Using a simple DIY yoga mat cleaning solution is one of the best things you can do to protect the investment you have made in this important yoga accessory. There are many products on the market for cleaning these mats. However, there is not one product that will remove every stain and dirt on your mat. The only way to ensure the life of your mat is to give it the attention it deserves. Here are some ways that you can clean your yoga mat.
If you are just starting out practicing yoga, and have not yet invested in a yoga mat, then it’s very important that you purchase one. These mats are very useful and essential when practicing yoga. As you begin practicing yoga, you will notice that your mat will become dirty from sweat and body liquids. One of the easiest ways to clean it regularly is with a homemade organic yoga mat cleaner.
This is a fairly simple homemade organic yoga mat cleaner that utilizes natural ingredients. To make the cleaner simply mix one tablespoon of lavender essential oil with one tablespoon of baking soda and one tablespoon of liquid soap. Use a non-stick sprayer to spray the mixture all over your mat and shake well. Allow the mixture to sit for a few minutes. Once the mixture is still, it can be used to wipe down the surface of the mat.
Another great way to effectively clean your diy yoga mat cleaner is to mix one tablespoon of olive oil, one tablespoon of bleach, and a quarter-cup of liquid detergent. All you have to do is mix the ingredients together and use a spray bottle with water to spray onto the mat. This is especially good if you happen to spill something on the mat. Let the mixture sit on the surface for a few minutes before wiping it off. Be sure to allow the solution time to soak in before scrubbing the spill so that stains will not be missed.
A great way to clean your DIY yoga mat cleaners is to mix one teaspoon of liquid fabric softener, three drops peppermint essential oil, and four cups of water. You can make a paste out of these ingredients by combining them in a clean glass spray bottle and applying it directly onto the stained area. You can wipe this solution clean with a cloth. Just be sure that you are only applying the drops of peppermint essential oil, and not the entire bottle of liquid fabric softener.
Using this homemade diy yoga mat cleaner, you can remove any stains or spots. This will help prevent future stains from forming. You can also remove any kind of germs using this solution as well. Once you apply the mixture, you will immediately see the germs on the surface of the mat gone.
There are a number of things you can do to keep your yoga mat clean without using any cleaning liquids. For example, you can use a mild soap, but you should try to not use any body wash, soap, or body lotion. Using any of these products near the spine could cause serious discomfort. Also, try to stay away from synthetic materials, and only use materials made out of natural ingredients. Natural ingredients are much easier to clean with any of the above ingredients than any other chemicals.
Using any of these homemade solutions will help stop bacteria from forming and causing you to sweat. Without sweating, you will not be able to concentrate on your yoga classes. Sweating will actually increase the amount of bacteria present and allow it to breed more quickly than if you did not sweat at all. Using a combination of these simple remedies for the problem, as well as the help of your own body to fight off the bacteria, should help you to keep your yoga sessions clean without the need for the ever so dreaded dab of disinfectant. The last thing you want is for your yoga classes to become the new scrub room.