Ayurvedic Dry Body Brush
Sustainably-sourced Walnut wood combines with sisal Cactus fibre bristles in this award-winning dry body brush
A ritual practiced for over 5,000 years, the time-tested Ayurvedic method of tongue cleaning is a clever, and effective, approach to oral hygiene. Tongue cleaning promotes a healthy mouth and gastrointestinal tract, which in turn, leads to a happy gut. Our tongue scraper is made from 100% pure and naturally antibacterial copper, this tool clears and decongests the tongue, freshens breath, heightens taste sensation, and removes toxins – known in Ayurveda as Ama – from the mouth.
– Clears skin
– Eliminates bad breath
– Removes plaque build-up
– Heightens taste bud sensitivity
– Promotes a happy gut
Use first thing in the morning on an empty stomach before brushing your teeth. Begin by guiding the arch over your tongue, starting towards the back and working forwards. Gently glide and lightly pull the tongue cleaner forward and if needed, repeat this process until clean, rinse well each time. Once finished, rinse in hot water and store in a clean, dry place.
100% Pure Copper – and packed in plastic-free biodegradable outer packaging
Yes, our tongue scraper collects and removes the bacteria and residue generated from brushing, helping cure bad breath. Use it to leave your tongue feeling clean and fresh. Even if you’re an oral hygiene all-star who brushes your teeth twice a day, and flosses regularly and dutifully visit your dentist every six months, you may still be missing one step that could help keep your mouth fresh and healthy. Tongue Scrapers help control bad breath, giving you confidence. Adding tongue scraping into your morning routine is a great way to maintain oral health.
While a gold or silver tongue scraper would be amazing, new research on the health benefits of copper makes a copper tongue scraper hard to beat. Currently, you can buy plastic tongue scrapers, and metal tongue scrapers including ones made from copper. Copper has been used for centuries as a bacteria-resistant metal, and new studies are confirming these ancient practices.
Copper may be the best metal to be used for tongue scraping because the mouth is loaded with both good and not-so-good bacteria. Copper not only seems to be toxic to the bad bacteria, but it also provides important enzymes that are needed for the healthy microbes in the mouth to survive.
In one study, the antiseptic benefits of copper were so great that, when copper was put in hospital rooms as furnishings, the bacteria count on all of the surfaces in the rooms was significantly reduced. Some hospitals are now incorporating copper furnishings as part of their anti-bacterial strategies.
Tongue scraping is a fast way to remove extra particles — including the ones that cause bad breath — from the surface of your tongue. It’s done with a small, slightly rounded tool, called a tongue cleaner, made from plastic or metal. Our tongue cleaner is made from copper, due to its beneficial properties.
Although no amount of scraping can replace good toothbrushing, its purported benefits have enticed quite a few to add this extra step to their morning and evening routines.
Read on to learn more about how tongue scraping can improve your oral health, common misconceptions to keep in mind, and how to get started.
Debris, bacteria, and dead cells can build up on your tongue over time. This can lead to bad breath and have a negative impact on your overall oral health. Using a tongue cleaner regularly is a great way to help combat these pesky hygiene maintainers.
Using a tongue scraper can help remove this buildup, as well as:
To perform tongue scraping, you’ll need the right tool — a tongue cleaner. A quick search for tongue cleaners can reveal lots of options. These include ones made from plastic, copper, and stainless steel.
Most will have a slightly rounded shape, much like an inverted spoon. If you’re in a pinch, household items like a spoon (clean, of course) or your toothbrush will do. However, they may not remove as much odour-causing bacteria as a dedicated tongue scraper.
To perform tongue scraping, follow these steps:
The entire process usually takes less than two minutes. Repeat as needed throughout the day.