When I first heard about tongue scraping, I thought it sounded absolutely disgusting and pointless.  I kept thinking, why do I need to SCRAPE my tongue? I brush it all the time! Well, once I started doing it regularly, I began to see some amazing results!

What is tongue scraping?

An ancient Ayurvedic, self-care ritual for oral hygiene that removes bacteria, food debris, fungi, toxins, and dead cells from the surface of the tongue.

What does it look like?tongue

  • A  long, thin, flat piece of metal that is bent in a “U” shape.
  • Stainless steel or copper are best
  • Can be found at most health food stores and online, click here for the one that I use daily
  • In a pinch, a metal spoon can be utilized

Why tongue scrape?

  • Prevents Halitosis (bad breath)
  • Keeps taste buds healthy, heightens sense of taste
  • Boosts immune system
  • Improves digestion

When should I scrape my tongue? 

  • Incorporate into your morning oral health routine before brushing
  • Be sure to do this on an empty stomach

How do I scrape my tongue?

  • Place the scraper as far back as you can manage and then pull forward with slight pressure
  • Repeat 10-12x
  • Be sure to scrape entire surface including sides
  • Rinse scraper between pulls

Want an extra boost of freshness after you scrape and brush?

Helpful Resources:

Thrive Market

Mind, Body, Green

Huffington Post


Until Next Time,

Shannon 🙂

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Disclaimer: The information on this website is based upon my research and personal experiences. Use of Young Living Essential Oils and other products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. I am not a doctor or healthcare professional.