Yoga has been a major part of my day since I broke my hip over a year ago. It’s gotten me back on my feet through a very long, difficult recovery.
Rarely missing a day I focus on deepening my practice because it has become such a great way to find myself and grow, and while I practice almost twice a day there’s one thing sometimes I tend to forget- cleaning my mat. Seems rather simple right?
What happens is, I’m working hard, sweating away, then what? Roll it up and pack it away then go clean up. I’ll admit I forget to clean it, why I am really not sure, it’s simple, quick – a no fuss deal yet – oops. So here we are, a DIY mat cleaner I’ve come to enjoy using after the end of my practice.
I have two cleaning sprays I like but tend to use the one with Peppermint more than the one with Tea Tree oil. Using essential oils is cheaper than any other cleaner you buy whether at a yoga studio or the store, plus it’s safe for you as well as the air around you. The oils disinfect the mat, and leave a wonderful soft scent behind the next time you unroll and get down to your workout.
#1 DIY Mat Cleaner
1 C Water
1/4 C Witch Hazel
10 drops Tea Tree
Oil 15 drops Lavender Essential Oil
5 drops Eucalyptus Essential Oil
Put everything in a spray bottle and stake. Spray on the mat and wipe.
#2 DIY Mat Cleaner
2 cups water
5oz witch hazel ( 1/2 cup plus 2 Tablespoons)
10 drops peppermint essential oil
6 drops lavender essential oil
6 drops eucalyptus essential oil
Directions: Put everything in a spray bottle. Shake, spray on the yoga mat, and wipe.
Do you remember to clean any of your workout accessories? If so, what do you use?