We want you to be able to use and get the most out of your Plyopic Ultra Grip Mat for as long as possible. To do so, please care for your mat by following the instructions below:
1. HOW TO CLEAN IT
Use a tiny drop of dish soap diluted very heavily with plenty of water, and wipe it gently with a non-abrasive sponge that is damp, but not soaking wet. As an alternative to dish soap you can try a more natural solution of lemon juice or white vinegar, in both cases very heavily diluted in lots of water.
We recommend you clean your mat only after about 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 mat materials are remarkably durable for Yoga practice, over-cleaning or using abrasive products will wear out the materials faster. We do not recommend using any chemical mat cleaner sprays or sprays with essential oils, as they could potentially damage the mat.
2. LET IT DRY
After any practice, especially a sweaty one, and after cleaning, allow your mat to dry fully before you roll it up. Heading straight home from your class? No problem, roll it up, take it home and unroll to dry as soon as you get a chance.
3. AVOID PROLONGED SUN EXPOSURE
Your mat is biodegradable by design, so prolonged exposure to the sun can degrade it more quickly. But don’t worry, our mats are okay with the odd bit of sun, just avoid leaving them cooking on any patio or terrace for hours.
4. STORE IT AWAY
Roll it up with the top side (with the center line) on the outside between uses. Your mat is designed to be rolled this way, and this will help ensure your mat rolls out nice and flat at each time you use it.
5. USE YOUR MAT
Because of the absorbent (and hygienic) materials we use, you may notice 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 warrior-like scars from all those hours of asanas!
Sometimes, after a lot of use or use in certain conditions, your mat's materials may get a bit ‘clogged up’, in which case there are some deeper cleaning methods we may be able to recommend, depending on the circumstances.
Still have questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we would be more than happy to help!