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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.
Manduka Mat Wash
Gaiam Yoga Mat Wash
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, huggermugger.com
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, Asutra.com
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, Nowfoods.com
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