Copal Essential Oil
Rich, resinous Copal Essential Oil is an opulent oil that contains abundant sesquiterpenes, a compound known for its skin smoothing serenity.Copal is also a classic shamanistic oil for spiritual purification and the cultivation of a harmonious heart.
Botanical Name: Daniellia Oliveri
Botanical Family: Fabaceae
Extraction Method: Steam distilled
Part of Plant Distilled: Resin Country of Origin: Kenya Cultivation Method: Wild Harvest
Composition: 100% Daniellia Oliveri
Scent Description: Warm amber balsamic notes with hints of a mossy citrus undertone and intermittent reminiscences of frankincense.
Blends well with: Frankincense,Lavender, Myrtle, Lemon, Bergamot, Ylang, Rose Otto, Jasmine, Tuberose, Grapefruit, and Vanilla.
Uses: Calms mind and spirit. Diffuse to consecrate the space and lift the energy of the room. Add to massage oils. Dab neat on the skin to relax redness and heat. Add to skin serums to smooth tone and texture. Beautiful in baths and massages.
Captivating Copal Essential Oil is steam distilled from the coniferous resin of the African tree, Daniellia oliveri, which is similar to Copaifera reticulate, a tree native to the Amazon rainforest.
Historically, copal was used to dress the skin, relax redness, and bring balance to skin spots and texture. It is still used in indigenous cultures in sacred ceremonies of smoke divination and meditation rituals to purify body and soul. When used for consecration and purification, copal conjures a sense of peacefulness, acceptance, and appreciation.
"Almost nothing can overcome gloom like a room in which true essential oil of copal has been diffused. Failing the availability of essential oil, the aroma of copal can be added to the air by slowly burning over charcoal. Its aroma is similar to Frankincense, but with a slight hint of citrus. The aroma is uplifting and cleansing." A.J. Drew, An Incense Formulary and Herbal Companion