Mind Over Lather Essential Oil Infused Yoga Mat Cleaning Spray, 8-Ounce

Last updated: August 14, 2023

Mind Over Lather Essential Oil Infused Yoga Mat Cleaning Spray, 8-Ounce

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We looked at the top Yoga Gifts and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Yoga Gift you should buy.

Overall Take

In our analysis of 29 expert reviews, the Mind Over Lather Essential Oil Infused Yoga Mat Cleaning Spray, 8-Ounce placed 10th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

“Fall in love with Mind Over Lather after your yoga session, it’s safe enough to use before your workout and afterwards – your mat won’t be sticky or slippery after you use it and just leave it smelling wonderful. You won’t have to worry about slipping going into a Warrior Pose… It is essential for anyone who uses does yoga regularly or just to keep it clean during casual use. We do not use any coconut products or oils that can make mats and gym equipment slippery. It works perfectly to freshen up smelly gym lockers or shoes. Eucalyptus and tea tree essential oils are in every spray bottle they are naturally Spray it on and wipe clean it is just that simple. It’s safe enough that customers use it on their pillows before they go to bed to provide a calming slumber. Mind Over Lather can even be an alternative to dry shampoo that clogs your hair follicles, the uses are endless. You’ll feel good that we never test on animals, in fact, you can use our cleaner to freshen-up pet bed or eliminate pet odor – it will even have a calming effect on your furry friends with high anxiety. You can even use it as an air fresher in your house or any room keeping it fresh. If you are only using Mind Over Lather just for your yoga mat, you are missing out on the benefits our cleaner, air fresher and whatever you can think up use it for can do.”

Expert Reviews

What experts liked

Alcohol free and non toxic, this cleaner should be your go to for your mat maintenance needs. It's easy to use and clean with.
This spray cleaner is made of all natural ingredients including essential oil. It's safe for sensitive skin and has a sweet, refreshing scent. It also doesn't leave your mat sticky or slippery.

What experts didn't like

The nozzle lets off a very small amount of cleaner at a time.
The spray nozzle is a bit flimsy and could leak.


The International Yoga Federation estimates that there are roughly 300 million people globally who practice yoga on a regular basis. You don’t even need to go to an exercise studio for proof of its popularity: Yoga moms and dads post their poses on Instagram regularly and there are multimillion dollar fashion brands that exist only to make practitioners look good while they’re doing their down-dog. For many, yoga isn’t just an exercise regimen. It’s a lifestyle.

That means you’ve got a ton of options if you’re buying for the yoga fanatic in your life. For an ancient Indian practice that emphasizes internal awareness, yoga in its modern form sure seems to require a lot of external gear. From athleisure wear to exercise mats, there’s always a way to enhance that workout, or just make it more comfortable.

If you’re buying clothing, it’s best to buy it for close friends or spouses. You’ll have to know their size, after all, and yoga practitioners can be picky about the fit of their workout wear. Start by finding out what brand they like, and remember that it’s not enough for those pants or top to look good. They also must be able to handle the sweat. The default material for yoga wear is a polyester blend that will shed moisture and dry quickly.

Exercise mats are always a good bet. No matter how much they favor their current mat, people are going to need another one sooner or later. Again, see which brand they already own and go with something comparable. Trading an old mat for a newer one is always a nice surprise, but not if the replacement is prone to slipping or fraying.

Some other evergreen items include weights, blocks and other accessories. If your gift recipient doesn’t use yoga straps, they can open up a whole new way to exercise. As a bonus, you can also use them to carry a yoga mat. Another item that’s always in demand is a good towel (or set of them). The best yoga towels are made of microfiber cloth that can wipe up sweat easily and dry quickly — a must for hot yoga sessions. Not only are all these items typically cheaper than mats or clothes, you won’t have to worry about sizes (although you may want to match up the color scheme to their usual outfit).

But what do you get the hardcore yogi that has their workout room fully stocked? Remember that yoga is as much a lifestyle as anything else. There’s always a new way to enhance a workout session with incense burners, meditation seats or “singing” bowls that can be struck to sound calming tones. And it’s not all about the physical gear: That subscription to a new workout app might be just the thing a friend needs to change up their routine.

Buying Advice

  • Yoga mats and towels take a lot of punishment during a workout, so it’s in your best interest to keep them clean. Working up a sweat is the whole point, but it’s not much fun if you’re smelling it before you even start stretching.
  • If you’re using a rubber or thermoplastic mat, you obviously won’t be able to run it through the wash. Wipe it off instead with an antibacterial spray or a mix of water and white vinegar, being sure to dry it completely.
  • Microfiber towels can be cleaned in a regular washer, but you’ll want to wash them separately to make sure they don’t accumulate lint or stray threads. If you want to make sure they last awhile, hand wash them periodically under warm water.