fresh Copal resin. A traditional Central American resin used for incense, perfume and medicine. Fresh, Fragrant and Sticky

Called Pom locally, Protium Copal is an important ceremonial incense ingredient and folk medicine of Meso Central American cultures.
It is used to treat a wide variety of skin problems and dissolves easily in vegetable oils for the preparation of a fragrant medicated oil salve or creme.

It is scraped off the trees and wrapped in leaves to form packages of about a pound, (1/2 Kilo), each. See photos above.

You will find bits of bark and leaves mixed in with this soft fragrant material which will separate easily through a filter once an oil or tincture is made.

To prepare a traditional salve or medicated oil from Protium Copal resin please follow my directions here- https://apothecarysgarden.com/2014/07/30/how-to-make-a-whole-extract-of-frankincense-and-other-oleoresins/

It will dissolve easily in warm oils. The best way to do this is in a water bath, double boiler, also called a Bain Marie. Do not heat resins directly on a flame or element. Not only can they char, but they are extremely flammable. Always use a water bath when heating resins.

The fragrance of Protium Copal is quite unique. It has a fresh green, fruity/citrus aroma layered with amber on top of an unusual funky musky base note.

It is more similar to Madagascar Elemi than any other resin I have smelled and is indeed a relative. Both Elemi, Protium Copal, Frankincense and Myrrh belong to the Burseraceae family also known as the incense tree family.

In some cultures, Protium Copal is used to bind other aromatics such as Cedar leaves and aromatics woods, fragrant herbs and resins. These are formed into balls and given as offerings on the hot coals of the fire. These aromatic balls are also sometimes called “Pom”.

It makes a sweet, energetically cleansing and uplifting incense.

As with all fresh and sticky resins we sell, I suggest placing the package of resin in the fridge or freezer for a half-hour before attempting to remove the resin from the plastic wrapper. It will then separate easily and allow you to collect every little precious bit of resin.

Here is a link to a wonderful article about Protium Copal in Belize.-https://www.belize.com/copal

Dan

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Copal, Pom, Protium Copal

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  1. Candida Blick

    Candida Blick

    Awesome product supplied with heart and ethics

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  3. Araceli Reinger

    Araceli Reinger

    Absolutely divine, this is one of my favourite resins.

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    Malika Reilly

    I am done with shopping for Christmas presents for me. This is my gift as is everything I buy from this shop.

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    Asia Balistreri

    Wonderful stuff. Thank you so much!

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  6. Norene Dickens

    Norene Dickens

    Smells like pencil shavings and damp grass! This is very clean smelling, very fresh. Beautiful!

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  7. Javonte Corkery

    Javonte Corkery

    Incredible smell, i was able to smell it as soon as I opened the shipping packaging. I am so thankful for this seller, they’re passion and the wonderful products they have.

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  8. Dasia Schowalter

    Dasia Schowalter

    Beautiful resin! I’m in love with all the products offered in this shop!

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  9. Jannie Sporer

    Jannie Sporer

    Thanks. Very unique fresh aroma. Great shipping and packaging. I'm a big of this shop!

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  10. Else Wyman

    Else Wyman

    Arrived fast no delays and well packaged ♡

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  11. Marisa Buckridge

    Marisa Buckridge

    This is fresh and fragrant.

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  12. Clarabelle Oberbrunner

    Clarabelle Oberbrunner

    Gorgeous! So fresh and fragrant. This is a very rare and hard-to-find resin, so I was extremely excited to see it stocked in this shop. It has a very unique and pleasant aroma. This is the best shop on Etsy for natural resins, hands down! The quality and selection are unmatched.

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  13. Ressie Gaylord

    Ressie Gaylord

    My favorite type of copal. Something about Pom is just so much better than the white copal. It has a more natural scent, I guess. Arrived in a beautiful sticky ball. Love!

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  14. Joannie Upton

    Joannie Upton

    Exquisite quality, this entire order. I can't say enough about how wonderful everything smelled and the positive energy that surrounded it all. I can feel how passionate this shop is about their craft. I will definitely be buying again.

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    Yazmin Miller

    Absolutely fantastic product! Item is exactly as described, fast shipping, and packaged for international shipping. I highly recommend this business and will absolutely be making future purchases. 5/5

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  16. Ludwig Kuphal

    Ludwig Kuphal

    This is high quality, very fresh, and smells great. It definitely met my expectations.

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  17. Mollie DuBuque

    Mollie DuBuque

    Thank you! Great quality product.

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  18. Jackie Williamson

    Jackie Williamson

    Incredible quality, very raw and fresh!

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  19. Anabelle Deckow

    Anabelle Deckow

    Beautifully fresh sticky POM is envigorsting! Thanks!

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  21. Audrey Ziemann

    Audrey Ziemann

    So fresh and sticky! My Opinel knife is not in love but this is a staple for me… Grounding and soothing, mild yet deep.

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  23. Emery Ankunding

    Emery Ankunding

    Wonderful protium copal- thank you so much for this beautiful resin.

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  26. Bella Lesch

    Bella Lesch

    I'm pleased with it's lovely, musky smell.

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  27. Loma Bailey

    Loma Bailey

    Absolutely unreal and fresh. I could smell it through multiple layers of packaging and it now fills my room. Couldn't be happier!

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  28. Fritz Ziemann

    Fritz Ziemann

    Green scent. Funky Fresh. Unique scent for sure! People who want to try different scents will appreciate this!

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  29. Dorothy Lowe

    Dorothy Lowe

    What a singular aroma! Delightful. Arrived swiftly.

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