Braided Sweet Grass

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This item makes a great housewarming gift!

Tribal cultures and religions around the world often use specific herbs to promote positive intentions, send prayers and cast out unwanted energy. One common ceremony is called smudging or censing (incensing). During this ceremony one or more herbs are burned to produce smoke that is wafted over an object, person or a physical space.

In North America, three commonly used native herbs for smudging are White Sage, Incense Cedar, and Sweetgrass. Sweetgrass is often braided and dried to create long Sweetgrass braids like the ones pictured above. The smoke from this braid is used to facilitate prayers, encourage healing, and to bestow blessings and honor. Its pleasing aromas create a feeling of well-being, peace and comfort.

Our Sweetgrass is consciously harvested from the prairie regions of Saskatchewan by members of the Cree nation. 

Overall length is approximately 24 in (61 cm).

SAFE SMUDGING PRACTICES
Once the herb is lit and burning, gently blow out the flame and the herb will continue to smolder emitting the smudging smoke.

•  When holding the lit Sweetgrass braid in the hand, put a NON-FLAMMABLE container (ceramic bowl, dish, etc.) under the smoldering herb to catch ashes and any small glowing embers.
•  There is also the option of placing the lit Sweetgrass braid on a ceramic dish or bowl. Be sure to place the dish on a NON-FLAMMABLE surface because it will get hot.