DIY Mat Cleaner

Do you ever clean your Pilates/yoga mat? Here is a simple DIY mat cleaner that you can make at home!

This simple recipe utilizes witch hazel, water and essential oils. You can switch up the oils based on your preferences, but here are the reasons I chose tea tree, lavender and peppermint oil in my DIY mat cleaner:

Lavender: eliminates nervous tension, disinfectant properties, means “to wash” due to it’s cleansing aroma.

Peppermint: antimicrobial properties, improve mental focus, energizing.

Tea Tree (aka: melaleuca): antimicrobial properties, removes odor, removes mold.

DIY Mat Cleaner

DIY Mat Cleaner


glass spray bottle



3/4 cup distilled water

1/4 cup alcohol-free witch hazel (white vinegar would work too)

5 drops lavender oil

3 drops peppermint oil

3 drops tea tree oil


Combine ingredients in a glass spray bottle and shake to mix. Spray DIY mat cleaner on your mat, wipe with a cloth and allow to air dry.

Now go complete this 5-minute Pilates Plank Challenge so you have a reason to clean your mat!



PS – Although this post contains affiliate links, I do not sell oils. 🙂

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  1. Chris 5 years ago

    Is there a brand of essential oils you recommend ?

  2. Crystal 5 years ago

    Perfect timing I’ve been wanting to clean my mat 🙂

  3. shawna tickle 4 years ago

    Perfect – just in time to freshen up my mat for our May workouts!

  4. Karen 5 months ago

    Thanks! I was just wondering how I should clean my mat!

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