White Copal – Bursera jorullense
White Copal is a superior form of Copal from Mexico. It is the resin from the Bursera jorullense tree of the Burseraceae family. It is different from the Protium copal tree from which the golden copal is harvested. White Copal is a higher quality than normal Copal and has a sweeter scent.
The white form of Copal has a light, bright, fruity scent. It cleanses the spirit and can help with spiritual work. It clears the mind and traditional communities use it to improve mental health. When harvesting, White Copal is a liquid which then dries and turns hard.
The word Copal comes from the indigenous Nahuatl language of the Aztecs which uses “copalli” to describe scented smoke. Nowadays it is a term people use to reference a wide variety if incense resins both fresh and semi fossilized.
The Aztecs would burn their copal in ceremonies to ward off spirits and clear negative energies. The Aztecs believed it promotes physical and mental health because it clears energetic blockages in the subtle bodies. Burning Copal helps aligning the chakras and as such harmonizes your inner self. Burning it releases a joyful smell that lifts the spirits and brings you in a to a meditative state of mind. The indigenous peoples of Mexico still use their Copal religiously when saying their prayers and performing their healing ceremonies.