Cork yoga mats have natural antimicrobial and antibacterial qualities. This means that any bacteria that makes its way onto a cork mat won't be able to live there. Therefore, keeping them clean and in long-lasting shape is simple!
Because cork yoga mats are self cleaning, the typical mat cleaning process isn't necessary. Even though eco-friendly cork yoga mat materials are remarkably durable for a yoga practice, over-cleaning or using abrasive products will wear out the materials faster.
HOW TO CLEAN A CORK YOGA MAT
To clean a cork yoga mat, use cold water on a soft cloth. It's important to avoid using any mat cleaners with essential oils or a lot of chemicals, as they can potentially damage the mat.
Gently wipe the mat with the wet, soft towel or non-abrasive sponge. The natural properties of cork repels water, so this wiping-off process removes the excess water and keeps the design of the mat from fading.
Once you've wiped the mat clean, hang it to air dry. When it has dried off, roll it up with the top side (the cork side) on the outside. It's designed to be rolled this way, as this will ensure your mat rolls out nice and flat each time you use it.
HOW OFTEN A CORK YOGA MAT SHOULD BE CLEANED
We recommend cleaning your cork yoga mat once a week. However, if you happen to sweat a lot or use the mat daily, you can clean it more frequently.
HOW TO GIVE A CORK YOGA MAT A DEEP CLEAN
If your cork yoga mat is stained or has been used up a lot in sweaty yoga sessions, you can make your own cork mat cleaning spray to give it a deep clean.
FILL A SPRAY BOTTLE WITH:
- 3 parts water
- 1 part witch hazel or white vinegar
- 5 drops of one of these essential oils: lavender, tea tree, lemongrass, or eucalyptus. These essential oils are recommended due to their disinfecting qualities.
STEPS TO DEEP CLEAN A CORK YOGA MAT:
- Shake the spray bottle.
- Spray the mat and wipe it clean with a slightly damp, soft cloth.
- Hang the mat to air dry completely.
- Once dry, roll up the mat with the top side (the cork side) facing the outside.
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