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More Yoga DIY: Make your own mat cleaner

It is shaucha time!

So by now your mat smells funny and you’re too lazy to bring it back home with you? Are you embarrased by the sour stench when the teacher comes to adjust you? Making your own mat cleaner is fun and really simple.

Many cold-pressed citrus oils have both antiseptic and fat dissolving properties

Many cold-pressed citrus oils have both antiseptic and fat dissolving properties

You will need the following:

– Sterilized water
– Essential oils
– A little spray bottle

You can play with it, but start adding just a few drops of the essential oils. Then test it and see how much of a scent you can take (and think of your fellow yoga mates… don’t go crazy on the oils).

The most important part is that you use essential oils with antibacterial/antiseptic properties, such as tea tree, cinnamon bark, clove, fennel, grapefruit, lemon, lime, thyme, oregano, pine, rosemary, etc. Once you find your favorite combination, fill the bottle, and whenever you spray your mat let it dry for a few minutes.

Viva La Revolution (the dopest mat ever): On yoga mats p2

Buying one might make you feel like you’re part of a super hip and ethical club.  It might make you feel like you’re not rubbing your lymph nodes against pvc.  Before you go out and buy one, consider what you will do with your old mat.  The most eco-friendly choice?  Buy sustainable the first time.  Reduce. Recycle. Reuse.

PrAna Revolution Mat: the Smell!

prAna Revolution Mat: The Size!

PrAna Revolution Mat: the Construction

PrAna Revolution Mat: Joy!

Harmony mats are fierce

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Kino touts mat in the sunshine state

posted by ebean

In her latest youtube video, Sadie Nardini (just opened the Fierce Club in Manhattan) endorses Jade Yoga’s eco-friendly Harmony mat.

Did Sadie get a free mat out of it?  Maybe.  Does she secretly want to grace the back cover of Yoga Journal while touting a mat on a busy Manhattan sidewalk?  Perhaps.  Whatever.  Anyone who makes sustainable hip is fierce, especially if their hair is inhumanly red.

Recycle your mat!

posted by ebean

recycle your matThis is the kind of stuff that makes the elephantbeans jump…

Manduka has teamed up with Recycle Your Mat to offer a 20% discount for mindful peeps that send their old yoga mats to be recycled.  Yay for the discount.  Yay for supporting recycling.  Yay for the people who set up this long overdue project!

RECYCLE YOUR MAT!!!!