Whether you’re a beginner yogi or can do the crane pose without breaking a sweat, this post is for you!
We’ve developed a kit of mini-products that you can take with you anywhere. It includes a magical yoga mat spray, essential oil blends to be diffused during your yoga session, and an express hand-sanitizing gel and refreshing foot cream for when you’re done.
We hope this post will help make your yoga practice even more enjoyable.
Magical yoga mat spray
One of the advantages of yoga is that it doesn’t require much equipment. Your yoga mat is your best friend: it’s your practice space and your place of refuge. So why not take good care of this valued accomplice?
The hours it spends on the floor, contact with your hands and feet, and perspiration all promote the growth of bacteria, mold, and unwanted odours.
So here’s the first product in your yoga kit: a magical yoga mat spray!
- 78g. demineralized water or cooled boiled water
- 30g. 70% rubbing alcohol
- 12g. essential oil dispersant
- 4,2g. essential oil (see blend ideas below)
2,1g. true lavender essential oil – Lavandula angustifolia
2,1g. tea tree essential oil – Melaleuca alternifolia
1,5g. sweet orange essential oil – Citrus sinensis
1,5g. lemon essential oil – Citrus limonum
1,5g. lime essential oil – Citrus aurantifolia
0,7g. geranium essential oil – Pelargonium graveolens
0,7g. palmarosa essential oil – Cymbopogon martinii
Steps to follow
Since it’s not necessary to heat the ingredients, you can blend them directly in the spray bottle.
1. In the ramekin, weigh the essential oil dispersant. Then use the funnel to pour it into the bottle.
2. In the same ramekin, weigh the essential oils and transfer them to the bottle. Close the bottle with the stopper and shake vigorously.
3. In the ramekin, weigh the 70% rubbing alcohol and pour it into the bottle.
4. Weigh the water and pour into the bottle. Close and shake vigorously.
Since the dispersant disperses the oils for just a short period (unlike emulsifiers, which permanently disperse oils in water), the blend must be shaken before each use.
Use: Either before or after your yoga session, shake the bottle and spray on the yoga mat, then dry with a clean cloth.
“Yoga for all reasons” diffuser blends
There are many different reasons to practise yoga, so we’ve developed four different blends for you to try. These will create four different environments in which to do your practice and to take with you anywhere in your yoga kit!
So grab your yoga mat and diffuser and go!
The quantities of each essential oil to place in your diffuser are shown below. If you wish to prepare a larger quantity for long-term use, place the indicated amounts in a 15 ml. amber glass bottle with a dropper. Then use six drops of the blend at a time.
|Energizing walk in the woods|
|White pine essential oil – Pinus strobus
Balsam fir essential oil – Abies balsamea
thuya essential oil – Thuja occidentalis
|Ceylon cinnamon bark essential oil – Cinnamomum cassia
Sweet orange essential oil – Citrus sinensis
Ylang ylang essential oil – Cananga odorata
|peppermint essential oil – Mentha piperita
Rosemary ct verbenone essential oil – Rosemarinus officinalis
|True lavender essential oil – Lavandula angustifolia
Red mandarin essential oil – Citrus reticulata
Sweet orange essential oil – Citrus sinensis
About diffusion and diffusers
Our range of essential oil diffusers is designed to suit every need and every budget! Mini diffusers are perfect for small spaces (the room where you practise yoga!) and their design is well suited to this calming Zen practice.
- If possible, use pure, organic essential oils.
- Take breaks between diffusions: Continuously diffusing essential oils saturates the air with aromatic molecules.
- After diffusions, clean the diffuser. Essential oils left in a diffuser can oxidize and thicken.
- Never diffuse for more than two hours in a closed room.
- Never diffuse for more than five minutes in a child’s bedroom.
Express hand cleansing gel
Once you’ve finished your session, clean your hands with this express hand-sanitizing gel. You’ll leave the yoga centre with clean hands as you head home for that refreshing shower!
Refreshing cream for tired feet
Hands done, feet to go! As you well know, yoga can be hard on your feet. Just think about the plank or the tree pose. So the final treasure in your yoga kit is our refreshing cream for tired feet to be applied at the end of each session.
And that’s it! Your home-made yoga kit is complete! All you have to do now is breathe in, breathe out, and step onto your mat.
Have a great session!