How to wash a yoga mat

Clean Your Yoga Mat! Fitness Equipment Cleaning Ideas That Save Time & Money! (Clean My Space)

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do you ever wonder just how dirty your

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yoga mat gets stick around and I’ll show

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you how to properly clean and maintain

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your yoga mat hello my little yoga peas

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its Melissa maker here helping you solve

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your cleaning conundrums I just left my

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yoga class this morning full of sweat

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toting my dirty yoga mat and I got

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inspired to do a video for cleaning your

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yoga mat properly when you clean your

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mat you want to make sure you’re not

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using any soap reason being soap is

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slippery so if you spray your mat down

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with soap you’re not going to be able to

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wipe everything off I’ll show you how to

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make a yoga mat cleaner with items that

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you already have it helped and you can

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use it as much as you want because it’s

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safe for the mat and of course it’s

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environmentally friendly we’ll start off

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with a spray bottle I filled it about

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3/4 the way with water next I’ll pour in

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some distilled white vinegar so the

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solution I’m using is about three parts

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water to one part vinegar and finally

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we’ll finish off with my favorite

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essential oil which is tea tree if you

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don’t like the smell of tea tree oil

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you’ve supplemented with something else

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like mint or lavender or any other

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essential oil that you really love and

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don’t worry your mat won’t smell too

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much this is a very gentle wash I’ll put

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10 drops of tea tree oil into my mixture

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give it a quick shake and you now have

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your yoga mat cleaner I just want to

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point out the reason we’re using these

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ingredients are threefold

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first of all vinegar is great for

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breaking down dirt and soil which is

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exactly what you want to accomplish when

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you leave your yoga practice secondly

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vinegar is gentle enough that it won’t

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break down the rubber or biodegrade it

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which is sometimes a concern with other

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yoga mat cleaners finally the reason

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we’re using an essential oil like tea

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tree is because

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has antibacterial properties and hey who

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doesn’t want their Matt to be bacteria

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free after sweating it up for an hour in

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class when you get back from yoga class

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unroll your mat and spray it down

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liberally with the solution give it a

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minute to set in and then just wipe off

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the liquid and that’s it your mat will

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dry quickly and then it’ll be nice and

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clean for you to use again now once in a

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while your mat deserves a bit more of a

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thorough clean so what you can do is

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unroll it in a bathtub spray it down

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with the same solution that we made and

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get it a sponge or a cloth and give it a

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really good scrub in the tub then plug

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the tub fill it about a fifth wave full

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with warm water and just let any of that

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dirt and debris melt out of the mat

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drain the water gag because it will look

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disgusting

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and then gently wring out your mat so

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that any of the excess water comes out

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and hang it to dry for 48 hours your mat

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and your practice well thank you very

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much you’ll have a nice and clean mat

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and that will for sure prolong its life

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if you follow these cleaning tips your

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mat will last you for a long long time

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if you liked the video give us a thumbs

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up if you have any cleaning questions or

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comment about what you’ve seen you can

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well thanks for watching and we’ll see

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you next time

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