DIY yoga mat refreshers

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Talking about the bliss of practising yoga in the summer heat  there’s  often an annoying detail that disturbs the concentration: a bad smelling mat. Unfortunately microbes and bacteria find their perfect habitat in a moist and rolled-up yoga mat. And if it’s not for the lurking bacteria, after a time of intense use any yoga mat loses its clean and fresh smell. So today I decided to spray my mats and to share my mat refreshing mixtures with you.

Refresher for a non-slip, open cell technology mat

  • take a 100ml glass spray bottle
  • fill it to 3/4 with purified water
  • add 1/2  teaspoon apple cider vinegar or witch hazel hydrolate
  • add a few drops of squeezed lemon
  • shake and spray
  • wipe with a clean damp towel
  • let it dry in the sunlight
  • do not mix in essential oils for this kind of mat


yoga mats

orange: non-porous, closed cell technology  –  blue: non-slip,open cell technology


Refresher for a non-porous, closed cell technology mat 

  • take a 100ml glass spray bottle
  • fill it  3/4 with purified water
  • add  1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar or witch hazel hydrolate
  • add 10 drops tea tree essential oil
  • add 10 drops lavender (orange, mint, eucalyptus) essential oil
  • shake and spray
  • wipe with a clean damp towel
  • dry in the sunlight

Voilà, your yoga mat is clean and fully refreshed!


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