Sweetgrass Nature Spirit suitsuke
Holy grass was strewn before church doors on saints' days in northern Europe, presumably because of the sweet smell that arose when it was trodden on. It was used in France to flavor candy, tobacco, soft drinks, and perfumes. In Europe, the species Hierochloe alpina is frequently substituted or used interchangeably. In Russia, it was used to flavor tea. It is still used in flavored vodka, the most notable example being Polish Żubrówka.
Native American traditions
Sweet grass is widely used by North American indigenous peoples from many different Nations. Among many of the Plains Indians it is considered one of the "four sacred medicines". Though being used for many purposes, its main purpose for many tribes is to attract good spirits. It is also known as the "Hair of Mother Earth"
Number of sticks: 12
Stick length: Approx 25 cms
Burn time per stick: Approximately 45 minutes.
Country of origin: America
They say: Composed of the finest natural herbs, resins, and wood extracts from North America. Contains no hydrocarbons or petroleum distillates. All natural and handmade.