Those sales at Bath and Body Works are hard to pass up. You just took advantage of the buy 10, get 11 free deal and stocked up on all those fun scents. Or, you just got talked into a crazy expense cologne by the gal at Neiman’s because it was a “worthy investment”. Good smells are hard to pass up, but when it comes to the yoga studio, leave the caps on those bottles at home.
YogaSport keeps a fragrance-free zone during our classes. Our yogis have a wide variety of allergies and sensitivities to scents, so this is the best way to maintain an open environment for all. This not only includes perfumes and colognes, but also scented lotions, hair products, and under arm products. Our studio is warm, so even small amounts of fragrance will heighten in the space, leaving some yogis with a pesky headache. So when in doubt, scrub and wash any potential scents off before entering the studio. Not only do we thank you for following the guidelines, your fellow yogis thank you too!
But also, make sure to take care of you! We have baby wipes in the Zen Den to help you wipe your feet when they are on the nasty side. And, coming to yoga fresh and clean helps avoid weird smells in the room. Again, the warmth of the studio can heighten just about any scent, that includes the ones from our body.
And of course, there is your yoga gear itself. I just finished deep cleaning our studio rental mats, and they were in need of some TLC. The same goes for the mat you are using on the regular. Even if you are wiping it down after every class, it’s going to slowly pick up the odor of all your hard work. So, take that mat home every now and then and do a good deep clean with soap and water. Vinegar is also a wonder in getting out bad odors, and it can be used to clean your mat along with your yoga clothes. Pop your sweaty clothes in the dryer along with some vinegar, and you’ll be amazed how fresh they come out.
Some smells are natural and you’ll discover them in our Aromatherapy Flow. These special classes mix our regular power flow class with essential oils from doTERRA. It’s a great way to learn about healthy, natural oils and how they can improve your daily life. And of course, all our classes end with a scented towel. The towels are infused with doTERRA oils that help cool you down, like Lavender, Eucalyptus and Wild Orange. It’s a great final treat after a great flow.
Here’s to happy yogis and happy noses!