This yoga mat recipe is from The Hungry Wife website. The link is below.
1/4 cup water (purified or distilled if possible)
1/4 cup witch hazel
10 drops tea tree oil
6 drops of other essential oils (lavender, lemongrass, rosemary, whatever your heart desires)
Place all ingredients in your spray bottle, shake and clean! Some extra notes, some witch hazel products contain 14% alcohol. This will not damage your natural rubber mat, but you can also find witch hazel with no alcohol if you wish to be completely alcohol free. When creating your custom scent, tea tree oil will be the main ingredient in your yoga mat cleaner after water and witch hazel, so when you experiment with your oils, be sure to put that in first. Going heavy on the lavender usually comes out very pleasant. You can spray onto your mat before or after your yoga class (but if you use it after, your mat will be fresh for each practice). Spray a thin layer onto your mat and wipe off with a dry or slightly dampened cloth or paper towel. If you have time to let your mat dry before you need it again, you can get your mat a little wetter and use a little more spray.
The site URL: http://www.thehungrywife.com/
The Title: Yoga Mat Cleaner Recipe
The below information came from http://www.wailana.com/yoga/newsletter/wash-yoga-mat.php
|How to Keep Your Yoga Mat Clean|
|Editor at Wai Lana|
Fitting yoga into your busy schedule is a challenge without having to worry about spending time cleaning your mat! However, regularly washing your yoga mat will:
The only way to keep most yoga mats clean is to wash them by hand, so here are some tips to show you how to wash a yoga mat easily.
Wash your yoga mat before first use
You will probably want to wash your yoga mat before its first use to remove any “rubbery” odor and slickness.
For its first wash, or whenever your yoga mat seems particularly dirty, you will probably want to give it a really thorough cleaning.
For lighter, more frequent maintenance cleaning and a quicker drying time, you can just clean your mat with a spray bottle and soft cloth.
Homemade Yoga Mat CleanerIt is very easy to make a spray-on mat cleaner that will break up sweat and dirt and kill odor-causing molds and bacteria while at the same time extending the lifespan of your mat. Try either of these recipes.
For a very simple, natural antibacterial/antifungal mat spray, simply mix 1 part warm water with 3 parts white vinegar. You can also try adding a few drops of essential oils like eucalyptus, lemongrass, lavender, mint, or tea tree oil to add a nice aroma and increase the germ- and odor-killing potential.
Another easy cleanser is a simple soap solution of 2 or 3 cups of water and a few drops of mild detergent.
Spray Cleaning Instructions
And one more site ...http://mayallbehappy.org/yoga-article/how-to-make-your-own-natural-yoga-mat-cleaner/
with one more recipe.
Yoga Mat Cleaner Recipe