How Often Should I Clean My Yoga Mat?
How many of you have quietly wondered how often you should clean your yoga mat? How many of you have wondered if it’s gross that you’ve NEVER cleaned your yoga mat? <– I was definitely part of the latter group at one point in time, so have no shame, haha 😉
Let’s set the record straight: yes, you definitely DO need to clean your yoga mat. Some people say after every class, but I’d venture to say every week if you use it regularly.
You can make a super simple (cheap!) disinfecting spray at home that won’t wear down your mat and won’t cake it with chemicals.
Here’s how to keep it clean:
In an empty spray bottle, mix 1 part white vinegar and 1 part water PLUS a few drops of your favorite essential oil. Shake it vigorously and then spray it all over your mat and wipe it down with a clean towel. It’ll stay damp for a few hours, but leave it unrolled until it’s dry. If you can set it outside in the sunshine, even better!
This will keep your mat clean enough for regular use so you don’t have to worry about all the funky germs that have built up! Plus, I love that you can actually clean your mat without using chemicals!
Over to you! OK, fess up! How often do you clean your mat? What’s your favorite essential oil? I absolutely LOVE lemon or lemongrass. Super fresh scent and one of the less expensive oils 😉