Our Cork and Natural Rubber yoga mats – not JUST a pretty face!
Cork is so earthy- it just makes me feel grounded. These mats have great grip, both top and bottom, and seem to be the perfect partner for any style of yoga you practice. We love these mats and are proud to offer durable and eco-friendly products. Our mats contain zero PVC’s or harmful chemicals and are 100% recyclable. Read more about these sustainable mats below in "Product Information".
About our designs:
"For Bees, the flower is the foundation of life. For Flowers, the bee is the messenger of Love" by Kahlil Gibran. This beautiful sentiment reminds us of the importance of relationships and community. Our Bumble Bee design is one of a series of designs that feature our pollinators (birds, insects and bats) that keep our plants healthy, our air clean and our food supply safe and sustainable. My Yoga Essentials donates a portion of all profits to protect pollinators in the US.
We love these mats and are proud to offer durable and eco-friendly products. They start with a base of natural rubber from the best Hevea rubber trees. The rubber is collected (tapped) in a sustainable manner, not harming the trees and allowing them to mature and continue to produce the milky latex within the latex vessels in the bark. While natural rubber (latex) may cause allergic reactions for some (Try our TPE mats as an alternative!), rubber is non-toxic, non-slip/skid, waterproof, stain resistant, durable, has excellent flexibility and cushioning, and is recyclable. And because natural rubber is sticky when heated, our manufacturing process takes advantage of this physical feature to combine many types of surface layers WITHOUT the use of chemical adhesives.
Our sustainable cork layer makes these mats even more durable and improves the comfort of the mat. When cork dampens, a waxy substance is released (don’t worry, you won’t notice) increasing the grip of your mat. The sweat produced by your activity level will not pool, but will be absorbed. Cork is naturally antimicrobial, killing bacteria and germs. It will not get smelly after repeated use and will dry quickly.
At 4.5 mm thick, our cork topped rubber mats have a bit of “give” for comfort but are dense enough to ground and stabilize you during your practice. These mats roll out and stay flat-no bunching or curling.
Our mats contain zero PVC’s or harmful chemicals and are 100% recyclable.
183cm x 68cm x .45cm
- Gently clean dirty areas with a damp towel, paying attention not to use too much water. To remove stubborn stains, use a toothbrush and a small amount of diluted laundry detergent and gently work in a circular motion, then wipe away with a clean wet towel.
- Do not expose it to the sun for extended periods of time.
- Do not immerse or leave water pooling on the surface for extended periods of time.
- When storing, roll with the cork surface facing out.
- Do not keep mat close to a heat source for a long period of time to prevent rubber aging and adhesion.
- Your cork rubber mat may initially have a little smell. This is the smell of natural rubber, and is eco-friendly and non-toxic. If you are sensitive, please lay the mat flat for a period of time before using.