Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Natural Yoga Mat Cleaner Spray

Every now and again it's really nice to give your yoga mat a little TLC and a freshen up - especially if have a 'sweaty' practice or you use  'communal' mats at your local yoga studio / class.   I'm not fussy, but you never know who's feet might have been on the mat before you & whether their feet were clean and free of anything contagious!

So, having seen the cost of of yoga mat cleaners on various online yoga stores, I did a little investigation & found a great, natural mat cleaner that you can make in minutes & it costs next to nothing.    

Here it is ....

You will need .....

  • A small plastic/metal spray bottle
  • Enough distilled water to fill the bottle.  I found distilled water at my local supermarket where it is sold as water for steam irons.
To which you add: 
  • 10-15 drops of tea tree oil
  • 5-7 drops of eucalyptus or rosemary oil 

This particular recipe is a great anti-bacterial, anti-fungal spray but you could also use lavender & rose or a lavender & geranium mix if you wanted a more relaxing, uplifting scent on your mat.    It's great fun creating your own unique scent & way more fun than buying it ready made!

How to Use:

  • Spray your mat liberally & either, leave to dry naturally outside (away from direct sunlight) or, leave it to soak into the mat for a short while before 'buffing' the mat dry with a clean cloth.

About Nicole Stone ... Yoga 'discovered' me 15 years ago one wet, winters night in a dusty village hall where I went with my friend who wanted to 'give it a try'.   I was totally hooked after that very first night &, after attending various classes for 6 months, I signed up to a 2 year training course to become a yoga teacher.  Now, here I am, living in Spain and still absolutely LOVING to share the secrets of yoga with as many people as possible on my Yoga Breaks in Spain.   

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