(Bursera odorata, B. fugaroides)
B. fugaroides: G
Gender: Masculine
Planet: Sun
Element: Fire
Powers: Love, Purification
Magical Uses: Copal is added to love and
purification incenses, especially in Mexico.
A piece of copal can represent the heart
in poppets.
There are over 300 copals available
around the world and perhaps a handful
are commonly available in the United
States. All copals have a certain light sweetness
in common and are therefore often
useful in love spells. Each of the commonly
available copals has unique properties.
Aztec, or Black, Copal has a pine scent
that separates it from other copals. Manila
Copal is especially light and sweet. Mayan
Copal, Manila Copal and Golden Copal are
a few other copals available today