3 Blends for a Yoga Mat Spray

by Andrea Butje on March 26, 2013

essential oil yoga mat spray recipesEssential oil yoga mat sprays are excellent! They not only clean your mat—they support your health, and their wonderful aromas help you keep that “yoga calm” even longer.

I made a short DIY video showing you how to make a very simple essential oil yoga mat spray. The recipe is called Calm and Clean.

Calm and Clean

10 drops Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
10 drops Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia)
1 oz of water in spray bottle

Here are two more great yoga mat spray recipes:

Uplift and Clean

5 drops Orange (Citrus sinensis)
5 drops Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis ct. camphor)
5 drops  Cardamom (Ellettaria cardamomum)
1 oz of water in spray bottle

Center and Clean

10 drops Frankincense (Boswellia carterii)
10 drops Myrrh (Commiphora myrrha)
1 oz of water in spray bottle

You can also use your spray to create a beautiful aroma in the room before you begin your yoga practice, or even during a class. Like yoga, essential oils can support the health of your body, mind and soul.

Three additional ways to use essential oils to support your yoga practice:

Diffuse: Spreading an essential oil through the air in a room is known as “diffusion.” Your options for diffusion range from simply putting a few drops of oil on some clay balls in a bowl, to using candle or electric nebulizers that diffuse the essential oil throughout a larger area.

Sore Muscle Lotion: Add essential oils to an unscented lotion and take advantage of the healing properties that relieve muscle soreness, tension and spasms. Lavender, Peppermint, Rosemary and Black Spruce are a few especially effective oils for these issues.

Meditation Inhaler: Inhalers are wonderful tools to calm your nervous system and help you breathe more deeply. Frankincense, Siberian Fir and Patchouli are wonderful oils to inhale and support your meditation practice.

Which essential oils do you use in your yoga practice? Leave a comment below and tell us!

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Dorine Doyle King March 26, 2013 at 9:50 am

Thanks Andrea — I love your videos. I bet this will work as a shower cleaner too.

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Jose March 28, 2013 at 5:30 pm

Thank you very much for the tips, the aromas help me a lot also when I meditate, associate the sense of smell gives me better results.
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Liz Fulcher April 7, 2013 at 7:43 pm

Such a great blend! I'm not a big yoga practitioner myself, but have a lot of friends who are. I will be sure to recommend this spray!

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Liz Peterson June 19, 2013 at 8:06 pm

Both of my kids go to lots of yoga classes. I love that there are choices of mat sprays for different situations/moods. Thanks!

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Dolly Rentel June 19, 2013 at 8:51 pm

I tried your blend last week. It´s great. Thanks for sharing.

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Kandice Smith June 20, 2013 at 10:12 am

I have been interested in making a yoga mat cleaner for a while now. I’ve seen some wipes in stores, but I feel a sense a pride when I make my own products. Feels very very special! Thank you for sharing!

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Jenny O. June 24, 2013 at 8:36 am

Thank you for this video! Have been looking to make my own mat cleaner, rather than rely on my studio’s one spray bottle after class. The tea tree version is a standard in my life (and what I pass on to my students), so I am very excited to try the orange-rosemary-cardamom recipe (orange is my favourite oil!).

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Lisa V June 28, 2013 at 1:59 pm

So glad I found this! Way better than cleaning workout surfaces with Chlorox Wipes! Thank you!

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