Aurorae offers a variety of yoga mats for all levels of yogis from the complete novice to someone who practices daily and has been for years. Regardless of how long you’ve been practicing yoga or how often you practice, if you own your own yoga mat, you’re going to want to follow some simple instructions for caring for and washing a yoga mat. Because we have three types of yoga mats, we’d like to offer some simple tips on you can care for and wash your Aurorae yoga mat.
Washing a Yoga Mat Can Be Easy!
We know the drill. You finish your yoga practice and you’re ready to go eat, so you simply roll up your yoga mat and leave the studio. That’s fine, as long as you know you’re going to be washing a yoga mat at home sometime in the near future. There’s no reason to fret though, as washing a yoga mat is much easier than you probably think.
- If you’re trying to wash one of our eco-friendly Classic or Printed Yoga Mats, then you’ll want to use a soft brush with a non-oil based soap, or no more than a tablespoon of liquid detergent mixed with warm water. Scrub gently so as not to tear your yoga mat and rinse thoroughly when finished scrubbing. You might want to repeat this step if you think that your yoga mat is still dirty.
- If you’re washing a Synergy Yoga Mat-Towel, you can put your yoga mat in the washing machine IF you have a front loading, non-agitator washing machine only. Wash it alone with a small amount of detergent on gentle, warm water with an extra rinse cycle.
If you have a top-loading washing machine with an agitator, do not put your Synergy yoga mat into the machine. Simply wash by hand with a coarse sponge to avoid any damage to the yoga mat.
- Never use bleach on your yoga mat.
- What comes after washing a yoga mat? Drying it. So, if you have a Classic or Printed yoga mat, you’ll want to hang dry your yoga mat, outside if possible, or over the shower rod in your bathroom. You cannot use your yoga mat while it’s wet or damp so make sure it dries completely. It might even help to turn the fan/air on in the bathroom if you have that luxury.
If you have our Synergy yoga mat, first you’ll want to wrap it in a bath towel and squeeze out any of the excess water before hang drying. The microfiber will absorb water while you’re washing, so this step is crucial.
- You absolutely should never put your yoga mat in the dryer. There are no exceptions to this.
See how easy washing a yoga mat can be? You can also watch our video tips on how to care for and wash your yoga mat here.