Sweetgrass Braids Larger from Canada 24”
- Now!!! Larger, Thicker Sweet Grass Braids Grown and Hand Braided in Canada
Sweetgrass is considered sacred by many peoples of North America. The smoke of burning Sweetgrass is said to purify and clear objects, places, and people. It invites in positive energy and spirits. Perfect to recharge your space after a heavy cleansing.
A hardy perennial herb with a sweet vanilla-like fragrance, sweetgrass is native to Europe and North America. Our sweetgrass braids are wildharvested by First Nation communities in Canada and are approximately 24” in length.
The plant can grow to a height of about 24 inches, with long leaves that have shiny undersides. Its name, Hierochloe odorata, literally means "fragrant holy grass," and the plant has been regarded as sacred everywhere it has been grown and harvested. In Northern Europe, sweetgrass was scattered on the ground in front of churches on saints' days so that the pleasing fragrance would be released when people walked inside. The leaves, which can reach two feet in length, are woven to make baskets, used as a flavoring for tea, tobacco, candy, soft drinks, and vodka, and as an ingredient in perfumes. It is most often braided and then moistened to release its sweet fragrance, or burned as incense. When burned, the plant smolders, producing clouds of fragrant smoke.