How to care for your Liforme Yoga Mat
We hope your Liforme mat is serving you well!
We want you to be able to use and get the most out of your Liforme mat for as long as possible. So here is how to take care of it!
- Let it dry. After any practice, especially a sweaty one, allow your mat to dry before you roll it up. Heading straight from your class? No problem, roll it up, take it home and unroll to dry as soon as you get a chance.
- Clean it right. Use a tiny drop of white vinegar diluted very heavily with plenty of water, and wipe it gently with a cloth that is damp, but not soaking wet. We recommend you do this only after every 5-10 uses. If you regularly practice in sweaty conditions, you may wish to clean your mat more frequently but remember that whilst our planet-friendly Liforme mat materials are remarkably durable for Yoga practice, over-cleaning or using abrasive products will wear out any materials faster.
- Avoid keeping your mat out in the sun for long periods! Your mat is, very importantly, biodegradable and so prolonged exposure to the sun can degrade it more quickly. But don’t worry, our mats are not vampires and they’re OK with the odd bit of sun, so no need to be too worried about this.
- When putting your mat away, always roll it with the top side (the coloured side, with the alignment print) on the outside. It’s designed to be rolled this way, and it this will help ensure your mat rolls out nice and flat each time you use if for your practice.
Because of the absorbent (and very hygienic) materials we use, it is the case that over time and use, your skin’s natural oils may mark or stain the surface of the mat. Try to avoid practising on the mat with freshly applied oily creams or massage oil, etc. as of course these may stain more. The good news is that these sorts of marks will often fade gradually with time or after cleaning. But overall, we say be proud of your mat’s battle scars from all those good warrior poses!
Now go and practice some serious asanas!