Ok so if you’ve been around for a little while you guys might have noticed that I love hot yoga. I started it as part of my stay motivated campaign over the holidays (btw I didn’t gain a single pound during the holidays, stayed constant, but ate a LOT of good food) and I feel in love with it. It’s a little expensive but because our health is important to us we were willing to put the money into it and I signed up after my 30 day trial was done.
I’m so happy with that decision, if you’ve never tried it before hot yoga is a pretty intense workout, you do a style of yoga that is more taxing than what you find in most classes, and you do it in a room that’s cranked up to anywhere between 85-95 degrees!! You get your sweat on!
The heat helps you get deeper into poses and it’s a great workout, I also find it very relaxing because when you’re that focused on not falling over you can’t really stress about anything else. But you can go here to find out more of my thoughts on hot yoga!
Today I’m sharing with you guys my yoga mat spray!
Think about it, 85-95 degrees, intense yoga, lots of sweat, as you can image my mat gets pretty funky pretty fast. Even with the towel over top it gets rank. Plus it’s on the floor and no one wears socks so every one else’s sweaty feet are all over the place….yeah I get grossed out just think of it! So I wanted to make something that I could throw in my yoga bag and spray before and after class to sanitize and freshen up my stuff.
We have those gym sanitize wipes but they don’t really add anything, and with this spray I get the energizing boost of eucalyptus, the sanitizing benefits of the melaleucia and the relaxing benefits of lavender. The witch hazel helps with the sanitizing, and helps the spray to dry faster. I also did one with liquid aloe vera, which wasn’t bad but didn’t dry as quickly so I was happy I had the witch hazel version as well.
You can feel free to change out the essential oils to your liking, eucalyptus is my absolute favorite scent and so I use it whenever possible, and I used lavender for relaxing because I didn’t want anything stronger. I already get super relaxed towards the end of class as we’re stretching out and winding down (sorry to anyone who’s heard me snore at the end of class). But if you want something a little more on the relaxing side go with the calming blend instead of lavender, or do both the calming blend and lavender and no eucalyptus.
Make sure you use a glass bottle designed to hold essential oils, the oils can degrade and eat at plastic (plus who needs more plastic in their lives) and whether you’re a yogi at home or in a studio I know you’ll love this spray!
- 1/3 cup water
- 1/3 cup witch hazel
- 5 drops lavender
- 4 drops melaleuca
- 5 drops eucalyptus
- Combine ingredients in glass spray bottle.
- Shake before each use.