“The tongue is the mirror to all the organs of the body.”
~ Deepak Chopra
Tongue scraping is an effective healthy habit that you can do for your overall well being. Our Copper Tongue Scraper is a magic mouth wand ready to transform your tongue into a toxin-free bed of awakened taste buds! Tongue scraping is an ancient Ayurvedic practice used to eliminate bad breath, prevent cavities, improve internal organ function, and aid digestion. Adding this practice to your daily oral care regimen is a simple, powerful way to improve your sense of taste, monitor your internal health, and remove periodontal plaque.
With copper magic wand in hand
Embrace the day and take a stand.
Remove toxins in one fell swoop
By scraping away the gobblety-goop!
Living Libations Copper Tongue Scraper is a magic wand for your cleanest mouth ever!
Brushing, flossing, and even mouth wash are often not enough to remove harmful bacteria from your tongue, one of the most neglected organs in the human body. With a few simple scrapes, you can not only revitalize your tongue, teeth, and mouth, but strengthen all of the important internal organs directly linked to the tongue.
Tongue scraping is an ancient Ayurvedic oral care remedy that has been used for thousands of years to rid the mouth of bacteria and toxins, and improve overall health. Tongue scraping is a simple, painless process that removes dead skin cells, food particles, fungus, and bacteria from the surface of the tongue by scraping them off with a tongue scraper. The benefits of tongue scraping are endless, and include significant improvements to oral and overall health.
Not only is tongue scraping said to remove the foul-smelling film that collects on the tongue, thus helping bad breath and halitosis; it is used enhance taste bud performance and sensitivity. Once freed to function at their optimal level, each taste bud can receive stronger signals from flavors introduced into the mouth, which in turn leads to a reduced need for salt, sugar, spice, and other flavoring agents. In Ayurvedic tradition, heightened taste bud sensitivity is also said to support weight loss. When the tongue can fully experience every flavor introduced into the mouth, it savors each bite and favors the quality of food over quantity.
In addition to the removal of bacteria and taste bud build-up from the mouth, tongue scraping may have profound impacts on the rest of the body. Tongue scraping is said to improve overall immune function in the body. It is used to prevent the reabsorption of toxins into the body through the tongue and mouth. In Ayurvedic tradition, each area of the tongue correlates to a different internal organ. By scraping the entire tongue, each of these organs is awakened and revitalized, leading to a myriad of body-benefits including better digestion and easier bowel movements.
Tongue scraping encourages long-term health and disease prevention. By taking a twice-daily look at your tongue, you will be able to spot changes that are indicative of infections, imbalances, and other maladies that commonly manifest as a discolored, mucus-covered, or fuzzy tongue surface.
For best results, scrape your tongue using our Copper Tongue Scraper every time you brush your teeth.
Copper Tongue Scraper: Benefits Snapshot
✓ Regular tongue scraping is said to…
✓ Remove bacteria from the mouth
✓ Eliminate white film/mucous from the tongue
✓ Eliminate odors/bad breath
✓ Freshen breath without drying the mouth like mouthwash
✓ Whiten the teeth
✓ Boost the immune system
✓ Prevent cavities
✓ Reduce the buildup of plaque
✓ Heighten sensitivity of taste buds
✓ Encourage weight loss
✓ Improve digestion
Copper is a powerful metal historically proven to fight fungi, micro-organisms, and other bacterium. Throughout history, copper has been used on sailing ships to prevent algae from accumulating above and below deck. More recently, copper has been found to be effective against staphylococcus, the bacteria that causes MRSA.
In Ayurvedic tradition, copper is the metal associated with the Kapha dosha.
How to Scrape Your Tongue
1. Check tongue for changes
Before scraping, stick out your tongue and check for any changes in the mirror. Note the color of your tongue and the color of any film or buildup that is present. Be sure to look at your tongue every time you scrape so you can closely monitor your internal health.
2. Wash scraper
In addition to washing your Copper Tongue Scraper with soap and warm water, you can use these natural cleaning agents to detoxify and sanitize the scraper once a month:
1 tablespoon of lemon juice to one tablespoon of baking soda. Rub the mixture onto your scraper with your fingers or a dry cloth, then rinse with water.
Mix salt with a few teaspoons of vinegar and pour the mixture over your tongue scraper. Rinse with water and dry before using.
Combine the juice of one lemon and several tablespoons of salt. Mix together until a paste forms, then rub the paste onto your scraper. Rinse well before using.
3. Scrape back to front
The majority of bacteria that collect on the tongue tend to hang out near the back of the tongue, where it is darkest and warmest. Scrape from the back of the tongue to the front, taking care to be gentle as you glide across the surface.
4. Remove residue between each scrape
Rinse your scraper with warm water to remove the residue that has collected on the scraper.
5. Repeat steps 3-4 between 7 to 10 times
Take care to work slowly and gently. You may find that quick strokes of the scraper are more effective at removing buildup than one long scrape. Experiment and see what works best for you!