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DIY: Yoga Mat Spray Recipe

Homemade Yoga Mat Cleaner in bottle

When I lived in Culver City, California, I had a free membership to a lovely little yoga studio. The front room of the studio was filled with the most incredible handmade, earth-conscious products (much like the ones we offer here at Mountain Rose Herbs), including a wonderful bottle of natural yoga mat cleaner that I fell in love with. 

That bottle of organic witch hazel mixed with organic essential oils worked incredibly well. Freshening up my mat post workout with this spritz of aromatherapy became part of my practice. Unrolling my mat and inhaling the fresh scent brought me back to where I was when I left the studioa moment of peace, clarity, and joy.

Little did I know at the time, but a yoga mat spray like this is effortless to make. A bit of research and following my nose quickly led to my very own personalized yoga mat spray recipe! While you should exercise caution when working with essential oils, especially when applying them to surfaces, you can easily make a spray that brightens your yoga mat after your daily practice. 

Thyme infusing into witch hazel


Herbal Yoga Mat Spray Recipe



  1. Fill clean, dry glass jar half way with dried thyme leaf.
  2. Fill the rest of the jar with witch hazel extract. Be sure it covers the herb.
  3. Infuse for 2-3 days, shaking 1-2 times a day. 
  4. Strain thyme infusion with cheesecloth or mesh strainer and pour liquid into bottle.
  5. Add essential oils.
  6. Shake well before each use. Apply liberally to your yoga mat and enjoy the fresh aroma! 

 Curious about Making Aromatic Sprays? 

 Learn About Making DIY Sprays With Essential Oils! 


Ingredients for making your own yoga mat spray


Topics: All Recipes, Aromatherapy Recipes, Green Living


Written by Alieta on July 19, 2016

Alieta, blog contributor, is an Oregon native studying at the Columbines School of Botanical Studies and pursuing a second degree in Computer Science at Oregon State University. She enjoys spending her free time hiking in the woods with her Labradoodle, Pepperoni, or enjoying the view from her garden with her cat and a bubbly beverage.