How to clean your yoga mat naturally.
As a yogi, you probably spend loads of time on your yoga mat. You roll it out regularly at home and at the studio. But how often do you actually clean your yoga mat?
Well, if you do not clean your yoga mat after every use, you might need to reconsider. In lab tests, some yoga mats have been found to have various germs on their surfaces, like Staphylococus, Fungus and many allergens. The good news are that you can make your own yoga mat spray at home with a few simple and inexpensive ingredients.
- 1 3/4 cup filtered water
- 1/2 teaspoon tea tree oil
- 1/2 teaspoon witch hazel or white vinegar
- 5 drops eucalyptus essential oil, or more if desired
- 5 drops lavender essential oil, or more if desired
If you are not a fan of tea tree oil, you can substitute it with another antibacterial oil such as lemongrass, eucalyptus or peppermint.
Fill your spray bottle with water and add in the essential oils. Shake the yoga mat cleaner and spray your entire mat. Then, wipe down your mat with a damp cloth. Repeat on the other side, and allow your mat to dry for 5-10 minutes before rolling it up for storage.
Enjoy you germ free PeaceYoga Mat!!