Have you ever noticed that your exercise mat starts to smell a little after a few workouts? Because you are sweating on it, bacteria can start to grow and cause the mat to stink. When bacteria starts to grow, it becomes easier for fungus to grow. I know, I know, this is a horribly gross topic, but it must be addressed.
I have found a great way to keep you mat smelling fresh and keep bacteria growth down to nothing. Here is a recipe for a spray that you can use after each workout.
15 drops of organic eucalyptus essential oil
10 drops of organic peppermint essential oil
10 drops of organic tea tree essential oil
Fill a small spray bottle with distilled water. Add your essential oils and shake the bottle gently. Spray onto your mat after exercising.
Tea Tree is a natural anti-fungal, anti-microbial, and anti-bacterial oil. By spraying this mixture of oils on your mat, you are cleaning it without any soap or scrubbing. It is gentle on the plastic and leaves it smelling fresh.
Let me know what you think about the spray and how it works. Have a beautiful day!
Until next time,