It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of yoga. It has a ton of health benefits (and beauty benefits!), and truly, it helps me sleep, makes me strong, and keeps my anxiety and stress levels under control.
But…I need your help. This morning I was minding my own business on my yoga mat in my favorite hot yoga class (6 am!) at my favorite hot yoga studio, and I started to smell something funky. And not in a good way. A few seconds later, I realized that the smell was coming from my yoga mat.
This was not a happy discovery, you guys. I had to suffer through an hour of vinyasa flow with my nose inches away from a stinky yoga mat. To make things worse, I do regularly wipe down my mat and try to air it out after every class (although, granted, sometimes I forget). Obviously my techniques are failing me—and I don’t really want to go out and buy a new yoga mat just because my current mat is a little smelly.
There has to be a (natural) way to fix this that doesn’t require me to go out and buy a yoga mat cleaner. I’m thinking maybe a mixture of vinegar and water in a spray bottle? Or maybe I could fill up the bathtub with some lukewarm soapy water and soak it for a few minutes, then hang to dry?
Who has ideas to share?! Anyone? —Aleigh
(Image via Lululemon Athletica)