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Cleaning Your Yoga Mat

How can you keep your yoga mat clean and hygienic? Yes, you do need to wash it…. but how? I put my low-cost mats in the washing machine with a mild detergent on a low heat, then hang them out to dry. However, you can’t machine wash all mats. I have three high-end Manduka mats that are for my own personal use. They are of varying thicknesses, but none can go in a machine. So, I wash them with a combo of water and essential oils. You can mix your own in a bowl with tap water and wash with a cloth. I’d recommend opting for at oils that are seen to have antimicrobial and antibacterial properties, such as tea tree, lavender, lemongrass, or eucalyptus. You can combine oils too, but be careful with the quantities. You do not need too much! You can also spritz your mat with a yoga mat spray, like the ones that I make and sell, but it will also need a really good clean every now and again. You can spray your mat thoroughly with your spray, then wipe it with a damp cloth and allow it to dry naturally, or dry with another cloth. Avoid using washing-up liquid to wash your mat…. you may struggle to get rid of the residue, and the surface may remain slippery.

Coming up in future blogs…

Why are so many people going vegan and what does it mean to ‘go vegan’?

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