Pop quiz: when was the last time you washed your yoga mat? Even if you only use your mat occasionally, it’s probably been a while – if at all – since you washed it.
Now is a great time of year to wash your mat and give a clean start for fall. On today’s blog post, we’ll show you how easy it is to wash your mat with Eucalan, plus give you a handy tip for keeping it sanitized after each use.
First, gather your supplies. You’ll need your favourite scent of Eucalan (we recommend Eucalyptus, Grapefruit, or our Jasmine scented Wrapture, which all feature essentials oils and are naturally antiseptic). We also recommend using a wash cloth or soft scrub brush if your mat is in need of deep clean.
Fill your bathtub about 1/3 of the way with tepid water and add 5mL/1 tsp of Eucalan per 4L/1G of water. Place your yoga mat in the water; depending on the size of your yoga mat and bath tub, it may be a bit of a squeeze, but do the best you can! Once you have successfully submerged your mat, scrub the surface with cloth or brush. Allow to soak for 5-10 minutes, flip mat over to scrub other side, and soak for 5-10 minutes more.
Remove mat from water and gently squeeze to remove excess water – you may be surprised with how much water your mat has absorbed in the process!
Allow your mat to dry away from sunlight – we prefer to hang ours outdoors to dry naturally.
In between deep cleans, you can use a spray bottle filled with water and a small amount of Eucalan to wipe down your mat and keep it sanitized after each use.