Yoga is a healthy way to stretch the body, increase flexibility, and practice mindfulness. Many people sweat while practicing yoga, especially if they engage in hot yoga. After a session with the yoga mat, it could become soiled with sweat and oil from the hands and feet. Bacteria thrive in the moist, dark environment of a rolled-up yoga mat.

Cleaning a Yoga Mat the Natural Way

Part of a healthy lifestyle includes using natural ingredients and products. These products do not contain harsh chemicals that have the potential to harm human health. This recipe for a yoga mat cleaning spray incorporates basic ingredients that many people are already using in their homes. Tea tree oil is known for its antiseptic properties, and witch hazel is a natural astringent that also curtails bacterial growth.

Yoga Mat Cleaner Spray Recipe



  1. Add all ingredients to the spray bottle.
  2. Put the lid on the bottle.
  3. Gently swirl to mix the ingredients.
  4. Spray the yoga mat with the cleaner.
  5. Wipe off the yoga mat with a clean microfiber cloth.

This spray lasts for about two weeks in the refrigerator or three to five days at room temperature. Use it after each yoga session.