How to Make Eucalyptus Palo Santo Bundles

By Brittni • Updated on 12/29/2022

How to make eucalyptus palo santo bundles as gifts and wedding favors, from Paper and Stitch. Click through for more. #palosanto #incense #diyincense #diystressrelief #diyweddingfavor #diygift

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.

Learn how to make eucalyptus palo santo bundles as gifts and wedding favors on Paper and Stitch. It's easy and super affordable! #palosanto #incense #diyincense #diystressrelief #diyweddingfavor #diygift

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)
  • scissors

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.

DIY eucalyptus palo santo bundles as gifts and wedding favors from Paper and Stitch. Click through for more. #palosanto #incense #diyincense #diystressrelief #diyweddingfavor #diygift

Make eucalyptus palo santo bundles as gifts and wedding favors from Paper and Stitch. Click through for more. #palosanto #incense #diyincense #diystressrelief #diyweddingfavor #diygift

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?!







11 comments | Click here to reply

Hmmmm. Maybe it’s specific to certain locations then? I live in Atlanta and they have eucalyptus at Whole Foods almost every time I go in there (in the flower section).


I Live in NYC and never saw eucalyptus leaves in whole foods. did you buy it on whole foods online? where else do you think i can find it?

Thank you!!!!

Maya Bracha

I think this is a wonderful idea. I will look into this more and appreciate you sharing. These are wonderful ideas!!

Dionne Michelle

Great post


Great post,great blog


Great post i love this blog is amazing

The pink pineapple

These look beautiful. I love the thought behind them too. How lovely laid at each place setting and then everyone cant take home to use. Now I have to admit I’ve not heard of Palo Santo, would you be able to describe the fragrance or liken it to anything please. Many thanks for giving me ideas and inspiring me. Take good care.


It looks simple and so pretty 🙂

starofservice avis

I just bought some palo santo but how do you burn it?

I’d like to add the eucalyptus to it but just not sure what part to burn.



Those are so cool. I want to make some now.

Courtney Hardy

I have never heard of palo santo before, but it sounds great! And the bundles look beautiful!

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