How to Clean and Care for Your Wellness Tools

From better skin to relaxed muscles, plus increased vitality, wellness tools work small miracles on our mind, body, and spirit on a daily basis. Our favorite tools—such as kansa wands, dry brushes, and tongue cleaners—change the way we get ready in the morning and the ways in which we deal with the day itself. 

But with so much constant use, it’s important to take the time to clean your wellness tools. Proper care not only extends the life of your equipment; it also amplifies the benefits of your self-care routine. And as Ayurveda reminds us, cleaning clutter and removing energy debris allows us to make more space for the things we want in life: balance, intention, and clarity. 

Since caring for your tools can be tricky, we’ve put together a guide for maintaining Made by Yoke’s most popular wellness products. If you’re wondering how to clean a kansa wand, dry brush, or tongue cleaner, we’ve got you covered. 

Kansa Wand:

Kansa wands, Ayurvedic tools similar to jade rollers or gua sha crystals, are used with oils to massage the body. As kansa wands can be used on all parts of the body (including both the face and the feet) we recommend cleaning your wand every time you use it. 

To clean your wand, wipe down the bronze cap with tea tree oil and a soft cloth. Alternatively, you can submerge the metal portion of the wand should into a solution of mild soap and then dried with a new cloth. (For best results, only use mild, natural detergents.) 

Dry Brush:

Dry brushing physically exfoliates skin by sweeping away dead cells while simultaneously energizing the body. As a result, these brushes should be rinsed after every use and cleaned on a regular basis to prevent any build-up. 

How to clean a dry brush is thankfully very simple. Made with sisal and wood, our vegan dry brush is best cleaned by soaking the bristles in a bowl with warm water and a few drops of tea tree oil, making sure to avoid submerging the wooden handle. After a few minutes, pull the brush out, rinse with clean water, and hang to dry. 

Please note: even with proper care, we recommend changing out your dry brush every four to five months. (You can subscribe for automatic delivery and save 15% here). 

Tongue Cleaners:

Tongue cleaners, also known as tongue scrapers, are tools which eliminate toxins and odor-causing bacteria by literally scraping the white matter from the tongue. They’re a vital part of any oral-health routine, and they need to be cleaned after each use. 

At Made by Yoke, we offer both copper tongue cleaners and stainless-steel tongue cleaners. To clean these types of items, use a solution of either baking soda and lemon (really!). Here’s how:

Copper: Dissolve equal parts baking soda and lemon juice into a shallow dish. When the solution stops fizzing, rub the paste into the copper cleaner using a cloth. After twenty minutes, rinse the tongue cleaner under hot water, pat dry with a clean towel, and store in a dry location. 

Stainless Steel: Mix equal parts lemon juice, or vinegar, and water into a spray bottle. Mist the tongue cleaner until the item is completely covered. Then rinse the cleaner under hot water before wiping the item dry with a clean cloth. 

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