Many Native tribes in North America use sweetgrass in prayer, smudging or purifying ceremonies. It's one of the four sacred medicines. They call it "the grass that never dies" because of it's long-lasting fragrance long after it's been harvested.
Sweetgrass has a sweet scent and is called the breath of the Earth Mother. Bringing the blessings of love from the Earth Mother. Sweetgrass is burned to remind us of the essence of the feminine and that the earth provides us with everything we need. Brings in sweet blessings and good spirits to your sacred space.
In Europe during the Medieval period, sweetgrass was scattered across the floors of cathedrals to scent the air. It was used in France to flavor candy, tobacco, soft drinks and perfumes. In Europe, the species Hierochloe alpina is frequently substituted or used interchangeably. In Russia, it was used to flavor tea. It is still used in flavored vodka, the most notable example being Polish Żubrówka.
Sweetgrass has been known to change and shift the air element, transforming one’s environment to a level of mystical elevation - the use of incense and smoke to connect humans to the spirit world.
How to Burn:
Can be lit directly or burned on a charcoal tablet.
Made in the U.S.
Each braid measures about 20" long.