Posted by: Robin S. | August 15, 2010

The Scent of Sweetgrass

I recently ordered two nice and long braids of sweetgrass. I just love the scent of this fresh herb, whether burning, boiling, or just sitting on my altar.

Today I’m going to share with you a little trick I figured out last summer as an easy way to smudge your home (while cleaning) with minimal fuss. I take a small cooking pot and cover the bottom with fresh or dried herbs. Primarily, I use sweetgrass, but you can use just about anything. Make sure you break the herb or do whatever you have to do to bet the scent to come out freely.

Fill the pot with water and set on you stove. Put on medium heat until the water boil and then lower heat so that the water simmers. Keep the pot filled and you can burn this for a couple of weeks before you have to replace the herbs. Store in an airtight container when not in the stove.

I like this method because the scent permeates through the home when there’s airflow. When I’m cleaning with the doors and windows open, I put on a pot so the smell cleanses and charges my home as I work. It’s very relaxing and very easy.


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