Sweetgrass attracts positive energies and helpful spirits so is traditionally used after Sage, Cedar or Yerba Santa to invite good energy into the cleared space. The strands of the braid represent our greater strength when we support eachother. Give as a gift to show solidarity to those who are struggling alone, to help lift our prayers and bring sweetness into our life.
There are two ways to use Sweetgrass: either light the end of the braid (you may need to keep repeating this as it has a tendency to go out) or snip small pieces on to a charcoal briquette on a heatproof dish. A feather is then used to direct the smoke either around the body or space.