The age-old problem:
There’s nothing worse than rolling out sticky yoga mats and finding a coating of dirt or smelling a faint whiff of days-old perspiration before you practice. Cleaning your yoga mat is often an afterthought, so it happens to the best of us.
Need for cleaning Yoga Mats:
The most effective method for cleaning and disinfecting yoga mats:
Spray bottles and hand towels are likely to be found in every yoga studio, with many more people waiting in line to use them after class. But what’s in those spray bottles, exactly?
A combination of equal parts distilled water and white vinegar, plus a drop of tea tree oil, is typical organic disinfection used by yogis all over the world. Tea tree oil is a tried-and-true antibacterial that efficiently destroys the germs and fungus that have taken up residence on your mat. When you combine it with white vinegar’s antibacterial characteristics, you’ve got yourself a tool that disinfects and cleans your mat at the same time.
How to Keep Your Mat Clean?
Spritz the solution on both sides of your yoga mat and wipe it away with a cloth. This should destroy any germs on your mat’s surface and make it smell better. When rolled, germs can move from the filthy side to the clean side.
So, you need to clean both sides of the mat. Because the top side of your mat is where you usually position your feet, hands, chest, back, and face. So, once you roll it up, you need to clean it to keep undesirable filth and bacteria off your body.
Buy readymade cleaning solutions if you don’t want to wait in line for the spray after every session. And, also, don’t trust your mixing talents when it comes to making your own.
The disinfectants are not only effective for preventing athlete’s foot, plantar warts. But, you can also use it to remove dirt and oil from your mat’s surface. That’s a good thing because all these factors can lead to skin problems, including acne.
How to scrub and rinse your yoga mats:
Is it possible to wash your yoga mats in the washing machine?