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QWhat’s the proper way to clean a yoga mat? Can I put it in the washing machine?
Make a solution using about
1 c. water and 1 tsp. liquid soap. pour the solution in a spray bottle, spray on your yoga mat after every use, wipe it down, then spray with pure water to remove the soapy residue. This should clean off the sweat, oil, and dirt left on the mat. In a hurry? Just use baby wipes. For deep cleaning, you can toss it in the washing machine once a month—this will not ruin your mat.
Open your windows regularly to let fresh air and natural light in. It’s the best way to freshen up any space.