Rub the soiled areas. Wipe the mat with clean water; then rub with a dry terry cloth towel. Hang to air dry. If your mat is heavily soiled, submerge it in a solution of warm water and mild detergent; use very little soap as any residue may cause the mat to become slippery during future use.
Seriously, it’s easy: just mix water, witch hazel, and a few drops of your favorite essential oils to make this potent yoga mat cleaner.
Here are two easy and inexpensive solution:
Three drops of tea tree oil
Two drops of peppermint oil
Two drops of lavender oil
This is for a stronger antibacterial/antifungal spray.
1 part warm water with 3 parts white vinegar
Add 8-12 drops of essential oils like eucalyptus, lemongrass, lavender, mint, or tea tree oil
For both solutions, mix thoroughly and place the solution in a spray bottle.
Spray your yoga mat cleaner liberally over the surface of your mat. If your mat seems especially dirty, let the cleanser sit and soak in a bit before cleaning it off.
Allow your mat to air dry, which should take only about 5 to 10 minutes. If it takes longer than this, try rubbing your mat down more with the towel to remove the excess water and speed up the drying time.