We spent so much time on the yoga mat, and I gathered we should be spending some time doing up our own yoga mat cleaner to keep it real clean and natural at the same time. Anyway, it’s fun to come up with your own concoction with your favourite scent!
Beyond cleaning your mat, you may also reap the benefits of the essential oils while you are holding your Adho Mukha Shavasana or Chaturanga.
Here’s my favourite recipe and it’s easy.
DIY Natural Yoga Mat Cleaner Recipe
100ml Spray Bottle (dark glass bottle)
Water (3/4 bottle)
Witch Hazel (1/4 bottle)
2 drops Peppermint
5 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil
10 drops of Lavender
Therapeutic properties of Peppermint:
- Increase energy and improve performance
- Alleviate headaches and migraine
Therapeutic properties of Tea Tree:
- Anti-microbial (natural household cleaner)
Therapeutic properties of Lavender:
- Improve mood and reduces stress
- Relieves headaches
- Improve sleep
- Promotes healthy skin
*Shake before spraying your yoga mat.
*Essential oil mixture is best stored in dark glass containers and should be kept out of direct sunlight and stored in a cool dry place. The way you store the essential oils affect their therapeutic properties.