15/12/2018 Eco Yoga Mats – Top 10

Eco Yoga Mats – Top 10

Practising Yoga encourages you to live your life in a much more conscious way, making choices that are best for your mind, body and spirit, and also for the planet. So what better way to show kindness and compassion to Mother Earth than by choosing an eco-friendly, recyclable, non-toxic eco yoga mat? We’ve gathered together our top ten eco yoga mats in the world so you don’t get overwhelmed by the choices out there and can focus on what really counts.

Made from sustainable materials and available in such stunning colours, you can choose from premium cork yoga mats, natural rubber yoga mats and even those backed with a specially designed jute to provide grip, comfort and stability for the most challenging of yoga asanas.

#1. EcoYoga Jute Mat

If you’re looking for an eco yoga mat that provides wonderful grip when you’re enjoying your yoga practice and is also great for the environment, try this one from Eco Yoga.

Made from 100% natural latex with a jute surface, it does have a texture different to most yoga mats you’ve ever tried but you’ll soon see that it’s a fantastic design feature which combines a cloth and sticky mat in one.

Great for all styles of yoga, it’s made in the UK and it’s 100% biodegradable too, making it an incredible addition to your eco yoga practice.

Available in green, grey, lavender and natural

Price: $$$

Pros

  1. Combines cloth and sticky mat in one
  2. Provides extra grip
  3. 100% biodegradable

Cons

  1. May degrade more quickly under heavy use


#2. EcoYoga Travel Mat

This lightweight, sustainable, plant-based yoga mat is perfect if you often travel to yoga retreats or you simply want something more travel-friendly to slip into your mat bag.

Created with 100% natural rubber and topped with a specially-woven jute material, it’s excellent for all styles of yoga practice, looks stunning and will last you for years.

Free from any nasty chemicals or toxins and made in the UK, it also has a low carbon footprint and is 100% biodegradable too. Perfect!

Available in green, grey and colour-free

Price: $$

Pros

  1. Lightweight
  2. Perfect for travel
  3. Made in the UK

Cons

  1. May degrade more quickly under heavy use


#3: Heathyoga Eco Friendly 6mm Thick SGS Certified

Heathyoga have been creating high-quality, yogi-approved yoga products for over 10 years and you can really tell.

They really know what goes into creating an awesome yoga mat which doesn’t just look good and treat the environment better- it also helps improve your alignment and provide exactly the right amount of support and cushioning.

Made from SGS-certified TPE material instead of latex, PVC or any other toxic or harmful materials, this rubber yoga mat is eco-friendly, recyclable and created to last!

Available in dark purple, blue, grey, lime green or teal

Price: $$

Pros

  1. Longer and wider than most yoga mats
  2. Comes with a 1 year and 100% satisfaction guarantee
  3. Beautiful eye-catching colours and design

Cons

  1. None


#4: Liforme Yoga Mat

Protect your ‘boney bits’, improve your alignment and be kind to the planet by choosing this revolutionary high-quality natural yoga mat by Liforme.

Created using 100% natural, sustainable rubber with an added cushioning portion, you’ll enjoy better support, you won’t slip around in your downward facing dog and you’ll wonder what took you so long to invest in one of these stunning yoga mats.

It’s also slightly larger than most run-of-the-mill yoga mats so you can enjoy greater freedom in your yoga practice.

Although the price is slightly higher than many other mats, this is a fantastic eco-friendly yoga mat which ticks all the boxes and will last for years.

Available in blue, green, grey or pink

Price: $$$

Pros

  1. The colours are amazing!
  2. Unique ‘AlignForMe’ alignment system
  3. Eco-friendly and toxin-free

Cons

  1. Might not be affordable for all budgets

 


#5: ATHOON 2018 New Eco-Friendly Iyengar Yoga Mat

Thick, unique and beautifully designed, this eco-friendly textured yoga mat from Athoon is the perfect addition to any yoga practice.

Specially designed to help you grip even when you’re enjoying the sweatiest of yoga sessions, it’s comfortable, non-toxic and even has a special design feature which helps lock out bacteria and odour to keep your mat smelling fresher for longer.

It also comes with a carrier sling, a yoga strap and a free yoga bag. Awesome!

Available in black

Price: $$

Pros

  1. Very affordable
  2. Excellent support for your knees, hips and lower back
  3. Hygienic and easy to clean

Cons

  1. Only available in black
  2. No information on what exactly the mat is made from


#6: IUGA Eco Friendly Yoga Mat

Just because you don’t have the biggest budget that doesn’t mean you can’t treat yourself to a high quality eco-friendly yoga mat.

This one comes from family-run business IUGA and it’s made from patented TPE foam which provides just the right amount of grip, comfort and stability, plus it’s so much more sustainable than traditional yoga mats.

Like many of the other premium yoga mats, this one also features a wide range of stunning colours and a fantastic alignment guide which has been printed right on your yoga mat.


Did we also mention that it’s lightweight enough for those travel yoga sessions and it’s free from phthalates, phenolas, PAHS, latex and silicone? A great yoga mat that is an essential for every home.

Available in blue, green, grey, lime green, maroon, purple

Price: $$

Pros

  1. Lightweight
  2. Affordable
  3. Allergy-friendly

Cons

  1. None


#7: Boshiho Cork Yoga Mat

You might have read about this gorgeous premium cork yoga mat on blogs, or seen it featured on Instagram because it’s absolutely amazing!

Created using a combination of 100% eco-friendly natural cork and TPE material, it’s recyclable, easy to clean, free from chlorine, phthalates and heavy metals, waterproof and excellent for both indoor and outdoor yoga practices.

We love the fact that it rolls up really small for travel, it’s perfectly padded for your yoga needs and it won’t get sweaty and smelly after a hot yoga session either. Brilliant!

 

Available in multicolour or black

Price: $$

Pros

  1. Perfect for vegan yogis
  2. Lightweight and compact
  3. Provides a great antimicrobial protection

Cons

  1. None


#8: KeenFlex Yoga Mat

What makes this eco yoga mat really stand out is the fact that it’s created using two specially designed textures that will help you grip the floor and stay in whatever yoga asana you choose. This makes it an excellent choice for hot yoga, ashtanga yoga and even HIIT workouts.

Made from 100% recyclable TPE material and generously sized for all bodies, it’s also available with or without alignment markings and will definitely turn heads when you take it to yoga class.

Available in olive and pistachio green or turquoise and light grey

Price: $$$

Pros

  1. Beautiful colours
  2. 100% recyclable
  3. Available with or without alignment markings

Cons

  1. Doesn’t offer the same level of padding and comfort as others
  2. Packaging isn’t as eco-friendly as the mat itself


#9: Structure Fitness 3 Layers Yoga Mat Non Slip Extra

Wow! These colours certainly are bright and eye catching! If you’re a yogi who wants to stand out, choose this multi-layered yoga mat from Structure Fitness.

As the name would suggest, this piece of fitness equipment hasn’t been designed for just practicing yoga. It’s also great for Pilates, HIIT workouts or even as a safe space for baby to play.

Free from silicone, PVC, latex and phthalates, completely toxin free and 100% biodegradable and recyclable, it’s a great choice if you have allergies or you’re thinking about upgrading your cheap yoga mat but you haven’t yet got a huge budget.

Available in black, sea green, lime green, orange, purple and red

Price: $

Pros

  1. Very affordable
  2. Great bright colours
  3. Highly versatile

Cons

  1. Thicker and sturdier than other yoga mats


#10: Yogamatters Eco Travel Yoga Mat

Next time you’re off on your adventures or you’re doing ‘yoga with a view’, pop this stylish, compact and ultra-light eco yoga mat into your bags.

Weighing in at just over 700g and made from sustainably harvested natural tree rubber and free from toxic colours and dyes, this recyclable and biodegradable mat from Yogamatters is amazing.

Despite measuring just 1mm thick, it’s also surprisingly durable and will help you stick to your yoga practice wherever in the world you might be.

(Psssst! Their yoga blocks are amazing too. Check them out!)

Available in slate grey, ocean green, dark navy, flame orange and grape

Price: $$$

Pros

  1. Incredibly lightweight
  2. 100% recyclable and biodegradable
  3. Free from toxic rubbers and dyes

Cons

  1. Could be too thin for some
  2. High price tag

There’s no need to search high and low for the best eco yoga mat on the market because we’ve done all the hard work for you. The only problem now is which one of these eco yoga mats will you choose?

Of course, you may want something even more natural? In which case, check out our guide to Yoga Rugs.


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