You’ll be amazed at how much of our everyday products end up in landfills. You probably do not think much about what happens to your old, worn-out yoga mat once you’re done using it. Because it’s likely made from unrecyclable plastic it goes to a landfill near you once you throw it in the trashcan.
Other than adding up to the trash swallowing up our planet, plastic mats also contain chemicals and other toxic elements that are harmful to your health.
The best thing is that more and more brands are producing eco-friendly yoga mats that are sustainable and chemical-free.
Today we’ll look at some of the best eco-friendly yoga mats available. These mats are made mainly from either jute or all-natural rubber materials that are safe for you and on the environment. In addition, they don’t sacrifice on the grip.
Our Reviews of The 9 Best Eco-Friendly Yoga Mats in 2020
1. Manduka eKO Lite Mat
The Manduka eKO lite mat is an eco-friendly yoga mat produced using biodegradable, natural tree rubber that is also non-Amazon-harvested. The rippled surface acts as ridges of your hands for some serious grip even if you’re sweating buckets. This natural yoga mat is easy to clean and you can use Manduka’s natural sweet-smelling yoga mat cleaners.
2. Jade Harmony Mat
The Jade Harmony yoga mat is made from sustainable, renewable, non-Amazon-harvested rubber making the mat PVC and EVA free. The mat comes in a number of sizes and widths for you to choose from. To further support environmental conservation, the company plants a tree for every Jade mat sold.
The idea behind the Yoloha mat was to have a mat that blends sustainability, travel, and adventure. This first-ever cork yoga mat is made from natural, antimicrobial properties. It contains a non-toxic and eco-friendly foam backing to give you enough cushion for comfort without affecting your balance. The Yoloha sustainable yoga mat comes in five different mat styles with the option to personalize your mat.
4. Affirmats Yoga Mat
The Affirmats eco-friendly mat is produced using slip-resistant non-toxic jute and eco-PVC. Each mat carries a positive affirmation message such as “I am enough” and “I am free” to keep you motivated throughout your yoga class.
5. prAna E.C.O. Yoga Mat
The prAna E.C.O (Earth Conscious Offering) mat does not contain any PVC, chloride or latex and therefore, it’s recyclable. This yoga mat is made from non-toxic TPE. It has a closed-cell construction that prevents nasty substances from absorbing into the mat, including sweat and germs.
6. Dragonfly TPE Lite Mat
The Dragonfly TPE Lite Mat is a minimalistic mat featuring a beautiful pattern of tiny dragonflies. The mat is made from non-toxic, recyclable, biodegradable TPE. It’s PVC and Latex-Free. The Dragonfly mat is made using closed-cell technology to prevent any sweat and germs from penetrating its surface.
7. Lottus Life Natural Jute Fiber Premium Yoga Mat
Lottus Life’s Jute Yoga Mat is made using eco-friendly and SGS-certified natural jute fibers. The mats contain anti-microbial and anti-fungal properties and are easy to keep clean. The company gives back 1% of profits to the Karma Project to promote clean water.
8. SUGA Recycled Wetsuit Yoga Mat
The SUGA recycled yoga mat is made from recycled wetsuits making it one of the most sustainable yoga mats around. These mats undergo thorough testing for density, tackiness, elasticity, durability, and liquid permeability and retention guaranteeing you high quality.
The Ekaminhale Yoga Rugs are hand-loomed in India using GOTS-certified organic cotton. These mats are truly green as they don’t release micro-plastics as many yoga mats do. The Ekaminhale eco-friendly mat has an enhanced grip to strengthen your asana practice.
Investing in a good eco-friendly yoga mat will not only keep you safe, help you promote sustainability but also leaving you feeling good about your lifestyle choices