Hot yoga, warm yoga, yin yoga… No matter what kind of yoga you do, no matter what your level, every yoga mat needs to be cleaned often! Think about it… Yoga is done on the floor of a studio, in your home, or sometimes outdoors, AND you often drip sweat on your mat throughout practice. The collection of germs and dirt on your mat can get really gross, REALLY fast. Here’s the solution to keeping your mat clean and safe. In just about 3 minutes, you can make this DIY Natural Yoga Mat Cleaner by mixing 3 ingredients together that will both sanitize and rejuvenate your mat. What’s even better is that you can do this 100% synthetic-chemical free and make your own scent for the spray that suits your mood! So- get mixing and then get on your mat!
Practicing on a dirty mat is not nice! Make and use this easy DIY Natural Yoga Mat Cleaner and keep things fresh. Using essential oils to do the dirty work allows your mats to be clean and pure. Clean mats mean long, deep, clean breaths.
Here’s what you need to make 3-4oz:
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/4 cup witch hazel OR white vinegar
- 5 drops of Young Living Essential Oils of your choice. Make a mat cocktail of your choice:) Have fun experimenting! I like to use Tea Tree, Thieves, Purification, Rosemary, and a blend of Lavender and Vetiver to make different scented sprays! You can order a set HERE.
- spray bottles to fit the size of your batch
******** I ONLY use Young Living Essential Oils. They are of the highest quality, PURE, cold-pressed or steam distilled (meaning NO chemicals are used in their production like many store-bought ones), and SAFE. Young Living Essential Oils go through STRICT testing and monitoring procedures to insure their purity and content. They are a Start to Seed company which means that you can trace the lots of oils back to the very fields they were grown on, therefore, their production process as well. Click HERE to order Young Living Essential Oils.
Here’s why the ingredients work:
Witch Hazel- Witch hazel is an astringent helping to clean and purify surfaces and skin.
White Vinegar- White Vinegar is a really strong natural cleaner. Many germs and microbes can not survive the acidity of vinegar so things become clean and purified with its use.
Tea Tree Oil, Thieves, Purification, and the Lavender/ Vetiver Blend – All of these Essential oils or blends have properties that sanitize and purify.
All this power with no synthetic chemicals!!!!
Here’s What you do:
- Mix all ingredients in the spray bottle.
- Shake to incorporate and VOILA! You are now ready to use your spray!
To use: Spray one side of your mat with the DIY Yoga Mat Cleaner. Wipe down the side with a damp towel. Repeat on the other side. Allow your mat to dry fully before re-rolling or using it! ENJOY your clean, fresh, and YUMMY smelling Yoga Mat! 🙂
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