These beautiful braids smell so fresh and sweet. Harvested and braided by our local Indigenous community near Wallaceburg. This Ontario native perennial grass has significant ties to Native North American or First Nation culture.
The most common use of sweet grass is by the indigenous people of Canada and the United States. It is used for basket making, its aroma, and smudging. Typically, the sweet grass is braided, dried, and then burned at the beginning of praying, smudging, and purifying ceremonies to attract positive energy.
Once gathered and dried, leaves are braided together for smudging at home, at work and in our ceremonies. Combined with prayers, smudging brings us closer to the Creator. The smoke helps purify and protect our bodies, spirits and living spaces. Smudging also repels negative energies, including viruses.
Each braid is 30-33" long