No doubt a quick web search has provided an exhaustive list of home made cleanser recipes.
Let?s examine a few cautions.
First off you might want to check with your mat manufacturer to make sure that the mat accepts what you plan to clean it with as essential oils may stain some mats, or even clog the pores of the mats.
Essential oils come with warning labels hazards and guidlines for a reason, my favorite:
If you have sensitive skin, epilepsy, heart or kidney problems, or any serious medical condition, do not use essential oils unless advised by a physician or medical professional that it is safe
Do essential oils mimic estrogen? The web lights this debate up http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0166445X06002372
Washing machines: Again check with manufacturer. Manduka claims the mat might actually damage the washer.
Next you want to examine what you want to do:
Soap and water, be it dish soap or a castile soap will do wonders for removing oils and dirt and for disinfection the removal or destruction of pathogens from inanimate objects.
However many little nasties will not be removed by a wipe down.
Sanitization is the cleansing of inanimate objects to reduce the microbial count to a safe level.
Again be wary about mixing cleansers, sure bleach is going to overclean the mat but what is it going to do to you?
What is it going to do if you mix it with anything? Leftover studio cleansers, even vinegar will react strongly with bleach unleashing some heavy toxic nasties. Be ware