Sweetgrass Braid: approx.25" or 35" - Heirochloe odorata - from the U.S.. Sweet Grass creates a clean, relaxing, pleasant, vanilla-like fragance.
Traditonal Native American style is to dry and braid these beautiful long grasses. To burn them as incense, light one end and gently blow out the
flame. Allow it to smolder and release its fragrance.
Traditionally, Native Americans would first use sage to cleanse a space of evil spirits that caused illnesses, then they'd burn sweet grass to create a positive atmosphere and to attract helpful spirits.
Synonyms: Holy grass, vanilla grass, Seneca grass
Origin: North America and Europe
Parts Used: dried leaves
Aroma Description: strong pleasant vanilla, newly-mown hay scent, with a slight hint of coconut
Emotional Attributes: cleansing/purifying, relaxing
Cosmetic Uses: perfumery, aromatherapy; excellent fixative properties
Culinary Uses: leaves are added to vodka for flavoring (zubrowka), oil is used to flavor candy, soft drinks, and tobacco. Due to its high content of coumarin, it's prohibited by the US FDA and other countries for use in foods and permitted only in alcoholic beverages and tobacco
Medicinal Attributes: none known
Element Association: Water
Magical Associations: healing, spirituality, peace, friendship
Astrological Association: Libra
Planetary Association: Moon, Venus
Season: Spring, Summer
Aromatic Note: Middle to Top note
Essential Oil: Yes, a steam distilled essential oil is made from the leaves
Mixes Well With: often used by itself, lighting one end, gently fanning out the flame and enjoying its pleasant aroma. Also blends well with benzoin, cedar, copal-black, copal-gold, copal-white, juniper, lavender, sage-white, sage-desert, tolu balsam, vanilla, etc.
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Price: $ 12.00 to $15.75 per Sweetgrass Braid