Freshen Up Your Mats
Yoga mats get a lot of use in a triathlete’s household: to protect the flooring under a bike trainer, to practice transitions, for foam rolling and…yes, to do yoga. This multi-use piece of gear gets a lot of germs, meaning you’ll come face to face with dirt, sticky residue and weird odors the next time you downward dog.
Jennifer of Mind Body Green shares her all-natural yoga mat cleaner, which can be used after every workout:
1 cup distilled water
10-15 drops tea tree oil
6-10 drops eucalyptus oil (or lavender)
Vinegar or Witch-hazel, optional
Find an empty travel spray container (many stores have them for less than two dollars), combine ingredients in bottle, and shake. If you have time to let the mat dry, saturate the mat and let air dry; otherwise, spray a small amount on the surface of mat and wipe dry before rolling and transporting.
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