The Best Way to Clean a Yoga Mat

This comes up a lot at the studio. Incidentally, the best way to clean a yoga mat is also the cheapest way!

For just about any kind of mat, good ol’ plain white vinegar will do the trick. It cuts through the dirt and that oh so unpleasant film that builds up on your mat.


Mix a solution of ½ cup white vinegar and ½ cup water. Dunk a rag in it and proceed to scrub your mat.

Now, white vinegar does not smell great.

So then, I add a few drops of whatever essential oils I have on hand (I particularly like lavender and sandalwood) to some fresh water. Dunk a clean rag in it and wipe down the mat again to rinse and make it smell lovely.



Enjoy your clean mat!

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