- Fill a spray bottle with water and 1 - 2 tablespoons of white vinegar. Spray and wipe your mat with a soft cloth or towel. Instead of vinegar you can use a few drops of tea tree oil. Both vinegar and tea tree oil contain antibacterial and anti-fungal properties. Lavender oil works great,too. It is antibacterial, but not anti-fungal. Make sure your mat is completely dry before you roll it back up.
- Alternatively, most mats can be washed in the washing machine with warm water and a little bit of laundry detergent. To balance the washing machine it's best to either wash a couple of yoga mats at the same time, or, if washing only one, add a few towels. Hang your mat over a chair to air dry. If you roll it up in a dry towel first, you can squeeze a lot of the water out before you hang it up. Make sure your mat is completely dry before you roll it back up.
Also read blog post "A cleaner way to roll up your yoga mat"