The honeyed, almost fruity scent of copal (pronounced 'COEpul') is  popular among loose incense lovers. Think of summer, mexican flowerfields, nectar and honeybees. 

   Like all gums/resins, copal is burned loose on charcoals, a pinch at a time (see video).  Also like most gums / resins, it is not attributed with a particular magical property in Europe, though native Central American traditions ascribe particular properties to it. It can be burned on its own and smells wonderful.  If it is used in a magical incense recipe, it provides a base for the herbs, oils and woods which are added to it.

30 ml jar.

Copal (incense resin)