This morning, I noticed my yoga mat needed some freshening up. (¬_¬) So, I did a lil’ research and discovered that rosemary essential oil is a natural disinfectant and works great for cleaning products – score! AND rosemary has a load of benefits for aromatherapy usage, so it makes for a perfect scent to have on your yoga mat.
I chose to blend rosemary and lemon essential oils so that there was a light, citrusy “zing” to complement the earthiness of rosemary. After spritzing and wiping down my mat, I am happy to report that it smells great and is fresh for the next use!
As always, feel free to experiment a bit with the EOs you choose — You could even add more oils for a more complex scent if you’d like. A few suggestions on blends with rosemary that pair well together:
1. Rosemary & Mint (clarifying and refreshing)
2. Rosemary & Lavender (ultra stress-relieving)
3. Rosemary & Lemongrass (energizing)
4. Rosemary & Cedarwood (very earthy / woody)
2oz spray bottle
35 drops rosemary essential oil
5 drops lemon essential oil
1/2 teaspoon witch hazel
Drop essential oils and witch hazel into the bottle and blend together by shaking gently. Fill bottle to the top with water and shake well. Spritz over your yoga mat and wipe down to naturally disinfect and freshen. Shake well before each use. Store in a cool place away from direct sunlight. Enjoy!