How To Wash A Jiu Jitsu Mat

Learn how to wash a Jiu Jitsu Mat. Jiu Jitsu mats could get filthy easily, so if you own one you would need to find a cleaning technique to get them washed. It is quite simple to get your Jiu Jitsu mat cleaned. This is the best technique to washing your Jiu Jitsu mat.

Things you will need:

  • Mop/ towel (optional)
  • Bucket
  • Water
  • Bleach/Tea tree oil (optional)


  1. Prepare your water. Take a small bucket and fill it with half water and half bleach. If you do not like the strong smell of bleach, then you could use tea tree oil since it has a sweet smell to it. Since tea tree oil does not come in large quantities such as bleach, then pour tea tree oil directly on the Jiu Jitsu mat for washing. Only a little is needed, but make sure there is enough to saturate the whole mat.
  2. Begin washing/mopping your Jiu Jitsu mat. Dip your mop/towel in the bucket. Then, begin wiping or mopping the Jiu Jitsu mat in circular motions. Washing in a circular motion brings even, faster results. Also, applying pressure helps to get any excess dirt out of the mat.
  3. Let the Jiu Jitsu mat dry. After you have thoroughly washed your Jiu Jitsu mat, then let it dry. If it is sunny outside, then you could place your mat outside. Let the mat dry for at least five hours. Drying time solely depends on the temperatures and conditions of the drying area.
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