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5 Natural Mat Cleaners You’ll Love

Is your sticky mat getting too sticky? Give it a good cleaning with one of these sprays. Plus, find out how to make your own.

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If you’re not cleaning your mat, you run the risk of getting exposure to harmful bacteria that can cause a variety of infections – from staph to Athlete’s Foot. Toss one of these sprays in your bag, and wipe down your mat after every class. We also recommend you wash your mat with soap and water monthly.

See also The Ultimate Guide to Cleaning Your Yoga Mat

Manduka Mat Wash


Available in two scents, gingergrass and lavender, this tried-and-true Manduka Mat Wash spray is a staff favorite. $14,

Gaiam Yoga Mat Wash


Naturally antimicrobial and affordable, Gaiam Yoga Mat Wash features a blend of 6 essential oils and 3 carrier oils for zesty, clean scent. Not intended for rubber mats. $9.98,

Hugger Mugger PureMat Gear Wash


Designed to be used pre- and post-practice, this lightly scented Hugger Mugger PureMat Gear Wash spray can be tossed in your yoga bag to keep your mat from becoming too slippery during class and to wipe sweat and grime away afterwards. Effective on foam blocks as well. $9.95,

Asutra* Yoga Mat Detox


Available in 7 different scents, Asutra* Yoga Mat Detox all-natural spray is infused with tea tree and eucalyptus oils to kill bacteria. Bonus: Asutra* is a women-led and woman-owned company where products are made by hand. $10.95,

Now Foods Tea Tree Essential Oil


It’s easy to make your own mat spray for cheap! Simply take a spray bottle, fill with one part water, one part white vinegar, and a few drops of Now Foods Tea Tree Essential Oil. This mixture can double as an all-purpose cleaner around the house as well! $7.19,

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