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Tongue Scraping: The best addition to my morning routine

November 24, 2020

HI! I’m Molly.

Here to encourage you on your own bold pursuit of intentional living as I live out my own. I’m passionate about running, spending time doing what I love and cheering others on to approach running with joy.

A few months ago, I incorporated tongue scraping into my morning routine and I will NEVER go back!

I have been talking NON-STOP about tongue scraping on my Instagram stories, but I wanted to put everything together here to have in one place. I am obsessed and feel gross when I don’t do it in the morning now. The best thing is is that there’s a notable difference right away! I got many of my friends onboard and they’ve all texted me that they are forever changed!! I am going to share more information about tongue scraping below.

tongue scraping

WHAT IS TONGUE SCRAPING:

Tongue scraping is Ayurvedic practice that removes bacteria, dead cells and buildup from the tongue. Ayurveda is one of the oldest holistic healing practices in the world! Using a tongue scraper is more effective than simply using your toothbrush to clean your tongue. Here is the one I use!!This article was really helpful in getting a better understanding, too and explaining why it’s helpful for our digestive system.  

BENEFITS OF TONGUE SCRAPING:

  • Removes buildup (which can lead to bad breath and increased bacteria)
  • Improves your ability to taste
  • Clears toxins, dead cells and bacteria
  • Bye bye, bad breath!
  • Improves your digestive system

HOW TO USE IT:

Brush your teeth like normal and floss, too! Then, grab your tongue scraper. Lightly press on your tongue starting in the back and then scrape down to the front. Rinse it off with warm water after each scrape and do about 10 scrapes. You will see the nasty coming off your tongue and will become obsessed - trust me. I know I sound crazy, but don't knock it until you try it!

Would you consider adding tongue scraping to your routine?

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