How To Clean Your Cork Yoga Mat

Having a fresh smelling and clean mat is important to everyone who uses yoga mats for physical activity, but it is especially important to people who use their mat on a daily basis.

Cork yoga mats are naturally antibacterial and antimicrobial, this means the mats do not hold onto bacteria and thus they are easier to clean then traditional PU rubber mats. Once you realize how easy it is to clean your cork yoga mat you will never have to deal with a stained or sweaty yoga mat ever again.


How often should I clean my mat?

When it comes to cleaning your cork yoga mat it really depends on your personal preference but there are a few questions you may want to ask yourself. There questions include:

  1. How often do you practice yoga?
  2. Where do you practice your yoga?
  3. What type of yoga or exercise may you do on the mat?

If you are someone who practices at home then cleaning once every two weeks is sufficient, if you are more adventurous with your yoga mat, you may want to do a quick wash up to once a week. If you are prone to getting extremely sweaty while using your cork yoga mat, it is advised to clean it after each use.

Cork yoga mats do not absorb the sweat, quite the opposite, sweat and water actually slides off the surface of the and then dries super quickly.


How to clean your yoga mat:

It’s extremely simple to clean your cork yoga mat!

To clean your cork yoga mat, take a damp cloth and wipe your yoga mat down in order to take away excess dirt and natural sweat, once you have wiped the mat down you’re the excess sweat and dirt will be gone from the surface and you’re ready to use the mat once again, it’s that simple!

If you want to deep clean your yoga mat you can create your own DIY yoga mat cleaning spray. Once the mixture is made give the mat a spray and wipe the surface. Once the mat has been wiped, hang the mat out to air dry and roll it back up cork side out.


DIY cleaning spray

If you would like to create your own cleaning spray the instructions are listed below:

  1. Fill half a spray bottle with water
  2. Fill the remaining half with white wine vinegar or which hazel
  3. Add an essential oil of your choosing and you are ready to use


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