SWEET GRASS (BRAID)
Sweet Grass was more commonly used among the Plains Indians where it was more readily available. It was used very much like Sage ceremonially for cleansing objects, areas and people and to signify the beginning of a teaching or ceremony. When using with Sage, Sweet Grass should be used second and is for inviting "Good Spirits" or good energy into the home. Sweet Grass comes in a long braid approximately one foot long and is lit on one end and used like an incense. The smoke is then wafted around the person, object or space. Sweet Grass has a pleasant, sweet aroma that is often pleasing to most people.