How do you clean a yoga mat?


Quick Answer

Yoga mats get covered with sweat, so they should be cleaned frequently. While some mats can be cleaned in the washing machine, while others need to be cleaned by hand; be sure to check the label on your mat to know which kind you have. For hand-cleaning mats, you can make your own cleaning solution to spray and clean your mat.

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How do you clean a yoga mat?
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Full Answer

  1. Make a cleaning solution

    Make a solution of 50 percent water and 50 percent white vinegar. Put it in a spray bottle. Add a couple of drops of tea tree oil if desired.

  2. Spray the yoga mat

    Spray the yoga mat with the vinegar solution. Clean it with a paper towel or soft cloth.

  3. Dry the mat

    Dry the mat off or leave it out to dry. If you want, carry a spray bottle of the solution to your yoga class so you can clean off your yoga mat after every use.

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