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.