Normal Cleaning: After every use rinse all residue off with water, store in dry place. Occasionally wash with soap and water.
Restoring Original Polish: Over time your tongue scraper will develop a natural patina, this will not change the effectiveness of your tongue scraper. It is a natural harmless effect of exposing copper to air and water. If you'd like to return your scraper to it's original shine there are a few natural ways to try.
✦ Vinegar & Baking Soda: Soak your scraper in white vinegar for 45 minutes, then use a soft cloth with baking soda to polish the patina away.
✦ Lemon Juice & Baking Soda: coat your scraper with lemon juice and let it sit for 10-20 minutes, polish with a soft cloth and baking soda.
✦ Boil it: If none of the cleaners we’ve suggested work, put one cup of vinegar, one tablespoon of salt and three or four cups into a large pot and bring to a boil. Put your item in the pot and boil it till the tarnish falls off the item. It may need more scrubbing when you pull it out of the pot, but you’ll need less elbow grease to get the shine back.
Keep your tongue scraper patina free for longer by giving it a thin coat of oil after you clean it with soap.