My yoga mat goes with me everywhere! And that means...it gets dirty.
Sweat and grime tend to multiply in the summer. I'm expecting to encounter my fair share of each in these hot summer months (especially at The Wild Goose Festival this July)! I have been asked a lot recently about my favorite yoga mat spray. So, thought I would share an easy DIY (do-it-yourself) recipe for cleaning your yoga mat. A quick search of the internet pulls up many options for making your own cleaner. My favorite recipe is below and shares not only why this recipe is good for your body (germs on your mat, means germs on your body) but also good for your spirit!
Yoga Mat Cleaner (for Body and Spirit)
Combine your ingredients in your glass bottle (the glass is important for storage of the essential oils), shake, spray your mat, wipe down or air dry, and enjoy!
Benefits of Lavender:
antiseptic, analgesic, restorative, calmative, sedative, anti-infectious
Benefits of Tea Tree (also known as Melaleuca):
anti-microbial, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, disinfectant
Beyond cleaning your mat, these oils encourage* security, gentleness, compassion, vitality, clarity, comfort, and emotional balance for your body and your spirit.
*Aromatherapy for the Soul, Valerie Ann Worwood
Whitney R. Simpson
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