How To Clean Your Yoga Mat

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The practice of yoga is great for both the body and the mind. It’s also gentle on the joints so it is possible to do everyday especially if you have your own yoga mat at home. Keep the mat clean and fresh even with regular use with these cleaning tips:

For slightly soiled mats:

Here’s how to clean a yoga mat by hand. Dilute mild dish soap in water and spray it onto both sides. Wash off the dirt with a clean, damp sponge. Work your way throughout the entire surface. Be careful not to put too much pressure or the mat might get a tear or develop other flaws. After washing with this soapy solution, wipe off the residue with a clean sponge that is slightly damp with water. Finally, wipe things up with a towel and air dry.

For heavily soiled mats:

Sometimes we just don’t have the time to wash it so the dirt piles up and really sticks to the surface. Heavily soiled mats require more intensive cleaning. Mix soap with water in a tub and place the mat in it. Let it stand for and hour or so then begin to wash off the dirt with a soapy sponge. After you are satisfied with your work, rinse everything with water to remove the residues. Wipe with a towel and allow it to dry in the air. Do not place it under the sun.

For machine washing:

If you do not have time to do washing, then you may opt to put the mat inside the washing machine. Just remember to use a mild detergent and use the gentle cycle so as not to damage the piece. Do not do this often. Mats will only need to be clean every once in a while.

For quick drying:

Don’t put it in the dryer. Just wipe it with a towel and hang it somewhere to air dry. Or you can place a similarly sized towel on the surface, things up, and give it a good squeeze to force the water into the towel before drying.

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The Many Types Of Laundry Boosters

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What are Laundry Boosters?

Laundry boosters are fabulous at keeping your laundry looking clean and bright. To get out tough stains such as coffee, wine, and grass stains, you’ll need a good laundry booster. A laundry booster is added to the wash cycle to increase the effectiveness of the detergent. The laundry booster can be purchased, or some prefer to make the own laundry booster. The outcome is always the same: to increase the effectiveness of the laundry detergent.

The laundry boosters can be made from organic oils and cleaning elements. Some may decide to purchase the laundry booster at a local store. The typical laundry booster is available as a powder, liquid, or foam. Unscented laundry boosters are available for individuals with sensitive skin.  The products can be used on many different types of fabrics such as wool, cotton and polyester.

How Does the Laundry Booster Work

Often plain laundry detergent is just not sufficient to get your laundry clean. A good laundry booster will remove stains, grease, and grime for the cleanest laundry. Adding the booster to your laundry will also keep colors looking brilliant and will keep your whites looking sparkling. The laundry booster also removes odors from the fabric, leaving it smelling clean and fresh.

A laundry booster that has baking soda in it is alkaline. The alkaline nature gives the booster a high pH value and, in turn, makes the water soft. This increases the effectiveness of the laundry detergent.

Oxygen bleach is used in some laundry boosters, but this product should be used only on whites. The oxygen bleach removes stains and also brightens the laundry. Some laundry boosters use enzymes to remove dirt and stains from both white and colored fabrics.

There are many different types of laundry boosters available to keep your laundry sparkling clean. Removing dirt and grease from your clothing will protect the fabric. Don’t spend another day with dull and dingy clothes. To look your best add a laundry booster to each wash cycle. Also follow us at Cleaner Visions: Cleaning and Home Solutions, for new information on cleaning solutions.