Copper Tongue Scraper
Every night while you sleep your body gets busy cleaning house. It will expel toxins from your skin, arm pits, feet and mouth in particular. In Ayurveda the mouth is said to be the chimney of the body and when you detox over night a lot of “soot” builds up on the tongue. This soot can been seen on the surface of the tongue when you wake in the morning as a thick white coating. This is called Ama, a sticky waste product of incomplete digestion that builds up when your digestion is either weak or overloaded with the wrong foods or other substances.
Ayurvedic practitioners rely on a variety of checks when diagnosing a patient, and by inspecting the tongue they are able to get a good indication on the state of wellbeing. A healthy tongue should be pink in color with small nodules called papillae over the surface. Certain medical disorders may cause your tongue to change in appearance, and a color-changing tongue could be your first indication of an underlying issue.
Gently scraping the tongue with a copper will remove all the expelled toxins ensuring they are not re-injested. Holding the handles of the scraper, place the edge of the flat part of the curve as far back on to your tongue as is comfortable. Very gently pull the scraper down so it moves over your whole tongue and when you reach the tip and all the way out then immediately rinse under warm running water and repeat for a total of seven times.
This high quality scraper is flexible so you can adjust it to fit across your tongue as needed. Tongue scrapers are made of various types of metal or plastic but copper is excellent because it has alkalizing and antibacterial properties which can only boost the effectiveness of scraping.
Research has shown that using a tongue scraper twice a day will reduce the two types of bacteria that cause bad breath and dental decay. Tongue scraping is also said to improve your sense of taste and that is likely due to the overall improved health. Combined with coconut oil pulling and brushing gently with our eco friendly soft charcoal tooth brush and natural toothpowder is an ultimate mouth spa and you will notice the benefits immediately.