all natural yoga mat cleaner DIY

I don't know about you but I like to keep my mat fresh and clean. Yoga mats can get pretty gross and smelly when they should be your sanctuary. Unfortunately, my mat takes a sweat bath every yoga class since I practice the Bikram series hot yoga. And I smell pretty bad after class, so I know my mat takes a beating. I keep my yoga mat fresh and clean with a homemade spray that takes only 3 ingredients (one of them being water). It's all natural, and smells amazing! I even used this before yoga competition as an aromatherapy strategy to keep calm and centered during warm-up. I can't take credit for this recipe, I actually got the idea from our yoga studio Sweet Heat Hot Yoga, but thought I'd share it all with you, since it's effective and saves a lot of money. 

Ingredients:

  • 1 quart water
  • 2 tsp tea tree oil 
  • 1 tsp lavender essential oil

Instructions:

  • Mix ingredients together into a large spray bottle
  • That's it. It's that easy : )

Tea tree oil acts as a disinfectant, and lavender oil is known to support tranquility. The combo of the two scents together is pure bliss in my opinion, and I like my spray quite fragrant. If you don't need your cleaner to be so strong, you can always add less of each oil and play around with ratios. You can also take your quart spray bottle and fill a small spray bottle for travel like the one I have pictured above.