Who hasn’t heard of the phrase “Spring Cleaning”? As a kid in our house this was a dreaded time of year. My mom would play a game with us called “Beaver”. The name was not because we were building something impressive or whittling blocks of wood with our teeth. It was because beavers are always busy…just like us kids were going to be doing spring cleaning.

Everything was cleaned, no corner or cupboard was excluded from this project of mass cleaning. The results were things operating rooms were made of, pristine and shiny surfaces you could see your reflection in. Looking back, my Drill Sargent had nothing on my mom.

When we kids were done cleaning, I have to say it was very satisfying to smell the fresh cleaned house with it’s scent of lemon Lysol and Pledge, our arms soar from scrubbing the tub and shower with Comet, and hands burning from cleaning the kitchen floor grout with bleach. Those were the days…..

The Beaver game is long gone, and these days we are more educated about cleaners and how to use them. My mom cringes when she hears we clean our floors with plain warm water and vinegar to keep our pets safe from getting cleaner residue on their feet and then ingesting it.

It’s not much different at the studio, we clean with all non-toxic cleaners such as Method, Mrs. Meyers and Thieves. Because the flu has been relentless this season, we have added additional cleaning intervals, extra hand sanitizer pumps for your convenience and more spray bottles of mat cleaner to wipe down your mat after use.

Interested in making your own mat cleaner? Here is a great DIY recipe with simple essential oils that leave your mat feeling and smelling spring fresh.

  1. 1 16 oz spray bottle.
  2. 1/4 cup witch hazel.
  3. 10 drops of lavender essential oil.
  4. 10 drops of lemon essential oil.
  5. 5 drops peppermint essential oil.
  6. 3 drops tea tree essential oil.
  7. Filtered water.

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