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Copal - A brief history

March 21, 2018

Copal - A brief History

From centuries, Copal Incense has been a tool to achieve different mental and spiritual stages, it is also suited for meditation and praying.

"Copal is a name given to tree resin from the copal tree protium copal (Burseraceae) that is particularly indentified with the aromatic resins used by the cultures of the Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica as ceremonially burned incense and other purposes. Copal describes resinous substances in an intermediate stage of polymerization and hardening between gummier resins and amber.

Mayan Copal Resin Incense

The word "Copal" is derived from the Nahuatl language word "Copalli", meaning incense, and in the Pre-Culombian Maya and contemporary Maya people it is known as "Pom".

Copal is still used by a number of indigenous people of Mexico and Central America as an incense, during sweet lodge ceremonies and Sacres Mushrooms ceremonies" - Info extracted from Wikipedia.

In 2009, after a little inspiration, we started making the real pure resin incense sticks that came to be known as Mayan Copal. From Southern Mexico, in the Chiapas Highlands.

Mayan Copal Incense Sticks