Eco Yoga Mat 

There are so many yoga mats out there that claim to be green, eco-friendly, and safer. Still, they are not completely toxic-free, because made still with made petroleum materials.

Here is what you want to look for: a yoga mat made with truly natural materials yoga, latex-free, phthalate-free, silicone-free, and toxin-free.  Without PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride),  TPE (Thermoplastic Elastomer), and PER (Polymer Environmental Resin).💪

Conventional Yoga Mats

❌Greenwashing: Even if they claim phthalate-free, lead-free, BPA-free, or 6P Free: Free of DEHP, DBP, BBP, DINP, DIDP, and DNOP phthalates, they could still contain PVC. 

❌PVC Yoga Mat: polyvinyl chloride yoga mats are the most common. They are made from petroleum, they contain heavy metals, paraffin wax, plasticizers, phthalates. Vinyl chloride – the main ingredient in PVC – is a human carcinogen. PVC is not biodegradable.  

Brands:

Gaiam yoga mats

PU Yoga MatPU leather, or polyurethane leather, is an artificial leather made of thermoplastic polymer

Brands: Alo Yoga Mat

❌TPE Yoga Mat: This PVC-free alternative is greenwashing.  Thermoplastic elastomers TPE is a blend of undisclosed synthetic materials that have not been proven safe: a mix of polymers, such as rubber and plastic.  TPE is not biodegradable. 

Brands:

ThinkSport yoga mats

Gaiam yoga mats

❌PER Yoga Mat: PER  is produced from PVC and other materials

Gaiam yoga mats

❌ Synthetic Natural rubber:made of petroleum-based materials including 1,3-butadiene, a human carcinogen.

❌ Natural rubber: even though they are made from rubber trees, they are involved in vulcanizing agents and chemical additives, during the manufacturing process. Those agents and additives are unknown.

Natural rubber also contains nitrosamines. Two natural rubber yoga mats contained carcinogenic nitrosamines according to In 2015 German magazine published a test.  

Natural rubber normally smells of chemicals. It is safer than synthetic rubber.

Brands:

Jade’s sustainable yoga mats: mats contain both natural and man-made components, and the precise components are proprietary. 

If you already own a PVC or TPE yoga mat or chemical-treated cotton yoga mat replace them with a safer option.

❌Bamboo Yoga Mats: It isn't a natural or chemical-free yoga mat. To transform hard bamboo lumber (we love bamboo plants for making furniture, etc..) into a soft pulpy fiber, many acids and chemicals are used. The FDA has ruled that a manufacturer cannot use bamboo fiber as a label; instead, they are required to label such products as "manmade rayon fiber from the bamboo plant." Just as white sugar bears very little resemblance to the sugar cane plant, so does the so-called bamboo yoga mat bear any resemblance to the bamboo plant.

❌Conventional Cotton Yoga Mat: they are made with cotton grown with chemical fertilizers and pesticides and hence aren't a good choice for yogis who are concerned about their health, safety, and impact on the environment. Conventional cotton yoga mats often have many added chemical treatments during the production process as well.

Brand: Yogasana cotton natural yoga mat

 
Eco-friendly Yoga Mats

Here you will find the most natural, non-toxic, sustainable, and eco-friendly yoga Mats.

made with No chemicals, no GMO, no pesticides, no formaldehyde, no synthetics, no dioxin. Synthetic rubber-free, PVC. Latex-Free.  6P Free: Free of DEHP, DBP, BBP, DINP, DIDP, and DNOP phthalates.

Only approved organic yoga mats that meet my criteria: made from 100% natural fiber materials, such as organic cotton, natural cork, and natural rubber. 

💚Organic Cotton Yoga Mat: When it comes to your yoga practice, go sustainable. Although a few premium mats may use organic cotton, on this page you will find the only GOTS-certified organic mats brand on the market. Made entirely from organic cotton and natural latex.

💚 Natural Cork Yoga Mat All-natural, non-toxic, cork is eco-friendly, lightweight and durable. Cork is anti-microbial, so there is no need to worry about germs, mold or mildew forming and no need to clean regularly, the cork sanitizes itself naturally.

The closed-cell construction seals out germs, odor and bacteria, making it the idea surface for your yoga practice.  This yoga mat is sustainable, biodegradabel and sturdy.  Cork is made from the bark of oak trees grown in Portugal that live up to 300 years!  Importantly, it is sustainably re-harvested from the same tree every 9 years.

💚Jute Yoga Mats They have been in use in India side by side with cotton and hemp yoga mats. When made naturally, jute yoga mats are safe to use. But hemp and organic cotton absorb moisture better than jute, which has a natural sheen on it, so many people prefer organic cotton and hemp yoga mats for a less slippery, more pleasant yoga practice. Many Jute Yoga Mats are mixed with less natural materials.

The number one choice is the GOTS cetified Organic Yoga Mat, the first listed below.

Then the Hemp Yoga mat, the second listed below or the cork one.

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Since we are all working out more at home we are more in control of the equipment we are choosing to use. this is importing use to exercise to a better environment with products that we know how they are made of

On this page, you will find the Best Organic and Eco-Friendly Home Gym equipment for a non-toxic workout environment. For an all Organic home gym  without the California proposition 65 warning  check these pages:

 

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Brentwood Home Organic Non-Slip Yoga Mats

One of the world's only GOTS® certified organic yoga mats. Made from 100% organic certified cotton with a non-slip base of 100% natural latex for grip. 5mm thick. Super comfy, absorbent, foldable, sustainable, washable, non-toxic, and biodegradable. Also great for hot yoga, the tall yogi, and the traveler. Pair it with their Organic  Yoga Cushion Set. 

✅ 100% GOTS organic certified cotton sandwiched between each of the latex layers. 

GREENGUARD Gold certified 

✅ Formaldehyde-Free certified

✅ Rainforest Alliance certified 

✅ FSC® Certified

Made In  Los Angeles, California  in a GOTS certified California factory, which we power entirely with renewable energy, is on its way toward a Zero-Waste certification.

This yoga mat is a completely natural product that is completely  recyclable and biodegradable.

MATERIAL: 100% GOTS organic certified cotton and natural latex, made from real rubber trees, for the anti-skid bottom.

Scoria Natural Cork Yoga Mat Traveler 
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💚 Cork is anti-microbial, so there is no need to worry about germs, mold or mildew forming and no need to clean regularly, the cork sanitizes itself naturally.

The cork grains are bonded by light, water based eco adhesives to a natural base cloth under high temperature between natural rubber and cork. They use high temperature to make use of the already sticky quality of the natural latex in the rubber. No harsh or unsafe glues are used.
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The cork mat that's made for your non-stop travel adventures! It's lightweight so you can speed into the woods effortlessly. The Scoria Cork mat delivers supreme traction when sweating with no slip. 

FEATURES: Comes with Scoria's mat carry strap

  • Backed by natural tree rubber unlike other mats with synthetic TPE/PVC

  • ultra-grip with sweat, lose the towel

  • naturally anti-microbial cork surface eliminating odor

  • sustainably harvested

  • perfect for hot yoga, gentle yoga, meditation, stretching

  • for a non-toxic home or practice

  • Spray with water to activate sweat-grip in cold practices until body is warm.

SPECS: 72" x 24" | 1.9 kg

  • thickness: 2mm (ultra-thin)

  • plastic free packaging

  • 100% natural cork and rubber

💚After practice, lay the mat flat to air dry. If there is dirt or body oils, wipe the mat down with a wet soft cloth with warm water. Every once in a while you can use mild soap with water before stains settle. And please DO NOT put your Scoria yoga mat in the washing machine. 

MATERIAL: cork and backed by natural tree rubber, water-based non-toxic inks safe for the skin and breathing.