DIY This Yoga Mat Cleaner in 5 Minutes
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DIY This Yoga Mat Cleaner in 5 Minutes

As yoga grows in popularity, studios are popping up everywhere offering classes from “Yoga With Weights” and “Hot Yoga” to the historically traditional Ashtanga, Iyengar and Yin. With more yoga comes more yoga accessories including tons of mats. If you’ve ever taken a yoga class, you know that an hour of sun salutes means a boatload of sweat landing right on your mat. Today we’re going to make two DIY yoga mat cleaners so that you can wipe up that perspiration and keep your mat smelling good and staying free from bacteria.

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. If you’re not sure which kind of mat you have (open-cell or closed-cell), Google it! The brand will usually list specifications for the mats they sell.

 

Option 1: For a non-slip mat (open-cell technology)

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!

Option 2: For a non-porous mat (closed-cell technology)

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!

Smells so good!

Of course we had to show some outtakes. These were too good to keep to ourselves!

How do you clean your yoga mat? Share your DIY mat cleaner recipes with us in the comments!