Copal Kit w/ Resin, Clay Burner & Pine Needle Basket
Copal is a tree resin native to Oaxaca that has been burned ceremonially for centuries by indigenous groups of the region; a practice that is very much alive and well today. This sacred smoke is believed to have cleansing properties that deflect negativity, connect us with higher selves, and balance and heal our physical and energetic bodies.
White copal is one of the most treasured kinds of copal, for it's clean burning and sweet-scented smoke. This white copal resin has been harvested, dried, and broken up into rough, rocklike pieces.
Your copal will come in a pine needle basket that was crafted by a 15-year-old artisan in the mountain town of Cauhimaloyas, Oaxaca. The boy was born deaf and while he has been limited in receiving a traditional education in his small village, he has become one of the most talented weavers in the community. He wild-harvests the long pine needles, soaks them, and then expertly binds them with thread.
The kit is completed with a smoked red clay burner that features a beautiful glaze on the inside, and is fire safe.
To burn the incense, you'll need to purchase charcoal tablets (that are commonly used for shisha or incense, and can be found at smoke shop, or online). Heat up the coal on a stove, place the coal on the burner, and then set the copal resin on the coal. You'll be met with a thick plume of earthy fresh smoke, perfect for cleansing a space or apartment aromatherapy.