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Utilization and maintenance of natural rubber yoga mats

  • 2017-02-24

1.How about the utilization life of natural rubber yoga mats

Natural rubber can decompose in natural environment. Natural yoga mats can keep good state for 5 years when they are stored in cool and dry condition without opened. But their service life is effected by various factors such as way of utilization, frequency of utilization and way of conservation.


2. Do the colors of yoga mats fade in the sun?

Sun light, air and water can make natural rubber decompose and aging. So it is suggested that air drying be used instead of sun drying and conservation in cool and dry indoor instead of outdoor.


3.  Are there any methods to eliminate strong flavor of yoga mats?

There are some methods of suggestion:

a. Flat placement for a week can remove much of the flavor.

b. Vinegar can be added in water when yoga mats are cleaned.

c. Soft essence with flavor of soap can be coated on the air hole of cutting edge to reduce the flavor.


4. How to maintain natural rubber yoga mats?

a.Wash cleaning is not suggested because open air hole structure can absorb water for long time which accelerates the damage of yoga mats. Instead, Vinegar can be added in water to clean yoga mats. The proportion of can be 1:20.

b. Yoga mats should be stored in poly bags to keep apart the air after air drying if they are not used for long time. Because natural rubber can be early aging or oxidation when it contact sun, air or water.

c. Yoga mats should be used usually to keep good physical property because they are easily aging if they are placed for long time.