Mexican Copal-Hymenaea Courbaril-Mexico-For incense and Art-Sustainable harvest

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Mexican Copal. Sustainable harvest- From southern Mexico. Hymenaea Courbaril.

Mexican Copal creates a sweet, soft and thick cleansing smoke on the coal. it makes a wonderful incense on its own or blended with other aromatics.

Collected from the ground beneath ancient groves of Hymenea courbaril trees along riverbanks in southern Mexico.

This is fallen resin that has …

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Mexican Copal. Sustainable harvest- From southern Mexico. Hymenaea Courbaril.

Mexican Copal creates a sweet, soft and thick cleansing smoke on the coal. it makes a wonderful incense on its own or blended with other aromatics.

Collected from the ground beneath ancient groves of Hymenea courbaril trees along riverbanks in southern Mexico.

This is fallen resin that has accumulated for thousands of years under the trees. No trees were tapped or harmed in any way to yield this product.

With a gorgeous golden colour dusted with a white bloom, this resin breaks like obsidian or glass to reveal a crystal clear transparent interior. A window into the past.

Mexican Copal is a clear to golden coloured, 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, dug up from the ground where it fell eons ago.

It makes a beautiful incense with a thick, dry woody scent wrapped in a sweet, light, Vanilla Amber glow. it reminds me somewhat of a gently flavoured Vanilla confection. It acts as a perfect backdrop for a pinch of Frankincense powder or a drop of your favourite essential oil. It powders easily and is perfect for loose incense, cones, sticks and pastilles. It seems to blend well with most other aromatics.

The smoke of this resin is thick, soft and easy on the lungs. I find it very grounding and seems to cleanse not only the aura but the entire room.
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.

The word Copal truly is generic. It is used in Central and South America to describe incense. Of any type. Thus we will find resins from very different species, with very different physical and aromatic traits, all referred to locally as Copal.

The other use of the word Copal is the reference to any hard, pure resin devoid of gum and essential oil that can be dissolved in a solvent such as alcohol or turpentine to produce a hard protective coating such as varnishes, lacquers and other industrial finishes.

Since I don’t trust commercial powdered resins to be pure, I have powdered this beautiful material myself and will soon offer it here for my customers.
Mexican Copal can be burned on its own or compounded with other aromatic materials in sticks, cones, pastilles or loose incense.

Dan

Additional information

materials

Cooal, Copal, Gold Copal, Hymenea Coubari, oleoresin

material

Whole Resin

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  1. Janice Bergstrom

    Janice Bergstrom

    Beautiful quality as usual. Probably one of my favorite copals.

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  2. Marlene Larkin

    Marlene Larkin

    THIS is the Mexican copal I have dreamed about after first being introduced to it during a ceremony at a Mayan entrance to a sacred ceynote. As I write this I am enjoying the scent in the backyard in a screened in gazebo in the dark under a super full moon. Will definatley be using up this portion quickly and will order more and larger amount. Glad to have found both the copal and Apothecarys Garden. Also a surprise sample of Frankincense which I am sure will be amazing!

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  3. Jakayla Wolf

    Jakayla Wolf

    Highest quality

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  4. Danial McKenzie

    Danial McKenzie

    Can't wait to burn this – thank you so much!

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  5. Lilliana O'Keefe

    Lilliana O’Keefe

    Amazing good quality good deal good customer service

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  6. Ray Durgan

    Ray Durgan

    Glorious quality, superb service, looking forward to future dealings!

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  7. Matt Satterfield

    Matt Satterfield

    Elated with my purchase! Fantastic quality!

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  8. Mary Yost

    Mary Yost

    Very soothing when used during meditation. Will be back for more!

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