Sweetgrass and Cedar are two of the main plants used by Native people along with Sage and Tobacco. Sweetgrass 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 cleasing rituals and healing rites. Native people of North America burn Cedar while praying and its smoke is said to attract the good spirits and eliminate negative energies. The vanilla- like fragrance of Sweetgrass combines is these sticks with the sweet herbaceous scent of Cedar to protect, purify and to bring positivity.