Sweetgrass and Cedar are two of the main plants used by Native people along with Sage and Tobacco. Swetgrass is the sacred hair of Mother Earth, usually braided in three strands. Once dried, the braid is burned at the beginning of a prayer or ceremony for smudging and purification of the Spirit. Cedar, a resinous aromatic tree is also used for cleansing rituals and healing rites. Native peoples of North America burn Cedar while praying and its smoke is said to attract the good spirits and elimintae negative energies. The vanilla-like fragrance of Sweetgrass combines in these sticks with the sweet herbaceous scent of Cedar to protect, purify and to bring positivity. Contains 12 incense smudge sticks and small feather.