Yoga has been such a great part of my life for the past, I don’t know, 7 years. One thing I struggled to find that I liked was a cleaner for my yoga mat. I’ve tried a bunch of store bought variations, but they either don’t work or leave a strange smell on the mat. I’m not a big fan of that. It was time I tried to make my own and I’m pretty happy with the results.
The cleaner only includes 2-3 ingredients and you might have them already. I chose to mix two oils together, but you can use one if you prefer. Find a scent you like and go with it.
Yoga Mat Cleaner Supplies
- spray bottle
- witch hazel
- essential oils (lemongrass, peppermint)
Step 1: add your essential oils
Add 4 drops of each essential oil and shake the bottle to mix them together.
Step 2: use Witch Hazel as your base
Fill your spray bottle with Witch Hazel and shake to mix with the oils.
You’re done already! Spray down your yoga mat and wipe it down with a soft cloth to get it clean. Give it some time to dry and you’ll be ready to start your practice in no time (without having to worry about sweat on your mat).
I’d love to hear what you think! Do you like the oils I chose? What would you choose? Leave your thoughts in the comments.
Yoga is a physical, mental, and spiritual discipline, originating in ancient India. The goal of yoga, or of the person practicing yoga, is the attainment of a state of perfect spiritual insight and tranquility while meditating on the Hindu concept of divinity or Brahman.
I started taking yoga about 2 years ago when I moved and joined a new gym that provided classes. I had never tried it before, but what is better for your body than switching up your workouts? Well, I have been going to the classes ever since and I love it.
One of the trainers that works at the front desk always shakes his head while watching us walk into class. One day I asked him why. Let me give you a bit of background on him. He is older, has a history of body building, has a variety of knowledge about health and fitness and has had 2 hip replacements from squatting to heavy while competing. He told me that he doesn’t know how we do. Yoga is more than a workout and that anyone taking yoga could probably kick his butt. It made me laugh. I don’t know if I agree with the kicking his butt part, but it is a full body workout and really clears your mind. When we finish up and I leave there is always this overwhelming sense of relaxation.
While people practice yoga for different reasons, the effect it has on everyone’s mind, body and soul is the same.
Yoga helps people relax and find inner peace and strength. When practicing yoga, you really connect with your thoughts and feel at peace with yourself. The key to getting the most out of it is to learn to let go of the noise and the stress that surrounds your everyday life. Once you master the art of turning the world off, you can reap all the benefits of yoga.
When it comes to your body, yoga helps relieve you of the damage done to your body on a daily basis. It also helps us shed toxins and unwanted weight. This gets us feeling and looking our best while feeling less stressed and more relaxed.
Meditation is a big part of yoga. The silence and relaxation will help you get to a place where stress doesn’t exists. It helps you let go of all your stress and inhibitions.
You will never know how big of an impact yoga can have on you until you really experience it for yourself.
In my post yesterday, I talked about how business cards can be a great source of inspiration. Today, I’m going to show you how. Business cards are an organization’s first impression on you so it has to be good, especially in a creative field. There are some pretty nifty cards out there so keep your eyes open!