An economical and toxin free solution for washing smelly yoga mats

For those who have been practicing Bikram yoga, you know that you can’t just leave class and go about your business without taking a shower and changing your clothes.  It is imperative that you take a shower and do laundry regularly because your yoga clothes and  towel or mat/towel combination will be sweaty and very foul smelling due to the detoxification process.  I use a Breathe mat when I attend yoga classes at Bikram Yoga Burr Ridge and I love my mat because it is like a combination between a towel and a mat.  I can just throw it in the wash.

However, the down side is that the mat carries some stinky swamp scents after each class.  Even The Meowmixers run away when I take out my Breathe mat! Here is my reaction:

 

 

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I am fortunate enough to have a washer and dryer in my home.  When I lived in the city, I had to use the communal laundry room downstairs and pay to use each machine.  So, having an in unit washer and dryer has its perks for someone who practices Bikram yoga regularly!

Since I became a customer with Melaleuca, I switched to their MelaPower Mountain Fresh Detergent and to remove the stench, I add in a half of a cap full of Melaleuca Sol-u-Mel (By the way, this nifty solution is non-toxic and has over 100 uses!)

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I love MelaPower because it is super concentrated and a little goes a much longer way – hence the savings!  When I had Tide, I had to use more.

Have a wonderful weekend and I will see you on Monday!

 

 

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The Tale of The Double Exercise Class Day

One day, there was a very ambitious woman who decided to workout.  She couldn’t decide between Bikram yoga and Kettlebell training class, so she decided to go to both!  However, she knew that she had to eat after each class.  After her kettlebell class, she couldn’t stomach the thought of eating another meal, but she had to have something to recover.  So she reached out for her Melaleuca GC Control Creme Brulee and Melaleuca ProFlex Vanilla Protein Powder.  She put a scoop of each into a cup and mixed with with some cold skim milk in a Magic Bullet blender.  It was so good, she finished the whole thing and got her protein in.

The Shake Ingredients

1 scoop of Melaleuca GC Control Creme Brulee and 1 scoop of  Melaleuca ProFlex Vanilla Protein Powder with 1 cup cold skim milk.  GC Control is a shake mix you can drink to help regulate your blood glucose level so you won’t be ravenous by the time you have your next meal.  ProFlex protein powder is good for building muscle and for recovery after strength training   The shake tastes as good as a vanilla shake from McDonald’s.

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