Copper Tongue Scraper
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The Bambaw copper tongue scraper ensures that you start your day feeling as fresh and clean as possible! Cleansing of the tongue originated thousands of years ago in the Indian medical system of Ayurveda. It is now gaining in popularity in Europe as it is a good way to take care of oral hygiene and prevent bad breath.
Adding the use of a tongue scraper to your daily routine helps the body eliminate toxins that have accumulated in the mouth overnight.
The benefits of the tongue scraper at a glance:
- Clears toxins & bacteria from the tongue
- Helps remove coating on the tongue that leads to bad breath
- Helps eliminate undigested food particles from the tongue
- Enhances the sense of taste
- Promotes overall oral & digestive health
The Arista tongue scrapers are sustainably produced in India and are made from pure copper which is known for its antibacterial and antimicrobial properties.
If you wish to sterilize your tongue scraper, simply submerge it in boiling water for 5 minutes, afterwards remove the tongue cleaner carefully and allow it to cool before using. Dry thoroughly to avoid oxidation.
Start at the far back of your tongue and progressively scrape toward the front of your tongue to remove the white coating. Repeat as much as needed. Don't put too much pressure when scraping. Rinse the collected phlegm abundantly with water. Dry the copper tongue scraper with a towel—water will oxidize the copper and leave stains if you don’t dry it.
The best time to use the tongue scrapper is immediately after waking up. As the body detoxicates during the night, a lot of toxins are evacuated through the tongue.
Oxidation of copper
Because copper is an alloy, it will change color when exposed to other elements. This is known as patina, a thin coating that forms naturally in a process known as oxidation.
If the copper has been exposed to air, it will form a dark patina. If exposed to water, it will form a greenish-blue patina, known as verdigris. This discoloration is perfectly natural, and does not impact the efficacy of the product nor the coppers antibacterial properties.
However, if you wish to keep your tongue scraper looking as good as new, a few simple steps may be taken to return it to its original color:
- Place 1 tablespoon of salt in 1 cup of white vinegar
- Make a paste by adding flour. Mix together well.
- Apply the paste to the tarnished areas
- Leave for 15 to 30 minutes
- Rinse with warm water and polish
If you don't have salt and vinegar to hand, you may also want to use lemon juice with baking soda baking soda.