4″ Braid of Sweetgrass
An extremely hardy perennial herb with a sweet, long-lasting, vanilla-like fragrance. Sweetgrass Also known as vanillagrass, mannagrass and holy grass is often used in prayer, smudging or purifying ceremonies and is consider to be a sacred plant. It is usually braided, dried, and burned. Sweetgrass braids smolder and doesn’t produce an open flame when burned. Just as the sweet scent of this natural grass is attractive and pleasing to people, so is it attractive to good spirits. Sweetgrass is often burned at the beginning of a prayer or ceremony to attract positive energies.
Never leave a burning item unattended. Don’t blow on your sweetgrass to extinguish the flame, snuff the flame out and allow it to smolder.