Yoga mat cleaners to keep your practice feeling fresh

Avoid dried layers of sweat.

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Breathing is such an important part of your practice. Why are you breathing in that sweaty mat stench?Kike Vega via Unsplash

After your final downward dog in your 95-degree hot yoga class, you can only imagine the amount of sweat and bacteria that’s accumulated on your mat. Sweat build-up not only makes your mat smell funky, but it also can shorten its life. Keep your mat fresh with these effective yoga mat cleaners.

Asutra Natural & Organic Yoga Mat Cleaner

Asutra Natural and Organic Yoga Mat Cleaner
No slippery residue.Amazon

Your mat cleaners shouldn’t leave a slick residue. With the Austra Natural & Organic Yoga Mat Cleaner, you won’t have to leave your mat out to dry after cleaning. The spray uses castile soap and tea tree oil to break down dirt and sweat after class. The cleaner also comes with a microfiber cloth to help wipe away your practice off the mat.

Muse Bath Apothecary

Muse Bath Apothecary
Keep your mat smelling nice.Amazon

This refreshing spray cleans and deodorizes using eucalyptus mint essential oils. It's also vegan and paraben-free.

Giant Lion Tidy Yoga Mat Wipes

Giant Lion Tidy Yoga Mat Wipes
A quick option.Amazon

This is a great option for those who want a quick mat clean post-class. These Giant Lion Tidy Mat Wipes are a gentle, non-toxic cleaning solution for anyone who don't have a towel handy. These lavender-scented wipes are also biodegradable.

Black Diamond Stoneworks Mat Cleaner

Black Diamond Stoneworks Mat Cleaner
For studio owners.Amazon

If you own or work in a studio, you'll want something a little less precious. This cleaner is sold by the quart (or even bigger), which makes it great for cleaning dozens of mats daily.