Yoga Mat Cleaner Recipe

14 May

Tonight The Hungry Wife is getting off topic a little bit.  I want to give you a recipe to teach you how to make your own yoga mat cleaner.  Not only is it important for us to eat healthy, and expand our horizons through food, but it is equally important to exercise and yoga is a great way to get in shape mentally and physically.  I have recently started practicing Anusara yoga, and just went to my first hot yoga class.  The room was 90 degrees, and I was feeling great and getting sweaty.  This is what made me realize, I really need to clean my mat.

It can be hard to find mat cleaners, as they are not often carried in stores.  You can find them online, and they can cost anywhere from $8-$12 for an 8 ounce bottle, but what are they made out of, and how safe are they for you and your mat?  Well, now you can take control over your yoga mat cleanser by making your own.

Now you can be free from that funky smell of a dirty yoga mat. What you’ll need is a spray bottle, water, witch hazel, tea tree oil, and essential oils (whatever appeals to you). Tea tree oil contains natural antimicrobial properties, so this will not only make your Yoga mat smell nice, it will also disinfect your Yoga mat naturally.  Remember that you’re only using a small amount of your essential oils, so those little, seemingly pricey bottles will be economical in the long run. Most health food stores have essential oils to purchase along with small guides about which ones are safe for the skin and/or which make good cleansers.

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14 Responses to “Yoga Mat Cleaner Recipe”

  1. dental hygienist 17. May, 2010 at 2:22 am #

    This is such a great resource that you are providing and you give it away for free. I enjoy seeing websites that understand the value of providing a prime resource for free. I truly loved reading your post. Thanks!

    • Brooke Crigger 17. May, 2010 at 8:30 am #

      Thank you so much! The Hungry Wife is passionate about food, and everything else discussed. We enjoy sharing this with others and knowing that it is useful and helping expand horizons. There is a lot more coming, so keep checking back.

  2. forex robot 17. May, 2010 at 9:59 pm #

    found your site on del.icio.us today and really liked it.. i bookmarked it and will be back to check it out some more later

    • Brooke Crigger 18. May, 2010 at 7:41 am #

      Excellent! We are still pretty new, and trying to build up our recipe catalog the best we can.

  3. Erica 02. Jun, 2010 at 10:05 pm #

    Hi Brooke!
    Found you through the Pinckney FB page. Just wanted to tell you I clean my yoga mat by grabbing a damp paper towel, sprinkling the two oils you have shown on here, and swabbing that sucker down. My mat always smells so good the next time I use it! I also sprinkle Mellow Mix on my air purifier filter in my office. People love to come visit!
    Erica

  4. PCTV Software 11. Oct, 2010 at 2:05 pm #

    There’s always something intersting to learn when reading your posts. All the best and I look forward to next time!

  5. Evi 25. Aug, 2012 at 10:02 pm #

    Just made up a recipe of your divine Yoga Mat Cleaner to break in my brand new Eco Mat. I used the Aura Cacia Tranquility Formula. The cleaner came out amazing. I could use it as a body spray it’s so yummy smelling. :)
    Thank you!!

    • Brooke Crigger 26. Aug, 2012 at 6:55 pm #

      So glad to hear you like the cleaner! It really is great. I love to use it just before my practice, that way I can really benefit from the aromatherapy.

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