Why do you need a DIY Yoga Mat Cleaning Spray?
Well, do you exercise? My favorite way to get exercise is to grab a friend or two and haul up one of the many trails that are plentiful here in Colorado.
But when the weather is uncooperative, I head to the gym. I might take a pilates class or spin. Either way, at some point I will get on a yoga mat to exercise.
Do you think the gym cleans the mats they provide for you?
The completely-icks-me-out and makes-me-gag -a-bit answer is: not very often. Which creates a truly ugly picture: Sweaty person after sweaty person using a highly absorbent mat. Sorry if I just grossed you out too.
Of course, you can invest in your own mat and bring it. However, chances are you sweat a bit when you exercise. So unless your mat gets clean….well you know!
Don’t worry. I’ve got the perfect solution for keeping your yoga mat clean and smelling great.
It’s time to clean your yoga mat!
DIY Yoga Mat Cleaning Spray Recipe:
- 1 C Water
- 1/4 C Witch Hazel
- 10 drops Tea Tree Oil
- 15 drops Lavender Essential Oil
- 5 drops Eucalyptus Essential Oil
Mix the above ingredients together. Next, funnel it into a spray bottle, preferably one that is small enough that it can easily tuck into your gym bag.
It is simple and easy to use. Spray on your mat right after your workout and wipe down. Give your mat about 5 minutes to dry before rolling it up. See? Easy, right?
Viola! Stinky, sweaty yoga mats are now clean! WARNING: Be prepared for everyone in your pilates or yoga class to want to borrow it! It smells that good.