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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 an MBSR and yoga instructor. She works with women, veterans, and the medical community to help decrease stress and incorporate healthier lifestyle habits. As a female veteran, recovering corporate professional, and business owner, she has experienced stress and the challenges it creates in overall health and interpersonal relationships. Through a practical and straightforward approach, Melissa facilitates wellness programs that focus on living fully in the present moment through meditation and mindful movement. Melissa Leger currently teaches mindfulness to veterans experiencing PTSD at the Road Home Clinic and offers affordable yoga and mindfulness program throughout Chicago through various organizations. She has completed training programs through Mindful Academy International, Bloom Prenatal, Connection Coalition, Sunlight Chair Yoga, and Yandara Yoga Institute. She has been featured in the Chicago Tribune, Female Entrepreneur Association, Veteran’s Path Podcast, and the Tampa Tribune. Melissa holds an MBA from the University of Tampa and a BS in Business Management from the University of Tampa.

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