I work out at home in my carpeted living room typically so I rarely use a yoga mat. However, I realized that my palms and knees were starting to get carpet burn so I purchased a cheap yoga mat at Tj Maxx. After a couple of uses it began to smell and feel a bit funky. I didn't want to spray it down with some general cleanser because I roll all over that thing so I began looking up natural alternatives. I found a simple recipe and made up my own natural and cheap yoga mat cleanser!
*Empty spray bottle (I used an old Lush bottle I had laying around)
*Tea Tree Oil
*Essential/Scented Oil (optional)
Step 1: Thoroughly clean out spray bottle
Step 2: Fill 2/3 of the way up with tap water
Step 3: Fill close to 1/3 (leave a little bit for the oil) with the vinegar
Step 4: Add about 7-8 drops of tea tree oil
Step 5: Add a scented or essential oil since the combo of the vinegar and tea tree oil isn't the best scent. I had only one scented oil around which was Pearberry so I added a few drops (add however little or many you want depending on the strength of scent)
Step 6: Shake, Shake, Shake
Voila! You have a super natural and super effective yoga mat cleanser. After each use spray the mat and wipe down and it'll be nice and fresh for the next sweat session!