So a conversation with one of our roomies just led us to the question, “how does one clean a yoga mat?” Of course, naturally, we turn to Google and were able to find a great little article on the blog Daily Cup of Yoga and thought we’d share what we found on the chance that you may have pondered the same cleaning question, but not yet found an answer.
If your mat is lightly soiled, use a spray bottle, damp sponge, or terry cloth rag to apply a solution of two cups of water and four drops of dish soap. Rub the soiled areas. Wipe the mat with clean water; then rub with a dry terry cloth towel. Hang to air dry.
If your mat is heavily soiled, submerge it in a solution of warm water and mild detergent; use very little soap as any residue may cause the mat to become slippery during future use. Thoroughly hand wash the mat and rinse in clean water. After squeezing out the excess water, lay the mat on a dry towel and roll the mat and towel together. Stepping on the rolled up mat will squeeze more moisture out of the mat and into the towel. Then unroll and hang to air dry.
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