Many of our clients at In Balance Hot Yoga as us how to best go about cleaning their yoga mat. We love to keep things natural wherever possible so we asked local aromatherapy specialist Debbie from New Forest Aromatics for an easy homemade recipe for an all-natural yoga mat cleaning spray. Debbie has been a qualified aromatherapist for over 20 years.
There's no denying in our hot yoga classes that your yoga mat is going to get a "tad" sweaty!
All natural yoga mat cleaning spray - an easy homemade recipe by New Forest Aromatics
Use a 100ml finger spray bottle and add the following ingredients:
- 90mls spring water
- 10mls high proof alcohol (vodka)
- 15 drops lavender essential oil
- 5 drops tea tree essential oil
- 10 drops grapefruit essential oil
- 5 drops lemon essential oil
- 5 drops frankincense essential oil
- Shake up the mixture before using
- Spray evenly over your mat, and wipe with a clean, dry cloth.
- Let your mat dry before you roll it up for storage.
Taking care of your sticky mat is just good hygiene no matter how you practice your yoga, but when you drip a lot of sweat onto your, you really should be cleaning it every time you roll it up. After all, when you lay down on your back at the end of class for a nice relaxing savasana pose, you don't want to be thinking of all the bacteria that your feet and sweat have transferred onto the mat. A sweet smelling yoga mat will help you relax!
So here is the homemade recipe for you to make and keep the relationship with your mat fresh!
N.B. Do not use if allergic to any of these essential oils.
How often you clean your mat is up to you, but it’s nice to do it every few days to keep your mat smelling fresh and clean. You can also use your spray as a room freshener before the practice for a little aromatherapy goodness!
About New Forest Aromatics
New Forest Aromatics are passionate about creating totally natural products and at the same time caring for the environment. This is why their ingredients we use are never tested on animals, never synthetic and as much as possible, source local ingredients.
Many of their products bear the New Forest Marque. If not local, then they take great care to ensure that all other ingredients are natural and from sustainable sources. New Forest Aromatics are also making a positive drive to reduce our waste and continue to find new ways of packaging our products to have a less harmful impact on the environment.