Make Your Own Palo Santo Bundle Wedding Favours
Attention Boho couples!
Though to be holy and brings peace, Palo Santo sticks are used around the world for energy cleansing, blessing and stress relief, so this incense makes for the perfect, budget friendly and meaningful wedding favours for your guests.
Palo Santo comes from a mystical tree that grows on the coast of South America, known in Spanish as 'Holy Wood'. It is also said that Palo Santo enhances creativity and brings good fortune to those who are open to its magic. It also creates a pleasant, fresh smoke that works well in keeping away mosquitoes and other flying insects too.
Read on to find out how to make your own Palo Santo bundles in minutes. They are so, so quick to make and they’re really budget-friendly too.
All you need for this simple wedding favour is:-
- Palo Santo (available on Amazon here or your local Whole Foods shops)
- 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!
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).
Give the bundles away as a wedding favour by putting each one at a place setting on your guest tables, or bundle a variety of them into a basket with a sign that welcomes guests to help themselves.
How to use:-
If in doors, open windows and use in a well ventilated area. Using a candle, match or lighter to ignite your stick of Palo Santo, hold it at about a 45 degree angle pointing the tip down toward the flame. Allow it to burn for about 30 secs to 1 minute and then blow out and allow the ember to burn. Slowly wave it in the air one room at a time. Always hold a fire proof container under your smudge stick to catch any falling embers. The rich smell will bring peace and clarity to the moment along with good feelings. When finished, place the stick in a fire proof bowl of metal, glass or clay. The glow will end on its own unless you blow on the ember, which will keep the smoke going. Always use caution and respect when working with fire. Never leave burning smudge unattended. Use as often as you’d like.