Copal resin comes from trees, which are considered medicinal to the Mayas in southern Mexico. These medicinal trees are traditionally used for clearing the body of diseases and also to keep mosquitoes away.
Copal incense has been considered sacred to the people of Mexico, as well as South and Central America, since ancient times. It is assumed that large amounts of copal resin were burned atop the Aztec and Mayan pyramids as offerings to the Gods. In many Mayan ruins, copal was discovered in the burial grounds, confirming its spiritual significance to the Mayan practices of spirituality and worship. .5 oz package