• Stefanie

How to Make Your Own Yoga Mat Deodorizer

Friends, has this situation ever happened to you:

You are getting ready to practice some yoga, whether it be a quick routine at home, or participating in a class at the gym or your favourite studio. Suddenly, as you are in savasana or sitting comfortably, you get a whiff of something awful. It's not your clothing, that just came out of the wash. It's not you, you haven't even started class yet and you remembered deodorant today. Maybe it's... no... it can't be... your MAT?!?! You lean down to check and confirm that stank is coming right from your mat.

This is a situation I have run into recently, and let me tell you it is difficult to be in that yoga state of mind when all you can concentrate on is the stink of your mat. There are many places where you can purchase yoga mat deodorizers. The biggest problem I've found is that many of them are quite expensive.

Why not make your own custom cleaner/deodorizer?! It is very simple, and you can customize the scent, and essentially the cleaner, to your heart's desire. This is truly the beauty of this DIY, it is so easy to make, customizable, and will help you focus on your yoga practice that much easier.

Here's what you'll need:

  • Spray bottle

  • 1/2 cup warm water

  • 1 1/2 cup white vinegar

  • 10-15 drops of your essential oil(s) of choice (I found mine on Amazon here)

What to do:

Add the water and white vinegar to your bowl. Use the spoon to stir them up.

Add 15-20 drops of your selected essential oil(s) to the bowl and stir.

Use the funnel to add the mixture to the spray bottle. Once filled, shake the bottle to make sure that the mixture is even more well-combined.

Spray all over your mat and wipe down. Once dry, enjoy your stank-free mat!

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