Sweetgrass is commonly used in Native traditions for prayers, smudging, and other purifying ceremonis. Sweetgrass smolders and does not produce an open flame when burned. Most loose herbs can be ignited by applying flame directly to the herbs and blowing on the lit area. Herbs and resins may also be lit with the use of a charcoal wafer that is placed in the bottom of your smudge pot. Once lit, direct the smoke around yourself, another person, or in your place of ceremony by using a fan feather, or your hand.