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Use & Care


How do I care for the eKO® Series?

Without soaking or submerging, use a Manduka's Yoga Mat Wash & Refresh for daily use to maintain a basic level of mat care. Once a month apply a generous amount of Manduka’s Natural Rubber Yoga Mat Restore over the entire surface, paying close attent

Which mat care products have been approved for the eKO® Series?

The following mat care products can be used on the eKO® Series:

How do I store my eKO® mat?

Do not leave the mat exposed to direct sunlight. If wet, allow the mat to dry before rolling up. For best performance, when not in use, keep the eKO® Series rolled and in a bag or cover, as prolonged air and sun exposure can damage the rubber on the

Why is a vinegar base better than a water base for natural rubber mats?

Natural rubber yoga mats break down and oxidize over time and with use. This happens with any natural rubber yoga mat on the market. Vinegar restores the rubber and adds moisture and grip back to the mat, while prolonging its lifespan. Use Manduka's

How do I keep from slipping on my eKO®?

Regularly cleaning the eKO® mat with our Natural Rubber Yoga Mat Restore will keep it in the cleanest and grippiest condition. Natural tree rubber often gets “thirsty” and a good cleaning can make a world of difference in appearance and grip. If you

Does the eKO® mat oxidize like other rubber mats on the market?

Oxidation, or changes in color and texture, is a byproduct of all natural rubber products. Storing your eKO® mat in a dry environment out of sunlight, will prolong the life of the mat. For optimum care, wipe down your mat with water before each use a

Can I do the salt method on my eKO® mat?

No, the salt method is not intended for the eKO® Series due to its sensitive material.  Doing the salt method on an eKO Series may cause irreparable damage to the mat. The salt method is exclusively for PRO Series mats.

Will excessive sun exposure have an effect on my eKO® Series?

Yes - prolonged sun exposure can damage the eKO® Series. Since the rubber used for the eKO® Series is all natural and eco-friendly, it will break down and oxidize over time and with use and exposure to direct sunlight speeds up this process. Once the

Is it OK to fold my eKO® Superlite Travel Yoga Mat to pack for travel?

The eKO® Superlite is designed primarily for travel use, so while it can be folded for easy transport to accommodate air travel, we recommend storing the mat rolled, as it may show marks from folding over time.

Can I use my eKO® Superlite Travel Yoga Mat for my daily practice?

The eKO® Superlite Mat is an excellent choice for travel, offering grip and fold + go portability. Note: due to its biodegradable nature, the eKO® Superlite is not recommended for a daily or vigorous practice.