Earth Day is all about learning ways to protect the earth and one easy way to apply this in everyday living is with green cleaning. Eco-friendly cleaners are not only gentle on you and planet, but also safer than conventional cleaning products. And if you make your own, they are much cheaper, too!
Celebrate Earth Day by making your own eco-friendly yoga mat cleaner. As a yogi, this activity supports the first of the five niyamas (personal observances), which form the second limb of yoga as described in "The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali."
Happy Earth Day, friends!
1 cup white vinegar
3 cups filtered water
1 tsp tea tree oil
Essential oil (about 10-30 drops depending preference) peppermint, lavender, and thyme are nice, but use anything you like!
Pour the water and vinegar into a bowl.
Add the tea tree oil and (optional) essential oil for scent.
Pour all ingredients into a large spray bottle using the funnel and shake before each use.
To use: Shake the bottle, spray onto the mat, and wipe dry. Best used right after your workout.