You may not be aware of how dirty your yoga mat can get, but it’s time to start paying attention. Not only can it harbor sweat, but it can also be a breeding ground for athlete’s foot, ringworm and a host of other infections that can live in a yoga studio. Fortunately, there are a range of sprays on the market that can kill bacteria on your mat. You’ll want to look for options featuring essential oils like tea tree, lemongrass, peppermint and lavender, all of which have bacteria-fighting properties. Considering this, we rounded up some of the best yoga mat cleaning sprays you can buy. As an added bonus, they’ll help clean you mat free of surface dirt and leave it smelling great, too.
1. Asutra Yoga Mat Cleaner
This product is infused with disinfecting lavender and tea tree essential oil. It also includes witch hazel to refresh and clean your mat of surface dirt.
Pros: It evaporates quickly, leaving no slippery residue behind. It comes in a variety of scents, including lavender, citrus, peppermint, lemongrass, rose and eucalyptus. It also comes in an unscented version and a variety pack with all six fragrances. It's paraben-free, nontoxic and eco-friendly.
Cons: The spray mechanism may be finicky at times.
2. Manduka Organic Yoga Mat Cleaner
This option features ingredients like water, organic essential oils and a vegetable oil-based surfactant to allow for a deeper clean.
Pros: It's offered in three different scents and sizes, including a two-ounce travel-size bottle and a large 32-ounce bottle you'll get plenty of use out of. It's phosphate free, biodegradable and free of alcohol.
Cons: Some may prefer the scent lasted longer.
3. Mind Over Lather Yoga Mat Cleaning Spray
This lavender spray is made with distilled water, witch hazel and a blend of essential oils including mint, eucalyptus and tea tree.
Pros: It's non-toxic and free of alcohol so it won't dry out your mat or leave it sticky. It comes in an 8-ounce bottle. It can also be used on a range of other surfaces to eliminate odors or create an aromatherapy effect.
Cons: The spray nozzle may be leaky.
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