Copal is a resin that is produced from plant sap usually from the genus Copaifera. Copal or Copalite are organic resins that aren’t old enough to have hardened and fossilized enough to become Amber. Copal has been used as incense througho...
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Copal is a resin that is produced from plant sap usually from the genus Copaifera. Copal or Copalite are organic resins that aren’t old enough to have hardened and fossilized enough to become Amber. Copal has been used as incense throughout history and has a rich, earthy scent much like Frankincense.
Physical Energy Properties: Copal can help to detoxify the body by supporting the liver, bladder, kidneys and stomach as well as for kidney and bladder stones. It can also be beneficial for throat issues like laryngitis, throat infections and goitre.
Emotional Energy Properties: Draws out negative energy and cleanses it to bring in positive energy. It helps with depression and self-balancing. It also offers great protection from negative energy and outside influences. Copal and Amber are both wonderful manifestation tools as well. Promotes fertility and is also great for the birthing process: increases clarity, creative expression and confidence.
Chakras: Associated with the Solar Plexus chakra.
Astrological signs: Related to Leo and Aquarius.
History: Copal has been found and used in Africa, especially in Madagascar but is only 1,000 - 10,000 years old. The Copal found in Columbia is only 250 years old. Older tree resin from the Baltics was used as a form of currency for a very long time. This Amber dates back to 35 to 50 million years ago. There has also been Amber found in the Dominican Republic that is up to 40 million years old, and many contain fossils. Copal has been used as an incense in ceremonies for thousands of years as a way to purify the space and people, as well as to honour the gods and deities.
Where it's found: Found in Madagascar, Mexico, Central America and Columbia.
Variations, Rarity and Value: Copal is fossilized tree resin that is amorphous meaning that there is no ordered crystal structure. It’s made up of Carbon, Hydrogen, and Oxygen with a hardness of 2 - 2.5 on the Mohs hardness scale. It’s usually golden, orange or white in colour.
How to use it: You can keep Copal resin in your home to enjoy the positive energy it has to offer. You can also burn the resin in a safe container using a charcoal puck. You light the charcoal according to the instructions on the package using tongs then, once the charcoal is hot enough, you will place the resin on the charcoal which will cause it to heat up and disperse the aroma. You can also find Copal incense sticks which make it easier to use the incense. Use it in meditation or to clear your home or room doing a space clearing practice.