Balancing Your Dosha: Hygiene

I focused my attention to doing a daily mouth rinse with sesame oil, and using a scraper on the surface of my tongue.


The daily mouth rinse with sesame oil gave my mouth and gums a “full” feeling, which was quite a different feeling than just using water or a mouth rinse. Nothing else to report after two weeks time.

Scraping the tongue twice daily appeared to minimize unpleasant taste or mouth odor. The color of my tongue seems to be a bit pinker as a result of the daily regimen. The color of the mucous that I scrape from my tongue appears to have lessened over the course of two weeks. The color and consistency of the mucous has remained about the same, which is a dull pasty white, however it appears more pronounced at the beginning of the day.