I’m glad to learn that cleaning my cork yoga mat is a very easy task. You could say, it’s easier than child’s pose (if you were a clever yogi with an appreciation for puns).
HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU CLEAN YOUR CORK YOGA MAT?
It’s up to you how often you clean your cork mat. Some people wipe the mat down every time they use it, other people clean it once a week. Once a week sounds like a good idea unless you sweat a lot, or use the mat daily, then I suggest cleaning it more frequently.
HOW TO CLEAN YOUR CORK MAT:
The best way to clean a cork mat is to use cold water on a soft cloth. Gently wipe down the mat with the damp cloth and then let it air dry before you roll it up and put it away. Be careful not to damage your mat by scrubbing it hard with an abrasive sponge.
If your mat looks stained or it needs a deep clean, you could make your own cork mat cleaning spray.
HOW TO MAKE A CORK MAT SPRAY:
FILL A SPRAY BOTTLE WITH:
3 parts of water
1 part of witch hazel or white vinegar
5 drops of your favourite essential oil.Lavender, tea tree, lemongrass and eucalyptus are essential oils that are recommended for their disinfecting qualities.
3 STEPS TO CLEAN A CORK YOGA MAT:
Step #1. Shake the spray bottle.
Step #2. Spritz the mat with the spray and wipe it clean with a soft cloth.
Step #3. Leave the mat to air dry completely before you put it away.
Step #4. (optional but highly recommended): Go and enjoy some chai tea and a Chris Hemsworth movie. Bliss!