I have a confession. Besides a rinse here and there, my mats are dirty. I haven't scrubbed them in a year. That's really gross, considering I practice daily (and occasionally find my dog enjoying savasana whenever I leave a mat out). At least I'm the only one who uses my mats?
Regardless, it was time for a good cleaning. I made my own mat wash, mostly because I didn't know where to look to purchase one here in Germany, but also because I knew I had all the ingredients to make my own.
The spray smells so good, and you can be sure it's doing its job because the essential oils and witch hazel are antibacterial and anti-fungal. Ok here's what you'll need to do.
Ingredients for a Yoga Mat Cleaner
5oz witch hazel
10 drops peppermint essential oil
6 drops lavender essential oil
6 drops eucalyptus essential oil
Directions: Put everything in a spray bottle. Shake, spray on the yoga mat, and wipe.