Cork is 100% natural and that’s why it is the perfect material for a yoga mat. Cork keeps its properties even when transformed into a yoga mat, giving you the opportunity to take advantage of these unique characteristics.
Cork is a material that can be recycled, therefore, it can be reused after you throw it away. It is possible to dispose of it in a safe, eco-friendly way. Besides, cork trees are never harmed in the process of extracting the cork.
The texture of cork is very absorbent, and your grip can actually improve the more you sweat. This happens because the cork will absorb it, causing friction to build between your hands and the mat, which prevents your hands and feet from slipping.
Cork is anti-bacterial. It contains compounds called Phenolics which kills bacteria and fungus. Studies have shown that bacteria were reduced 96.9% after being in contact with cork for 90 minutes. So, it’s clear that cork yoga mats are hygienic and avoid bad smells.
Cork yoga mats repel odours, which makes it a great choice for yoga studios that share their equipment and want to keep it hygienic and safe for yoga practitioners.
How to clean a cork yoga mat?
The best and simplest way to clean a cork yoga mat is to use cold water on a soft cloth. Gently wiping down the mat with the damp cloth and letting it air dry before rolling it up and putting it away.