Known for its ability to elicit mentally uplifting and calming effects, Copal is rich in triterpenes that have been shown to significantly reduce anxiety. Burning this resin is thought to activate “ion” channels in the brain, helping to alleviate stress and anxiety.
These calming effects of Copal also allow the body to wind down and destress in readiness for sleep. It has long been used by the ancients to promote emotional balance and to calm down the nervous system.
Copal is a powerful incense to use during meditation. It is linked with the crown chakra, deepening connection to the mystical and encouraging pure thoughts during meditation. Copal also helps to strengthen the auric body, helping to remove stagnant energy.
It is believed that Copal unites the energising force of the sun with the grounding properties of the earth, drawing out and transmuting negative energy on every level.
In line with most other incenses, Copal has a long history of traditional use as a space clearer, eradicating negative energy from places and objects.
It’s clean, light and woody scent is said to bring a positive and loving energy that will fill the home with peaceful energies.