Yoga mats made from natural rubber do not contain any synthetic and toxic materials. By nature, natural rubber is environmentally and people friendly. When producing natural rubber yoga mats, there is no need to add any heavy metals to make them durable and grippy (which is required for PVC yoga mats), because these properties are already present in the natural product. It is also important to mention that differently from the plastic yoga mats, natural rubber yoga mats are fully biodegradable.
The lifetime of the natural rubber yoga mat greatly depends on the style of yoga you practice, the intensity and care. In order to prolong the lifetime of your eco-friendly yoga mat, we strongly advice to store it dry and away from the direct sunlight. The exposure of your Healthy yoga mat to the sun can damage the properties of the natural rubber (for example, grip) as well as shape (it can wrinkle).