Homemade Yoga Mat Spray (Tutorial)


– Hey everyone, welcome to
Yoga with Adriene, I’m Adriene, this is Benji and we’re in
my kitchen today because we’re making a very special something. So a lot of you have asked
me what’s my favorite way to clean my yoga mat and so
today I’m sharing my favorite DIY yoga mat spray. This is super simple,
something you can make at home and you can use it on
your yoga mat to clean, also really great as a room freshener. So be fun to just kinda use your hands and make something that make
you feel good, right? So my friends over at Whole Foods Market invited me to come do some shopping, so I went there earlier today
and got some ingredients to make the spray. So thank you to Whole Foods
and if you’re interested in seeing my video blog there, go to the Whole Foods
Market channel which I love, they have awesome things, everything from how to cut a mango to um, stories about different vendors, there’s lots of cool and
fun exciting things there so check it out either way. But for now we’re gonna
step into the kitchen and make our spray. Okey-doke, so let’s get
started, we’re going to start by introducing our ingredients
so you’re gonna need some distilled water. We’re going to need our essential
oils which are essential to our (laughs) DIY mat spray, today I went with a little tea tree oil, some lemongrass, eucalyptus, and I went with a little lavender. So these are the four that
we’re gonna play with today, and I’ll talk about how
you can mix and match different things too. Definitely gonna need some witch hazel, get an alcohol-free witch hazel. I actually am a rebel today and chose one with a little lavender, I’ve
never tried that before so I’m gonna try that but, you can just get regular old
alcohol=free witch hazel. It’s also really good on
your face as an astringent or a toner so that’s a bonus. Then you’re gonna need
some kind of spray bottle. Because we’re having
fun and being a little fancy today I went with a
little blue one and then I have a little brown one,
but you can use any old spray bottle, glass is
better but if you have a plastic one at home that works too. Just baby steps, right, have a little fun, using your hands, making your own spray. And then last but not least, got a little treat for you know who. We’ll see if he earns
it here in a little bit. Alright so let’s make this thing. We’re actually gonna make
two different versions so, I’m just adjusting my two
very favorite, yummy go-to combinations but with
aromatherapy and if you’re just getting into essential
oils, which I encourage, cause it’s yummy, you can mix and match and play
with the ones that you like I mean that’s part of the fun
of making it with your hands, and it’s quite simple. I was kind of exploring
the things that you like and things that make you feel
good and I honestly think that when you do that it
motivates you to come back to your yoga mat, come
back to the room that you practice yoga in and
that’s good for us as well. So we’re gonna start with
this brown bottle here, filling it up three fourths of the way with my distilled water. I’m just doing this distilled water cause it’s clean. Next I’m gonna fill about one
fourth of the witch hazel. So I just have the water and
the witch hazel in that one and smell this one. Oh it smells so good,
this is an experiment buying this lavender one. And I think it was a good one. And then onto the tea
tree so for this first one we’re going tea tree. And this is so good. We’re just gonna go five drops here so, right one, two, three, four, five six, seven, classic Adriene right there (laughs). You can overdo it so you need to kind of be careful but I also think that throwing that out and
starting over would be like a total waste, right, this
is supposed to be fun, it’s supposed to fun
it feels good (sniffs), it’s already starting
to feel amazing in here, Oh yes. Now I’m gonna go to the
lemongrass for this combo. Mm. And it says inspiring
on there so that’s good, we have our cleansing oil, the tea tree and now our inspiring oil. The lemongrass is so (sniffs) so good, super uplifting. And for this one, I’m also gonna go five,
this one’s coming out a little easier. Then I take it, put it on, and then I shake it. It smells so good in here
already, right (exhales) The tea tree, the
lemongrass smells awesome. Shake it up and then the last thing you do is
you say a little prayer, no just kidding, but, definitely making it with love right, the final ingredient is some lurve. And then let’s check it
out and let’s step back. Oh yeah, that’s awesome. That’s great, so our first
one’s done so that’s great, so that’s my first go-to
combo is the tea tree and lemongrass. Really uplifting, kind of invigurating. Invigurating? No (laughs), invigorating. This is a great one, this
is gonna be great, awesome. Okay, second go-to formula,
just a little different. But same steps, we’ll do this
in the little blue bottle, this is great and so this is
what they had in the market, this is what I went with but again you can use any spray bottle you like. Alright so rolling through
it again really fast for ya, three fourths water, I
used the distilled water. Then onto the witch hazel. This one has a nice squeeze bottle for me. Great and this lavender witch
hazel that I really like good experiment, is gonna go well with this one because we are going to put the lavender in but starting with the
eucalyptus here just our cleansing property so what
I’m doing is I’m basically picking one cleansing property
oil, tea tree or eucalyptus, and then one kind of aromatherapy
that makes me feel good so we have the lemongrass over there. For this one, one, two, three, four, five. That’s good. And I’ll make sure the
recipe for this is down below but again don’t be too
hard on yourself if you get seven drops instead of five. You can make it work. Then finally the lavender. That never gets old, right, that scent. To me anyway. And, one, two, three, four, five, six. One to grow on here. Final step. If you’re already starting to
feel a little stressed today maybe just making the spray
will start to change your day. But if not, if that hasn’t
started to work already then I think the shaking it will, right? Let’s get some of that
pent up aggression out. And the kitchen smells amazing, okay, so let’s take one step back
and try this one out here. Just make sure it smells balanced. And awesome. And it does (laughs). It’s so simple but it’s so awesome. So here we have our two sprays. This one a little more invigorating. This one a little more calming. Both have cleansing properties, these are my favorite go-to combos, I hope you like them,
let’s go give ’em a try in the yoga room. Okay-doke so here we are
in the yoga room, welcome. We’re gonna clean the mat and
I’m gonna go ahead and use this invigorating version to start, and I’m gonna just use a little towel so, you can use any sort of
dish towel or wash cloth, I usually use mine a couple
times before I wash it, you can also dampen it
with a little bit of water if you know that your mat
is getting a little funky and it needs some extra warshin’. You can use paper towel,
I don’t recommend it, I think you should find an
old rag just something that you don’t mind getting your oils on and keep it as your designated
yoga mat cleaner. So here we go. Take it, give it a little shake again, and I’m just gonna spray the mat here. And I do one section at a time. So moving with this mat kind
of in the grains of the mat. Alright and that’s essentially it so, that’s essentially it. Be sure to launder your rag regularly so you don’t wanna get
stuck with a stinky rag. Really you know, these
things can just be like little bottles of love
you know you made them, you made them with love
and you can keep them as a room spray so this eucalyptus
lavender duo is great, lives in my bedroom. Just kidding, and it’s so nice just as aromatherapy for the room. Also really great before
practice to just kind of cleanse the mind, get
you ready for your yoga. They make great gifts, super simple. So that’s all for today,
let me know how it goes when you make your spray
in the comments down below. Be sure to stick around this
week for more free yoga, thank you so much Whole
Foods for letting me come to the market and
get all my ingredients, and if you’re interested in checking out my visit to Whole Foods, I
had a lot of fun this morning, I invite you to go check
out the Whole Foods Market Youtube channel in addition
to my trip to Whole Foods and the blog of buying my ingredients, there’s a ton of videos there
that you might find helpful if you’re interested in
cooking or you wanna expand your knowledge in the kitchen. There’s a lot of fun stuff
over there that I really like that I think you might too. Alright, I think that’s it for today, I gotta give Benji his bone as promised, and I’ll see you on the mat. Take good care. Namaste. (gentle acoustic guitar)

100 Comments

  1. Adriene, if I paint my mat with acrylic paint would it come off if I clean it with this recipe?

  2. I didn't know yoga mat spray is a thing!
    That's great, I have the tree oil and lavender oil AND my yoga mat smells horrible lol

  3. And then i shake it!!! Lol!!

  4. I looked at my yoga mat the other day and I was like "when did I do yoga In a mud pit?" 😷

  5. That is the best youtube video for anyone who needs to find out about this topic. You understand a lot its virtually laborious to argue with you (not that I really would needHaHa). You undoubtedly put a brand new spin on a topic thats been written about for years. Great stuff, simply great!

  6. This is so amazing. I made eucaliptis and lavander and talk about making me feel happy ☺️

  7. What other product can I switch for the witch hazel? I don't know if I going to find it where I live

  8. the fragrance of the lavender oil only lasts about 15 seconds after wiping down my mat. is there any change in ratios or another ingredient that could make the good smells stick around for a while?

  9. Wonderful. Love your videos. Thank you

  10. Can't you do a collab with Melissa Makers at Clean my space?

  11. Love this idea! Thanks Adriene! I definitely want to make these sprays. Weird, but I actually could smell some of the herbal scents as I watched! Benji is so cute! Love him carrying his treat at the end of the video. Adorable!

  12. awesome vid! thanks Im going to try this. On amazon now ordering the stuff. Namaste <3

  13. @albandary2

  14. Love it! I just got my stash from Amazon, Adrienne. Lurrrve all that you do and share. Namaste. Inspired and grateful, CP (YAY, Benjie!)

  15. love the australian cattle dog! 🙂

  16. Why are glass spray bottles better?

  17. 😀

  18. Great video but I've got a question….do these sprays expire once you've mixed the essential oils with other components?

  19. I have never heard of witch hazel? What is that? I never seen it at a shop 🙁

  20. Really inspiring !

  21. Thank you so much for the tutorial! I just made this myself and it is so nice.

  22. Made this today. Made big bottles. Can't wait to try this out! Thank you for the recipe!

  23. I don't know if someone already said it in the comments, but please be careful when using essential oils if you have cats at home, as some can poison them (not kidding!).

  24. What yoga mats do you recommend? I need to get one soon to replace my old $20 Walmart terri-bad one and would like some advice! 😀

  25. I love your vintage kitchen

  26. Question! Would it still work without the witch hazel oil?

  27. Wonderful, I love all things essential (oils), organic, and as natural as possible, so will do, and thank you! Tea Tree oil, in particular, I have used as a mouthwash especially since I have some dental issues I am presently working on and as a foot scrub to ease and remove calluses. All good and I am excited to prepare your formulas; Namaste 💖🙏🏽

  28. I didn‘t know I was waiting for this!

  29. thanks so much Adriene, had all of the ingredients for both of these! you are so awesome

  30. Where did you get the 2 colored yoga mat I really like that ?

  31. Is this safe for rubber yoga mats?

  32. Not affordable…:(

  33. We don’t have witch hazel what else can i use?

  34. I'm searching for the recipe "down below"

  35. How do you store your mats?

  36. I love this recipe! I had all the items around the house already so it was simple easy to make. It feels so rewarding making your own things with good products! Thank you for the idea/recipe and for being a ray of sunshine! 🙂

  37. Just made the lavender one, and it smells amazing :):) already made my day better 💜

  38. your kitchen is so beautiful !!!

  39. i do yoga on bed its ok😊

  40. I love your countertop

  41. Such a genuine person.

  42. you look like KAJAL AGARWAL , my fav heroine . Like her acting, your video is also awesome.

  43. Anyone know if Aveda's Chakra mists can be sprayed on a yoga mat?

  44. I love the lavender and eucalyptus spray❤❤❤ I use it as a room freshner, and the other one for the yoga mat❤ A whole new world has open since I found your channel, thank you so much❤❤❤

  45. I LOVE your house!!! Thanks for the great recipes. : )

  46. Fab x I’ve just made up some spray : eucalyptus & tea tree called to me x 😍🧘‍♀️

  47. You are stunning in every way!

  48. I just made some of this tonight! Thank you. I can't wait to use it tomorrow morning. It smells divine. 🖤🖤🖤

  49. Where are the recipes?

  50. haven't heard of one ingredient

  51. new fan from whole foods channel! i love this so much and yoga is AWESOME!! i would so usethis!! <# thanks for the idea and tips!!! i cant wait to try yoga again

  52. Does anyone know what a good supplement would be for the Witch Hazel? I’ve had bad reactions to it in the past.

  53. Hey Adriene,does the witch hazel have to be alcohol free , will it ruin my mat if it has alcohol???❤️

  54. I don't have yoga mat but I wanted to watch your spray I love essential oils

  55. I finally made this! That was so fun thank you Adriene!

  56. I don’t like the smell of any of those oils is there any other remedy to making a homemade yoga mat cleaner

  57. Love the tee tree oil so refreshing.

  58. Why is nobody talking about how funny Adriene is? I love her humor

  59. I've never seen that big bottle distilled water in the supermarkets in Sweden! wonder if even any of the other ingredients are affordable here… oh well, i'll just clean my mat in the washing machine haha.

  60. I'd like to learn about sustainable mats. Most mats are made of the worst materials.

  61. i love you!! thank you very very much! Namaste

  62. You are so amazing! I've been watching your videos for five years now. Great video, I will definitely do this this weekend. Thank you so much for sharing all your knowledge to all of us!

  63. Loving my lemongrass spray! So easy. Thank you very much!

  64. I love u! Σ' ευχαριστώ!!

  65. You have reminded me I need to clean my yoga mat! I have a bought one at the moment, but I am definitely going to use your recipes to make some new spray at some point. Thank you! Namaste xo

  66. You and Cole Chance are my favs❤️

  67. I'm so glad you mentioned Whole Foods. I found both the lemongrass oil AND the empty spray bottles there. The lemongrass/tea tree combo is soooooo refreshing!! FYI – for anyone wondering, you can purchase that brand of witch hazel at Target or Vitacost.com. Thank you, Adriene for the great recipe! Namaste. 💞

  68. You are an angel, I normally watch you on my home t.v so I don't comment and like your videos as much as I should . But I have to say me and my BF love your yoga videos so much for him to be inspired to start this journey with me …and you just brings so much love to my heart thank you for all you do ✌💚🌈😍

  69. Hi again! Just made my own yoga mat spray — love it! Thanks for the “recipe” 😉

    Also — my toddler daughter said “I like watching this lady” while viewing this video. You’re awesome ☺️

  70. Thanks for this! I used tea tree oil and rose. My yoga mat told me she feels much better.

  71. Adriene is the best! She has honestly been significant in saving my life.

  72. Just made my own spray using tea tree and lemon essential oils! So yummy!! My mat was definitely getting a little funky, so this is much appreciated💜

  73. Cant wait to try this Adriene! Love you and your humour.

  74. Great video! You've made me wanna create some essential oil sprays now! 🙌🏻

  75. Yoga has been a life changing point for me & you dear Adrien took my attention among so many videos. You are so inspiring, keep up the good work.Much LOVE

  76. Could you type the ingredients here?

  77. I finally found where I can buy eco friendly yoga mat in Mauritius and bought mine yesterday…of course I remembered seeing a video of Adriene showing how to make yoga mat cleaning solution with essential oils….and Voilà! 😍 now I need to get the ingredients. Thank you ❤

  78. Just made my first batch. Orange and lemon oils! #YUMMY

  79. Thanks for sharing Adrienne! Does the kind of essential oil matter? Am currently using peppermint just because the aroma is really relaxing. Also, am an ultimate fan of yours. You’re the only yogi that gave me the drive to consistently practice yoga. I am never flexible and intimidated by yoga when I attended classes and youtube stuff. But that really changed when I saw your vids. First time I watched it I slowly developed possibilities and made me fall inlove with yoga so much so thank you thank you. I have your vids downloaded a bunch of them that I practice offline when I travel specially on the beach. Wish your channel all the best! Much much love!

  80. Dearest Adriene, Witch hazel is not easily available in Norway. My brother was in America recently and I asked him to bring me some alcohol free witch hazel back, however the retailer gave him one with 14% alcohol. I have a manduka mat, do you have any suggestions on how to clean it? All the best 🙏🏼 Gazelle

  81. Good info. Will try for the jujutsu mats at the dojo with my additions. Nice aromatherapy for training. You're sweet to watch :).

  82. Is Benji a blue heeler? He’s beautiful!

  83. I'm going to use my sandalwood beard oil!

  84. Do you have a suggestion on how to get dog hair out of your mat?

  85. Love the spray. I use it on everything. Soooo yummy 🥰

  86. Hi Adriene! I'm from spain, and I was searching something like this to clean my yoga mat, but I am not able to find this witch hazel here in my town. Is it a facial tonic? Can any other product be used as witch hazel instead? Thank you! And also for your videos!

  87. Can you make this without essential oils? These are hazardous to pets and, even in small doses, I will not risk their health just to clean my mat. Any thoughts for this? All I can find anywhere online is with oils but they are not good.

  88. Coming back a year later and making more!!(:

  89. You are amazing Adriene, I am going to get those essential oils and make these sprays. Thank you so much for all you do

  90. Love the ending there. Cue the pup- 🎬 action -Benji walks out with the bone.. cut

  91. Its a fun show thank you lovely ….

  92. Amazing Vibes – as always 😉 never have I jad such a banana on my face with such a simply thing. I now proudly hold my own hand made eucalyptus & fresh mint version. My mat is soooo joyfuuul!
    Ps. My mat is new and kind of slippery – any advice on that part pls :)?

  93. Adriene!! I just made the spray and OMG it's awesome to clean the mat and it smells so good that I think I will have one in my office to smell eucalyptus and lemon when working. Thank you ❤

  94. I wanna start by saying this thank you you’re my guardian angel Adriene Benji I never forget you either buddy you’re cool love always🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹💍

  95. Guys! how do you dry the yoga mat afterwards? do you let it airdry? or do you use a towel?

  96. Love your kitchen!

    I can't find alcohol free witch hazel in my area. Is it okay to use one with some alcohol content?

  97. It's really difficult to find witch hazel in europe. Any tips for a sub?

  98. Assuming this is safe to use on Manduka Pro mats since that's the mat used in the video?

  99. Just making this for the first time today! I'm so excited for my new scented yoga mat! I'm going to use tea tree, some witch hazel with rose in it, and ylang ylang oil 😍😍😍

  100. I’m on several year assignment in a country that doesn’t have witch hazel. What may I use as a substitute please? Alcohol would cause mat to fall apart. (There also is no hydrogen peroxide here) Thank you!

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