Copal Resin Tears
Botanical Name - Bursera fagaroides
Origin - Mexico
Copal Resin is a hard, lustous resin from the Mexican copalli. The term is generally and vaguely used for resins which, though similar in physical properties, are all together distinct as to their sources. Mexican copal, generally considered the best, is obtained from a species of Hymenia. It is tasteless, odorless, almost colorless, transparent, and lemon-yellow or yellowish brown in colour. It forms one of the most valuable of varnishes when it has been dissolved in alcohol, spirits of turpentine, oil of turpentine which has been exposed to the air, or any other suitable medium. The addition of oil of spike or rosemary promotes its solubility in alcohol. As a gum it ranks next to amber in hardness.
There is no better aroma than natural incense resin. The best way to use them is to crush them and sprinkle over Swift-lite charcoal tablets.