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Who knew that yoga mat sprays would be confusing?  Luckily we stock sprays for all kinds of yoga mats and we have broken it down for you: 

Manduka Yoga Mat Wash and Refresh

  • Recommended for Manduka PRO Series mats ✔︎
  • Recommended for Yoga Design Lab Infinity Mats ✔︎
  • Suitable for all yoga mat materials except rubber.
  • This is an everyday mat clean and refresh.
  • Lavender or Lemongrass fragrance.
  • We currently stock the regular size spray (227ml).

Manduka Botanical Disinfecting Cleaner

  • Recommended for Manduka PRO Series mats ✔︎
  • Recommended for Yoga Design Lab Infinity Mats ✔︎
  • Suitable for all yoga mat materials except rubber.
  • Cleans and disinfects in one step.
  • Fresh citrus fragrance only.
  • We currently stock the regular size spray (227ml).

Manduka Natural Rubber Yoga Mat Restore

  • Specifically made for rubber yoga mats. ✔︎ 
  • Recommended for the Manduka eKO Series mats ✔︎ 
  • Recommended for  Mukti Grounded mats ✔︎ 
  • Vinegar-based spray cuts through slip on the rubber surface.
  • Cleans and restores performance and lustre.
  • Gingergrass fragrance.
  • Comes in a regular spray (227ml) and a large spray size (946ml).
  • Specifically made for GRP Series yoga mats. ✔︎
  • Also works on other 'open-cell' mats that draw moisture inside - except rubber.
  • Cleans and restores performance and lustre.
  • Comes in a regular spray (227ml).

Bondi Wash Yoga Mat Spray

  • Recommended for Manduka PRO Series mats ✔︎
  • Recommended for Yoga Design Lab Infinity Mats ✔︎
  • Suitable for all yoga mat materials except rubber.
  • Bondi Wash is an Australian company.
  • Choose from fragrance blends that match the Bondi Wash Essential Oils.
  • Regular size spray only (150ml).

Zone Yoga Mat and Room Spray

  • Recommended for Manduka PRO Series mats ✔︎
  • Recommended for Yoga Design Lab Infinity Mats ✔︎
  • Suitable for all yoga mat materials except rubber.
  • Zone is an Australian company.
  • Choose from three fragrances that match the Zone Essential Oil blends.
  • Regular size spray only (250ml).

Ritual Sanitiser Yoga Mat Spray

  • Recommended for Manduka PRO Series mats ✔︎
  • Recommended for Yoga Design Lab Infinity Mats ✔︎
  • Suitable for all yoga mat materials except rubber.
  • Ritual is an Australian company.
  • Lemon Myrtle fragrance only.
  • Regular size spray only (150ml).





To best care for your Rubber mats: Manduka eKO SuperLite, Manduka eKO, Mukti Align, Mukti Grounded, Mukti Flow.
  • Lay the mat out flat when it arrives
  • After a while, flip it over to straighten out the curved ends
  • When it gets sweaty or marked, simply spray with a 50/50 mix of vinegar and water and wipe with a damp cloth
  • To make the spray: mix vinegar and water in a spray bottle
  • We also sell Manduka natural rubber mat wash sprays.
  • Don’t use other cleaning products or essential oils because they can clog the surface of your mat and make it slick
  • Dry the mat flat out of direct sunlight
  • Spray and wipe after each practice for the best life for your mat
  • Travel mats: unfold and roll up when not travelling as leaving them folded can crease them.
To look after your Manduka PROs:
  • Follow the instructions on the label for breaking in with sea salt.
  • Repeat this as needed.
  • Spray with Manduka Botanical Disinfecting Cleaner. This plant-based solution disinfects and requires no rinsing or wiping after use.
  • Leave to dry before rolling.
  • Store horizontally out of direct sunlight.

Manduka eKO, eKOlite, eKO SuperLite:

Many rubber eco-friendly yoga mats are spongy and have an open-cell surface. This is from the process that natural tree rubber goes through. Because they are open-cell, the durability of the mat is compromised and most rubber eco-friendly yoga mats break down fairly quickly, especially when exposed to humidity and/or sunlight.

To solve these problems, Manduka have created the eKO mat with dual layers. Each of the layers having unique properties to provide superior durability and the ultimate combination of cushion and grip. The top layer is sealed-cell and imprinted with a slip resistant pattern, making it more durable than typical rubber mats, and also very grippy. The bottom layer of the eKOlite and eKO is thick and spongy to provide comfort and cushion on any surface.

Manduka eKO mats are made from natural, non-Amazon forested tree rubber. Unlike typical rubber eco-friendly mats available today, no toxic chemicals have gone into the manufacturing process to make the rubber spongy. If an eKO mat is disposed of and biodegrades, no toxic residue remains.

Manduka PROS are made from eco certified PVC.  In general, PVC is not environmentally friendly, as it seeps toxins into landfills and toxins are often released during the manufacturing process. However, Manduka PRO mats are free of toxins (specifically phthalates) and the PRO manufacturing process is certified emissions free. Additionally, OEKO-TEX, a European association for textile industries, certifies that Manduka PRO mats are safe and free of harmful substances.  Eco-responsibility starts by reducing consumption. Durability drastically reduces the amount of yoga mats bought and thrown out into landfills.

Mukti Grounded mats are made from open-cell, biodegradable, non-Amazon harvested natural tree rubber. Grounded mats also have jute woven through one side. There are no toxic plasticisers, PVC, or foaming agents used.

Cork yoga mats

Yoga Design Lab Cork Mats are made of sustainable cork and rubber. The great thing about antimicrobial cork is that it's super easy to clean. Premium quality for the most rigorous studio conditions or at home.

Another great cork mat is the Zone yoga mat. This mat also features antimicrobial cork. The materials are biodegradable natural cork and rubber with water-based inks.

  • Well, we send our yoga goodies from home - we have been living the working from home life since way back!
  • You are welcome to drop in to check out a mat (we now also offer click and collect).
  • We are in Pascoe Vale, Melbourne - please send us a message to arrange a time.
  • You can also check out our relaxed returns policy if you want to buy a mat to feel it.
  • However, the Manduka eKO and GRP Series mats are wrapped in plastic, so they don’t work for this.

Wondering which yoga mat is right for you? Here’s some info to help you choose an eco yoga mat, in order of thickness:

Thin mats

The thinnest mat at 1.5mm is the Manduka eKO SuperLite.  These are very light and can be folded, making them great for commuting, travelling, or if you want to put down a hygienic layer over a studio mat at class.   This is our top-selling mat.  We stock both core and seasonal colours. Manduka is a U.S company. At 2.5mm thick the PROtravel is the newest member of the Manduka PRO family.  Like all PRO mats it has a lifetime guarantee that it won’t wear out from yoga practice, and like the other travel mats it is foldable.  It is made from eco-certified PVC.

At 3.5mm thick, the Yoga Design Lab Cork Mat has high-density cushion for support. It has non-slip grip that improves with sweat. Perfect if you're looking for pro grip and medium thickness. Also its symmetrical design helps aid alignment.

Another 3.5mm thick option is the ZONE mat. With medium thickness, it's actually longer and wider than your average yoga mat at 183cm x 68cm x 3.5mm. It is warm underfoot, easy to clean and maintain, as well as being durable and naturally anti-bacterial.

Thick mats

At 4mm, the Mukti Grounded has two textures, as one side has grippy jute woven through the natural rubber.  It comes with a complementary carry strap and in one colour, charcoal black.  Mukti mats qualify for free standard shipping in Australia with the code mukti.

At 5mm is the Manduka eKO.  It is the most durable natural rubber yoga mat on the market with a sealed cell rubber top layer for excellent grip.  It comes in various prints and colours. Manduka PRO is 6mm thick.  It is great for a very long lasting and supportive home mat, or if you don’t have to carry it far to class.  It is guaranteed for life and comes in the classic black or  a range of colours, including limited edition ‘color-fields’ mats.    We also sell the Manduka PRO – Extra Long for tall people. Still wondering about your choice? Contact us, we’re happy to help!