Brazilian Frankincense Candles are high-quality incense sticks made of cotton rope covered with Breu Branco tree resin. These incense sticks are easy to ignite for a variety of applications and reusable for long-lasting value—simply extinguish the candle with sand or water to reuse it later.
Breu Branco or Sepá is the Pano Indigenous name for the resin of a tree called Almecegueira, Protium Heptaphyllum, from the family of the Burseráceas. It is also known as Brazilian Frankincense. The fragrance and applications of this resin are comparable to Copal.
The Yawanawá and most other people from the region don’t pray without burning Sepá. If a person is sick, if there is any issue to resolve between people or in the community or any general accumulation of negative energy the first thing done in is lighting some Sepá to clear the mood. It is the smoke of the Sepá that carries their prayers.