As you well know, I love yoga and have found my passion for it this year. It has become an integral part of my life and I am thankful to have bonded with the practice the way I have. I am starting to see the results of dedicated practice and it is not something that will come and go. Regular yoga practice is here to stay! You can also read about why I love yoga and the health benefits of yoga.
One thing I don’t love about yoga is how dirty my mat gets and how often I forget to clean it! (ewwwww!) If you think about it, yoga mats are nasty little places. Not only do you have all the dirt and germs from the floor of your living room or studio, but you also have the dirt and germs from your feet, and then if you’re doing hot yoga classes (or just happen to sweat like me) then you have that added icky-ness too! I was washing my yoga mat in the bathtub with a couple drops of gentle soap and warm and letting it soak for a few minutes. But, that only works when I have time AND when I remember to do it! So, I went to the store to buy some mat cleaner – $12.95 for a little bottle? Are you kidding me? I can make my own! And make my own, I did. It works great and smells great! Plus, since it’s in a spray bottle in my living room, I am more apt to clean my mat often!
Homemade Yoga Mat Cleaner Recipe
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1/2 cup witch hazel
1/2 cup distilled water
40 drops tea tree oil
Essential oil of your choice (optional)
Add all the ingredients to a clean spray bottle and shake gently to combine. To use, just lay your mat out or hang it up and spray liberally all over the surface. Let it sit for a couple minutes and then wipe off with a wet towel. Let your mat air dry and you’re good to go!
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