Sacred Plants Copal Grey resin incense is made of the hardened resin (copal) from the Buresa tree. Copal contains high amounts of a terpene called linalool, which gives this incense its floral, wood-like aroma. The smell is sweet, pleasant and subtle. Copal Grey is a widely used tool for energetic cleansing and smudging.
Usage of copal grey resin dates back to the ancient Aztecs, who burned this resin to cleanse spaces and bodies from unwanted energies. Several indigenous peoples of Mexico still use Copal grey during sweat lodge ceremonies and sacred mushroom ceremonies.
How to use Copal Grey resin incense
To burn resin incense, you need a heat-proof bowl (some people put sand in it to absorb the heat), a lighter or match, tongs and a charcoal briquet.
Ignite the charcoal briquet with the lighter or match. It's important to hold the briquet with a tool (like tongs or pliers) and not with your fingers, unless you want to be in tremendous pain.
Put the briquet in the bowl, and wait until it turns white around the edges (this takes a couple of minutes).
Carefully put a little bit of resin on top of the briquet.
Now sit and wait for your pure aromatic bliss.
Only use Copal grey as incense. It is not meant for consumption.