USED FOR: Happiness, love, peace, harmony, purification, protection,
Sweetgrass has been used by the Native Americans as a ceremonial plant and for some medicinal purposes. Generally, it is used as an incense or during smudging rituals to invite positivity, happiness, peace, and harmony, and healing into an environment or person. Because of its resemblance to hair, it is nicknamed the “Hair of Mother Earth” and is often seen braided, with each strand representing love, peace, and harmony or the mind, body, and spirit (as taught by the Cree-Ojibway tribe). Beyond joy, sweetgrass also promotes open-heartedness, strength, and connection with the spiritual realm/our Creator. It is used to purify objects, auras, and sacred spaces, and when hung in the home or around your neck, it can provide protection to your spirit. Some people steep sweetgrass into a tea to alleviate arthritis, coughs, and encourage blood-thinning.
HOW TO USE
Light flame to sweetgrass braid and let burn for a few seconds, then blow out the flame. Let smoke build before smudging each room. Waft smoke so that smoke enters the entire space. It is recommended to leave a window or door open to allow negative energies to leave and for positive energies to come in. Smudge one room at a time.
- Size: 4"