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Clothing: Give your gym clothes a thorough cleaning after a high intensity work out, by soaking them in a mixture of one part white vinegar and four parts water for about 30 minutes. Put your gym clothes into the washing machine and launder as normal.

Yoga and gym mats: In a spray bottle, combine two thirds of the container with witch hazel. Fill the remainder of the bottle with water. Add a couple drops of lavender or tea tree oil as well. Lavender and tea tree oil contain anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties that will help disinfect your mat. Spray the solution directly onto your yoga mat, and wipe down using a microfibre cloth.

Equipment: Give your free weights and exercise equipment at home a thorough cleaning after you have finished using them. Mix one cup of white vinegar, ten drops of tea tree oil, eight drops of lavender, rosemary, oregano and thyme oil as well as five drops of peppermint oil to a spray bottle. Shake the spray bottle gently to mix the ingredients together. Spray your free weights and gym equipment with the solution and then dry with a microfibre cloth thereafter.

Shoes: To remove foot odour from your running shoes, liberally sprinkle baking soda into each shoe and let it sit overnight. The next day, shake out the powder and wear as normal.