These summer months typically mean lots of get-togethers… family events, dinner parties, and a whole lot of weddings. So, I made some simple palo santo bundles to share that are great hostess gifts, wedding party favors, etc. You can make them so, so quickly and they’re really budget-friendly too.
Have you ever used palo santo before? It’s great for stress relief, meditating, purifying / cleansing, etc. But also, it just smells amazing (which is why I use it personally). Click through to make your own palo santo bundles in minutes.
All you need for this simple wedding favor and hostess gift project is…
- palo santo (available on Amazon here or your local Whole Foods – they come in sets and the price breakdown in usual about $1 per piece of wood)
- eucalyptus (got a bundle from Whole Foods for $6, which made 12 bundles)
- string (you can use any string you’d like)
To make your own palo santo bundles, just cut small stems of eucalyptus down to the size of the palo santo sticks (3-4 short stems is all you need per stick) and wrap it around the palo santo with string. Cut off the excess and you’re good to go! Give the bundles away as gifts to party guests (or as wedding favors) or bring a set in a cute box as a hostess gift for a friend.
You can add additional dried or fresh herbs and flowers to completely customize each bundle or add more than one palo santo stick to each for something more substantial. Keep in mind that palo santo bundles are made with the intention of being lit, so stick with fragrant flowers, plants, and herbs that you like the smell of (that will also burn well).
When you’re ready to light a palo santo bundle, hold it over a flame until it’s fully lit on the end. And let it burn for 30-60 seconds. The flame should extinguish itself after about a minute, so you won’t even need to blow it out. Then walk throughout a room to let the fragrant smoke fill the air, etc or place it on a incense tray, etc.
Photography Brittni Mehlhoff
Have you ever used palo santo before? Or made little bundles like these? What else could these be used for – any other ideas?!