For all my yogi friends, how long has it been since you cleaned your yoga mat? I know how it goes…… yoga practice is over and you’re onto the next thing. Who has time to wipe down your mat? If you are not wiping down your mat frequently, then most likely it is getting pretty disgusting. I am going to show you how easy it is to make a non-toxic yoga mat spray that you can use between those deep cleanings. A little spritz and wipe down after each practice will keep the germs at bay and leave your mat smelling amazing! You only need three simple ingredients and a few minutes of your time to whip up a batch of spray.
- Distilled water
- Witch hazel
- A blend of your favorite essential oils
- Container with misting spray lid
- Fill the container ¾ of the way with distilled water
- Add a blend of essential oils for a total of
15 drops (2 oz. bottle)
30 drops (4 oz. bottle) *essential oil tips below
- Fill the rest of the bottle up with the witch hazel
- Apply the lid and give it a good shake
- Tea Tree Oil/Melaleuca (purifying, cleansing)
- Lavender (calming, relaxing, tension releasing) properties that promote peaceful sleep and ease feelings of tension)
- Lemongrass (uplifting, invigorating)
- Eucalyptus (mental clarity, relaxing, cleansing, healthy breathing)
- Peppermint (refreshing, uplifting, healthy breathing)
- Wild Orange (cleansing, purifying, uplifting)
- Lemon (cleansing, purifying, and invigorating) *One of the most versatile oils, and not expensive!!!
Feel free to add some of your other favorite essential oils. Mix and blend to your heart’s desire. Write down what you use so the next time you go to make up a blend, you know what works and what doesn’t.
I love essential oils and use them every day! I use them to clean with, as part of my health regimen, and to improve my emotional wellbeing. If you have questions or want to learn more, please send me an email and we can chat. Here is a link to the essential oils I prefer to use.
I prefer to use glass, especially if the mix is not going to be used up quickly. The essential oils can break down plastic after a time.
Here are some links to where you can get bottles and misting lids at a good price.
Don’t throw your empty essential oil bottles away! If you have empty essential oil bottles kicking around, these bottles work really well for compact sprays to put in your yoga bag or purse! Empty essential oil bottles will also have some oil left in them. Just add a little water and swish it around to use up ALL the oil.
If you think you are going to remember what is in the bottle and what essential oils you put in, you are wrong. You don’t know how many bottles of stuff I have kicking around the house and I don’t know what’s in them. What a waste!
You can get a fancy label, or just apply a piece of painters tape. Whatever you do write down what is in the bottle!
I have a FREE editable printable label for you. Just click the photo below to download.
After you download the PDF file, you can type in the ingredients, and title of the blend, and the weight. You can also just write on the label.
The PDF will have little white boxes, that is where you will click and start typing. If you want to save the changes you make to your labels, you will need to open your pdf file with a pdf viewer. I recommend using pdx-xchange viewer. It can be downloaded for FREE. You may also just use Adobe Reader, however, you will not be able to save the changes you make unless you have the adobe program that will do that.
Save your pdf file and print out as many times as you want. I just ask that you use these labels for personal use only and not for resale. Simply click on those white boxes and start typing. Print on sticker paper, or regular paper. Cut out and apply to your bottles.
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Enjoy a clean, sweet smelling mat!