After that sweaty invigorating session, your mat is a breeding ground for harmful bacteria. Gross!
The simple, go-to solution might be to give it a wipedown with an all-purpose cleaner. However, not only are many household cleaning products harmful to us, the environment, our pets, family’s health, they can also get expensive. Even some of the “green” products out there pose a threat as well due to synthetic additives combined with the all-natural ingredients. That’s where a DIY yoga mat spray will come in handy.
This may come as a shocker, but you don’t have to buy into the hype of over the market products if you can create a healthier green version yourself. When you make your own cleaning products, you know exactly what goes in them, so you can create something that’s truly all natural and nontoxic that’s simple, quick and cheap.
Here are just some of the many benefits of using a DIY Yoga Mat Spray:
- There will be no chemicals that can be absorbed into the skin which diminishes the chance for illness to occur that are chronic or more serve if used for prolong time.
- There will not be any environmental toxins that can enter the air. Instead opting for a natural cleanser creates a healthier breathing environment for those who surround you during your practice.
- A harsh smell that would be with a nontoxic cleanser is replaced with softer to no smell product like essentials oils.
- Simple Products that are easily accessible like Tea Tree Oil, Lemon Juice, Vinegar, witch hazel, and distilled water can come in handy for those pinching for cash.
The enjoyable part about making your own yoga mat spray is that you can mix and match the ingredients that go into it to create your ideal scent. Tea tree, lemongrass, lavender, peppermint, and eucalyptus essential oils are great options for scents and witch hazel, vinegar, distill water, and lemon are great cleaning agents. The following are 5 recipes that will have your mat clean before your next yoga session.
You’ll just need a spray bottle and the following listed ingredients in the recipes listed below:
Recipe # 3
- 1 part distilled water to 3 parts witch hazel
- 5 drops eucalyptus oil
- 5 drops peppermint oil
- 5 drops lemongrass oil
- 3/4 cup distilled water
- 1/4 witch hazel
- 5 drops tea tree oil
- 2 drops lavender oil
- 3/4 cup water
- 1/2 of lemon juice
- 5 drops lavender oil
- 5 drops eucalyptus oil
It is that simple and quick to create a natural DIY yoga mat recipe that is not only a great cleaner but safe and free of toxins. Next time one of your yoga friends ask you if you know something better than what is offered on the market you can offer them one of these go to recipes.