Oooh, that fresh new yoga mat smell! There’s nothing like the smell of a brand new yoga mat. And then…the inevitable happens. The days, weeks, and months of practice that you put your mat through naturally make it smell acrider. It’s not a pretty thing as even though you love your mat up to this point, it’s honestly a little gross smelling after a while. But don’t worry — cleaning your yoga mat isn’t as arduous and complicated as it might seem sometimes. Here are some easy steps to take care of your yoga mat:
Today, we’ll teach you how to make your own Yoga mat cleaning products.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- aerosol bottle
- white vinegar
- dishwashing soap
And, of course, that filthy yoga mat.
Step#1: Use your spray bottle to add a tiny amount of white vinegar.
Step #2: Then, add a few drops of dishwashing soap, too.
Step #3: Pour the mixture over some water, then swirl it for a few seconds to stir it up.
Step #4: When the cleaning solution is prepared to go, you can lay out your mat and spray with the cleaner.
Step #5: Then take the washcloth and clean it.
Step #6: Repeat this with the other side If you feel it is required it.
Step #7: Once you’ve finished cleaning the rug, put it on something else to dry.
Now you have an attractive yoga mat that is clean.
Yoga mats can be expensive and require maintenance to last. Yoga mats can be expensive, so you want yours to last as long as possible. Here are some tips for keeping your mat in good condition:
After each use, wipe off your mat with a damp towel. It’s essential to do this after you sweat. To make cleaning easier, place the carpet in a bathtub or shower stall when you’re done using it and spray it down with a hose or shower attachment.
You can purchase yoga mat sprays at most health and fitness stores. Spray your mat after each use to prevent dirt and grime from accumulating on top of the rubber material of the mat. Be sure not to use cleaners or solvents that will damage the mat instead of cleaning it; many yoga mat sprays contain alcohol, which is fine for cleaning the mat’s surface but will dry out the rubber underneath.
If you notice that one side of your mat is more worn than the other, flip it over once every three months or so. This will allow you to continue using both sides of your yoga mat evenly without making the clean side dirty.
As long as you remember to clean and dry your mat after use and take care of it, the benefits of using a quality mat will far outweigh the little bit of extra effort, it takes to keep your mat in good shape. The best part is that a clean, hydrated mat means fewer bacteria lurking on it and on the floor when you come back later to practice again. And while they’re expensive, they’ll last you for years if you take proper care, making them well worth the investment.