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A good general rule of thumb is that you should clean your yoga mat after every other practice (or every practice if it gets super sweaty). You can clean your yoga mat the. Keep your yoga mat shiny and new with our helpful infographic because, if nothing else, it’s spring cleaning season. You have no excuse. Warning: fellow class goers may ask you for your clean-mat tricks—even while you’re relaxing in Shavasanah.

Step 1. Spray your exercise mat with a household disinfectant spray. Let the spray set for 5 minutes and then wipe the mat with a terry cloth. Turn the mat over and spray the other side, allowing the mat to air dry over a chair or shower rod. That’s your trusty yoga mat.

With regular use, it gets covered in dirt, oils, and—if you’re doing it right—plenty of sweat. It’s enough to wonder how to clean your yoga mat the right way. You want just enough soap to clean off your mat. Using too much detergent can make your mat slippery and difficult to practice asanas on.

Mix 1 tablespoon (15 ml) of laundry detergent or dish soap for every 1 gallon (3.8 L) of lukewarm tap water. Some sources suggest using vinegar to wash your mat. Sometimes a mat benefits from a deeper cleaning treatment.

For such cases, fill up your tub with an inch or two of water and add several drops of essential oil and a splash of white vinegar. Immerse your mat for just minute or so — don’t let it get too water-logged. Remove your mat and drain the tub. To clean your mat: Add warm water and a few drops of dish soap into a spray bottle.

Spritz your mat with the solution then scrub it firmly with a microfiber cloth. Don’t be too vigorous with your scrubbing though, since you want to keep the naturally sticky nature of your mat intact. Be sure to spray and scrub both of its sides.

Mats and rubber flooring are much easier to keep clean. With mats, you can just wipe them down with a disinfectant cloth and then let them dry. Resist the urge to sanitize the mats with alcohol.

Instead, use a simple cleaning solution made of soap and distilled water. Dip a soft cloth into the cleaning solution and run it across the surface of the mat. Mats are porous and you want to avoid any water seeping into the holes, so be sure that the cloth is damp but not saturated. Thoroughly clean yoga mats. One of the dirtiest places for germs to hide is on a yoga or fitness mat.

These are usually porous and soft and can harbor a lot of bacteria. Make sure you clean these thoroughly. Consider throwing your yoga mat into the bathtub.

This gives you a lot of room to clean your mat.

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Carefully scrub your machine with warm water and soap and place on a drying mat.

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First wipe out any dirt or lint particles with a damp cloth, then run the machine through a short wash cycle with laundry detergent and hot water, spin, and rinse with plain water.

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  • I would love love love to win stary night cause its going to feel as if I am working out on top of the galexy ��������������������

  • I am sooo excited to try these I’ve been way too scared to even touch my suede mat with anything wet!! I LOVE the Boho bliss mat so much I can’t imagine ever feeling down using it!!

  • My one year old vomited all over the play mat (abc foam mat) and carpet. I used the same method and just wanted to know if that was ok??? Can you do a tutorial on cleaning toys and play areas

  • The best way to roll your mat after class is to first fold it in half, then roll it up. This way the “floor side” never touches the body side.

  • You video is nice and everything said is right but one thing you said is not right that is when u put mat in a bath tub it should be scrubbed.Scrubbing will chip of the mats material so no scrubbing should be done.Inside the water the mat is more prone to wear and tear we can use wipe or a towel once we take it out of water

  • I looove the look of Flourishing Foliage (4)! The colours would complement the outdoors for my yoga classes perfectly ��������‍♀️��

  • Hi Casey,
    I really love you, thank you for your motivational workouts I really like the ones with advice. Also you motivate me A LOT and when I’m sad I find time at the end of the day and relax working out besides trying to workout everyday, or as many days as possible.THANKS A LOT! KEEP DOING WHAT YOU LOVE!❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

  • Hello and good morning! I’m a personal trainer from SoCal and I was interested in moving to Thailand to continue doing so. I was wondering if you had any recommendations on location, preparation, etc

  • Is there an alternative liquid that i can use to clean my mat? Also i havent cleaned my mat for a very long time, will your method work? Or i need some other heavy cleaning chemicals?

  • I love the fact that in my brain I read the word Yoga in a video and immediately think of very slow calming music, I come to this video and that “alarm” sound everytime the cats come around made my brain a little crazy ������

  • oh my God, I love you and your make up (in other vids, of course) so much!! Also, I have a question:

    I use a yoga mat to do part of my Insanity work out. In other words I use sneakers ON my mat. Is there any additional cleaning advice you can give me?

  • I was really surprise when on how well the essential oil neutralize the smell of the vinegar. I’m really happy about how well of a job this mixture has done. thank you!

  • Can anyone not find the yoga mats on her website? I’ve been looking to buy one and it seems they’re all sold out except for a circus-patterned one.

  • Actually can I retract my entry and ask for someone else? My Mum has just started her fitness journey and Ive gotten her into watching your videos! She doesnt have a mat…just carpet lol. She would love the Boho Bliss mat!!!

  • H iMelissa, love your clean my space videos! I ordered online a brand new yoga mat that came delivered scuffed up. I was hoping you would have some recommendations on how to clean the markings without disturbing the integrity of the mat. Your advice would be greatly appreciated.

  • So i had a band aid around my elbow which came off as I was doing a dolphin. Now a part of my new mat is a gluey mess. What should I do?:|

  • Okay but can we talk about how there is a model with hip dips on the popflex website? I saw that and was so happy because MY PEOPLE

  • This is such a cute video! Are you guys bringing the Dusty Blossom Mat back in stock? Some how I’ve missed both chances to buy it ����‍♀️ Am also crossing my fingers for another chance to buy a POP Pilates baseball cap, am so jealous every time I see someone wearing one. Thanks for all the fabulous products!

  • Thanks for all cleaning tips!
    I know it’s Monday but maybe I still have a chance? I don’t know if it ends tonight or if it was this morning but if I somehow do win I’d like the starry night mat ����

  • So informative-this video! Honestly, before I saw your video, it never crossed my mind to clean my video mat (and I have used it for a few years (lol)

  • I would LOVE Boho Bliss!! Although I would actually love all of them haha! Thank you for being so attentive to our questions! You truly are an inspiration.

  • 1.water spray bottle(3/4)
    2)vinegar(1/4)-clear soil and dirt
    3)fragrant oil(tea tree oil)antibiotics
    4)spray over mat
    5)wipe and let it dry..

    Thats all..thank me later��

  • I get my wifes Christmas gifts at the dollar tree…an oven mit is a great idea for her next gift..also floor cleaner would be good for her as well..thanks for great ideas

  • Thanks for the video! Any suggestions on how to hang the yoga mat to dry? If I just hang it on the shower rod, water will drip all over the floor.

  • Hi Melissa
    I have been following tips given in your book. Pretty impressed by the result. One query..the disinfectant that is given in the book..is it good enough for Corona virus if sprayed on verious surfaces? Would appreciate your inputs

  • Seriously need a new yoga mat. I love all your new products, especially all the new yoga mats! The flourishing foliage one would be my pick☺️��

  • I keep reading that using essential oils on yoga mats make them more slippery, or that is seals in body odor into the mat. I hope there’s a good solution to cleaning yoga mats.

  • Great information. I enjoy the effort she put in so that will be a thumbs up. But, for a Yoga video, the buzzer was loud and sounds like someone lost an answer to something like family feud. Other than that, Thanks for the help.

  • I am so proud of myself I finally started going back to hot yoga!  There is no doubt that a yoga mat gets gross, fast.  Here’s a video we did a while back on the right way to clean it!

    Share it if you have yogis in your life!

  • I go to hot yoga classes. will the vinegar and tea tree oil stink up the room after washing the mat? My girlfriend says to use clorox wipes but I dont want to smell that bleach smell face down on the mat.

  • Loves from Singapore! Flourishing foliage is my favourite❤️ but all designs are great! it’s really hard to find such beautiful mats in sg

  • Is the contest closed? Haha I have been doing a 30 day yoga routine and I told myself I could buy the Boho Bliss if I did 30 full days! But winning one would be so much more fun and rewarding! Im subscribed to you on my workout YouTube account! Much love girl! Once I get my own im going to be doing a review!!! Yay!

  • i know it’s a bit too late but it was my birthday this week and really want that mat with galaxy print OMG it’s beautiful,
    and this video is very helpful thank you cassey so much for all your videos

  • Funny. You can still see the dirt and grime on the back end of the mat, after she’s done cleaning and begins her yoga. Just pause the video at 1:12 and look to the top of your screen. It’s still filthy.

  • Did I really miss this!!? I was wondering how to clean my yoga mat and this video showed up…. OF COURSE! Why didn’t I come here first!!! I should i known Melissa maker had a video for this!!!

  • I luv ur modern jungle it’s so pretty ur videos r so inspiring they motivates me to workout when I was feeling so down and ur such an amazing person

  • I bought one of these mats from a boho market before they became a trend and the lady said it was okay to just chuck the Matt in the machine but I’m not sure if hers was the exact same suede as yours, but I love your tips because I can use them in between washes

  • My yoga mat got bend from all over… i soaked it in water for some time…. after that i tried to clean it…. but it got crushed… what do i need to do������

  • Hey I was wondering how do I clean the back of my yoga? Because I practice at the park everyday and the back of my mat is just really dirty. I want to practice at home again!!! Please help me:(

  • since when perfume cleans gross dirt? it’s like applying dehodorant when your armpit are already smelling bad. using essential oils and water might be something to do AFTER you washed your mat, to to clean it. it’s just common sense. also, if you use detergent on some mats it’ll take the color off or peel the rubber material off. it all depends on what your mat is made of. a vinegar and water mixture is the best solution because it actually has cleansing power, but you need to remove the vinegar smell afterwards

  • Have you guys thought about doing a reboot of all the old mats in the new suede? I love some my old POPFLEX mats (and how they match my outfits!!!) but some of them are getting worn. I would love the same designs in new material!

  • Interesting video. However try to skip using the Lavender and Bergamot oil as they are considered skin irritants. Rest is fine. ��

  • Yeah i know i came to this party late,��i,ve just used coconut oil with tea tree to clean my mat and it came up a treat, not sure what effect the oil will have on the mat but sure is clean ��

  • Hi Mel:) Can you pls pls pls do a video on how to clean yoga mats in the bath tub? And also, can the same solution be applied to the back of the mat. I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU or anyone out there:) Thank you!

  • Hey guys! Hope this video was helpful! To win one of my POPFLEX Vegan Suede Yoga Mats, just comment and tell me which design you like! 1. Boho Bliss, 2. Diamond Sky, 3. Modern Jungle, and 4. Flourishing Foliage! GO! Good luck! Open internationally! You can see all the mats here: https://www.popflexactive.com/collections/yoga-mats

  • This is the first time I saw your video/ or your video ever got suggested to me. Now I know I’ll be putting your channel name, how to clean “xyz” whenever I need ( I’m loyal to my YouTube video channels like that! Fitness=fitnessblender, yoga= yoga with adriane and now cleaning = your channel) your narration made the cleaning fun!

  • Ok so I didnt know about this video when I first got my mat and I’ve been using it for a couple weeks without the spray and it smells. Which of these methods will clean AND eliminate the smell. I feel like just the spray will mix the sweaty smell with the essential oil smell and not do a deep enough clean

  • Great video!!!! I learned a lot. What is the recommended cleaning schedule for my yoga mat? After each use? Or on weekends? Or Both?

  • What’s up. I’m sorry this is not a comment on cleaning your floors. Is the G6 your have commercial grade or light commercial? Do you think it will stand up to hardcore bodybuilding training for home use? Anything else you can add would be very helpful. I saw your video on your G6 and I spoke with the company but I wanted your opinion please.
    Thank you for your time.