Copper's medicinal uses have been proven throughout history. This is because copper is naturally anti-microbial and anti-bacterial so works wonders for ridding your mouth of bacteria.

The tongue cleaner originated in Ayurveda. These U-shaped devices made of stainless steel or copper have a blunt edge that removes build-up from the surface of the tongue. The concept can sound a little odd but tongue scraping removes bad bacteria and toxins that accumulate in the mouth, improving digestive health and immunity. We all know that we are what we eat and that is no truer than for our skin. Tongue scraping is a great way to maintain fresh, healthy skin. 

If you’re ready to take fresh breath to the next level shop our copper tongue scraper here. Or grab the dental starter kit that has everything you need for zero waste dental care: 

When cared for correctly your copper tongue scraper will last a lifetime. Here are our top zero waste tips for cleaning copper:


  1. Pour vinegar and salt into a pan and bring the boil. You’ll need approximately a 3 parts salt to one part salt.
  2. Place the tongue scraper into the bowl and leave for 10-15 minutes.
  3. Then use an old cloth to remove and dirt or tarnishing.
  4. Rinse the tongue scraper in water.
  5. Polish up with a clean, soft, dry cloth.



  1. Cut two lemons/limes into halves.
  2. Rub the tongue scraper with the lemon/lime until tarnished areas are removed.If you want, add salt to the lemon/lime half.
  3. Rinse and polish up with a clean, soft, dry cloth.


New to tongue scraping and need some tips for how to scrape your tongue?

  • Gently scrape the tongue back to front for 7 to 14 strokes.
  • Rinse the tongue scraper between strokes if there is a lot of plaque accumulation.
  • Scrape until no more plaque is visible on the tongue.


You can buy a copper tongue scraper here.

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