Alright, it’s time to drop a major truth bomb. Despite using my yoga mat every single day, I rarely wipe it down. Gross? Yep. Ashamed? Very much so. But thanks to a germ-fighting spray that only requires three ingredients to make, I’m officially out of excuses. It’s time to get down to business.
Even though it doesn’t seem like your yoga mat would get too disgusting—especially if you’re the only one using it!—past data has shown they’re a breeding ground for bacteria and skin infections thanks to all the sweat, dirt, and grime that builds up on them. To make sure you’re flowing through your favorite poses on a squeaky-clean surface, Loren Miche, the low-waste wellness blogger behind Chickpea Wellness, created a non-toxic mix that can take care of the problem without the use of harsh chemicals.
In her yoga mat cleaner spray, Miche combines some must-haves you probably already have at home: a cup of water, 1/3 cup witch hazel—which works as a gentle cleanser—and 10 to 20 drops of the essential oils of your choice, like tea tree oil for its anti-bacterial properties. After shaking up the ingredients, you can spray it right onto your mat just like you would in class, then wipe it down with a towel.
Here’s to never being judged about your yoga mat cleaning habits ever again.
For the full instructions, head over to Loren Miche’s Yoga Mat Cleaner post.
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NEW DIY on the blog! ✨ this is a recipe I’ve had on my mind for quite a while since I ran out of my pre-made mat cleaner! If you know me you know one of my big passions is yoga and has been for the past 9 years! I’ve actually had my mat for 9 years and it’s still brand new looking because I love to take care of it, so that’s why I had to make a nice cleaner that’s not overly harsh and full of chemicals. I saw on Pinterest(forever on there!) that witch hazel is good for cleaning mats which is great because I needed to get some for my face anyways. This is made out of 3 simple ingredients: . •witch hazel •water •essential oil of choice . Full details and instructions on how to clean your mat are on my blog! (Link in my bio🧘🏼♀️✨)