Ever wonder how to get that stickiness off your mat, or even maybe that stinky-ness!?
There are a few solutions to this problem!
First, if you have never washed your mat before, just try spraying it down with some water and a few drops of soap/ laundry detergent. Spray again and hang your mat over top something to let air dry.
Most yoga mats come with a sticky adhesive film atop the mat that does not allow you to grip the mat.
If this does not get the film off, try placing the mat in a few inches deep of warm water and gently rubbing the mat down with water and then hang dry.
A more organic way to wash your mat, that can be used to simply wipe down mats after each use, is to make your own!
DIY MAT CLEANER
•1/4 witch hazel
•1 cup water
•20 drops tea tree oil/ eucalyptus oil
•10 drops essential oils of choice.
There are different types of essential oils that can be found at local health food stores, that serve different purposes to your body! I chose Lavender, Eucalyptus and Tea Tree because they are all calming to the senses and relaxing. If you would like to be more uplifted or awakened, maybe try a citrus or mint!