How often do we wash our yoga outfit but fail to get the sweat (and the rest) off our mats? Mats get gross, people. We most likely end up sweating on them and bringing all the hand-related germiness to the party, but if you’re anything like me (especially in the summer) you’ll be bringing all the bare-feet, muddy love to the mat, too. So we end up with some serious ick-factors involved in our lovely yoga practice (and a grubby mat is never pretty).

But, fret not, for I’ve an amazing and super easy recipe for a DIY mat cleaner.

How to make a DIY yoga mat cleaner

You’ll need:

  • A spray bottle (those ones for house plants are perfect)
  • Some apple cider vinegar (from your morning stash)
  • Tea tree essential oil and one other essential oil (I recommend lavender or, my favourite, grapefruit)


Just throw the ACV in the bottle with equal parts water. Mix in with the oils, shake, spray, and wipe! The tea tree is naturally antiseptic and an anti-fungal, and the ACV is a disinfectant and helps break up the gross oils left from a sweaty practice. You could even leave the mat outside on a sunny day to get a boost of sunshine cleaning, too.

Chloe - TYR Founder & Joyful Living Coach

POSTED: 14/08/2019

Chloe is a yoga teacher, mindfulness guide, and joyful living coach, and she thinks the meaning of life is probably to be as happy as possible.

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