Homemade Yoga Mat Cleaner

HOMEMADE YOGA MAT CLEANER

There are many different options for caring for your yoga mat. Deciding on how to care for your mat depends on your preferences and what type of yoga mat you own. Make sure you check with your yoga mat supplier to see if they recommend care specific to their product. If you purchase a new yoga mat, you’ll want to clean your yoga mat to get the desired sticky quality before you start using it.

Who needs a clean yoga mat? You’re a true yogi down to the core, and you like your yoga practice, raw, natural, and earthy. You don’t mind your own sweaty mat because it defines your hard-earned practice.

Technology is keeping up with the new demand for mats and makers are experimenting with different materials to craft the perfect mat. Depending on the type of material used to make yours, you’ll want to use specific cleaner.

FOR A NON-SLIP MAT

Materials:
– small spray bottle

Ingredients:
– white vinegar
– distilled water
– lemon

Note: Do not use any essential oils in this one!

Instructions:

1. Fill your bottle ¾ full with distilled water.

2. Add a ⅛ tsp white vinegar.

3. Squeeze a few drops of lemon into the bottle.

4. Shake and spray!

FOR A NON-POROUS MAT

Materials:
– small spray bottle

Ingredients:
– distilled water
– witch hazel
– essential oils (we used tea tree, peppermint and lavendar)

The witch hazel emulsifies the oil and water. If you don’t have any of it around, you can also use vodka!

Instructions:

1. Fill your bottle ¾ of the way with distilled water.

2. Add a ⅛ tsp of witch hazel.

3. Add a few drops of essential oil (the combo you like best).

4. Shake and spray!