DIY Yoga Mat Spray

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Make Your Own Affordable Yoga Mat Spray

Running a yoga studio, there were all sorts of random expenses that added up. One was simply keeping the mats and props clean. Commercial yoga mat sprays are not only expensive but increase the amount of plastic we use when there are more affordable and better options that don’t subject us to chemicals in our child’s pose.


  • 1/4 cup witch hazel or white vinegar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 30 drops of essential oils (see combinations below)

Steps to Make Yoga Mat Spray

  1. Using a glass bottle blend all of the ingredients together and shake the bottle.

That’s it!

In terms of the combination for essential oils, there are so many options. So if you have high-quality essential oils at home there is no need to go out and buy more if you have some that work on hand.

Essential Oils Combination 1: doTerra On Guard

  • 30 drops of doTerra On Guard Essential Oil

This is already a blend so there is no need to combine more.

Essential Oils Combination 2: Tea tree and Lavender

  • 20 drops of Tea Tree Essential Oil also known as Melaleuca
  • 10 drops of Lavender Essential Oil

Essential Oils Combination 3: Citrus Blend

  • 10 drops of Lemon Essential Oil
  • 10 drops of Grapefruit Essential Oil
  • 10 drops of Wild Orange Essential Oil

About the author:

Melissa Leger is a YAECP continuing education instructor and an experienced yoga instructor. She has completed training programs through Mindful Yoga Academy, Yandara, Yoga Institute, Mindful Academy International, Connection Coalition, Sunlight Chair Yoga, Kidding Around Yoga, and Blooma. She actively takes trainings to ensure she is constantly improving her own practice. Her main focus is teaching mindful yoga to provides students tools to deal with stress in their lives. She frequently brings in other techniques such as MBSR to help students find freedom in their practice. To help facilitate this, her classes are adapted to individuals of different ages, body types, and physical conditions. All of her trainings incorporate modifications so instructors feel confident teaching to a room full of different abilities. She currently teaches teacher trainings in Florida and Chicago and leads international retreats. You can find her online at The Smart Yoga Teacher and the upcoming Mindful Yoga Online.

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