Many of us find ourselves practicing yoga on a daily basis and chances are, we have a specific mat for each style of yoga that we practice. Our yoga mats are something that we cannot neglect in the world of yoga so it is important to keep them clean!
Making sure that our yoga mats are in tip-top shape is an essential part of creating a healthy yoga practice. This means rolling out those well-loved mats every once in a while and cleaning every square inch. No matter what type of yoga you may practice or how often you practice, it is still important to show your mat a little TLC.
There are many yogis who take one look at their mat and think that it’s perfectly clean, when in reality it’s in need of a little attention. I must admit, I can be one of those people at times but nothing beats the sensation of a clean yoga mat especially after my yoga sessions.
I enjoy a little heated vinyasa yoga from time to time, so keeping my mat clean is a priority of mine. There is something about doing yoga in a hot room at a fast and powerful pace that keeps me coming back for more. But with that heated vinyasa addiction, comes a very dirty mat! If you enjoy heated yoga like I do, I’m sure you can relate.
To freshmen up my mat, I create a refreshing yoga mat spray. This mat spray is made up of simple, natural, and soothing ingredients that will make you want to go straight into Savasana. With the essence of peppermint mixed with the soothing aromas of lavender, lemongrass, and tea tree, this yoga mat spray is bound to make you feel energized and grounded during your next yoga session.
Glass spray bottle
3 parts water
1 part witch hazel or white vinegar
10 drops peppermint
10 drops lavender
5 drops lemongrass
5 drops tea tree oil
1) Mix ingredients and pour into spray bottle.
2) Place in spray bottle and shake well to combine.
3) Spray on yoga mat after finishing practice.
4) Wipe the mat with clean cloth or towel.
5) Flip the mat and repeat on the other side.