Oko mats can last a lifetime with proper care. Follow washing instructions below and stay away from chemical detergents and sunlight to keep the integrity of your mat strong.
Wash Frequency: Our mats are naturally antibacterial and antifungal so you only need to wash 1x a month or less depending on your practice.
Hand wash: Place in a tub of water and lather using 4-6 soap nuts in a cotton pouch or use any natural detergent. Hand rinse or place in a washing machine on rinse cycle.
Machine wash: Use cold water on gentle cycle and 4-6 soap nuts in a cotton pouch or use any natural detergent. Soap nuts can be reused for 4-6 loads.
Hang dry: Hang in the shade. Do not roll the mat when wet.
In between washes: Wipe the mat down with a damp cloth, then hang to dry.
Reduce sun exposure: You can use the mat outdoors but keep out of prolonged direct sunlight to reduce any color lightening.
Toxin Free: Unlike most yoga mats made with PVC our mats do not use toxic chemicals or off-gass. We are 100% toxin free through the production, use and lifecycle of our mat.
Medicinal Herbs: Oko Living mats are organic and herbal dyed using an ancient ayurvedic method that preserves the bioactive medicinal qualities of the plants. Science shows our skin absorbs what it touches. Regular contact with the mat allows your skin to assimilate the properties of the herbs, thus supporting your vitality.
Aromatherapeutic: We also use some of the best relaxing aromatic herbs in the world. The mat will carry a subtly sweet, natural smell that reduces stress.
Yes, this mat is chemical and allergen free. Keep in mind the bottom has a non slip coating of natural latex rubber. The mat is not advised for those with latex allergies.
100% USDA CERTIFIED Organic Cotton / OneCert Asia Organic certified
10-20 Medicinal plant dyes (see each product for the plant list)
Natural latex rubber tree bottom coating.
The benefits of an organic cotton yoga rug are:
- Pesticide Free
- More Durable than Conventional Cotton
- Breathable and More absorbent than Conventional Cotton
- No harmful chemicals are involved in its production
- Natural, renewable, biodegradable and sustainable fiber
The Oko mat is handwoven, ethically, in India, the birthplace of yoga and home to generations of weavers. Yoga rugs are the original rug of yoga. The natural grip promotes better posture and more strength. These yoga rugs also help support artisans and keep this vibrant tradition and knowledge alive.
Natural dyes are eco-friendly. Typical industrial dyed use over 8,000 chemicals and known carcinogens. Textile dye is also the #2 water pollutant on the planet! Natural dyes have almost been forgotten and we think it is one viable option for healthier textiles.
Ayurveda is a traditional Indian system of medicine. It aims to preserve health and wellness by keeping the mind, body, and spirit in balance and preventing disease rather than treating it. Ayurvedic medicinal herbs are also an important component of this approach. They help to protect your body from disease and offer a variety of sciences backed health benefits. We have an Ayurvic Dr. hand select an herbal mix for skin soothing and relaxing benefits
Oko Living works with dyers in India that have preserved an ancient and disappearing knowledge of Ayurvastra. Ayurvatra is a process of naturally dyeing textiles that preserves the medicinal benefits of the plants. They do this by only using pure, natural ingredients in every step (even when bleaching the cotton), a mixture of medicinal plants (vs. just one plant for color). And salt as the main mordant vs heavy metals.
These mats take lots of time, love and care to make. It starts with ethically produced raw organic cotton that is naturally bleached with zero chemicals. Our artisans then straighten , thicken and cone the cotton into threads. The threads are hand dyed laid to dry and then woven over the course of a few days. Our partners are all paid a fair wages.
Incredibly well! The Oko mat has been designed to keep you grounded, regardless of your practice. Organic cotton is luxurious woven for cushion with ribs for grip. It is especially amazing for restorative or meditative yogas.
Yes, this mat gets gripper as you sweat. And remains soft and dry as you work out. Cotton breathes, so it stays cool. It draws heat away from your skin to keep you cooler. Cotton absorbs moisture easily and can take up to one fifth of its weight in water before it actually feels damp.
The grip is one of the best for a yoga rug and the reason is our rib strips. These mats are different from PVC rubber mats and promote better posture and strength by using the original mat design yoga was created on. If you are a beginner or find you want more grip you can lightly spray spray the mat with water at your hands and feet.
This mat will most likely be different than any you have ever used. We encourage you to try it at home in a clean and pet free room first to make sure you enjoy it.
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