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For those who fancy our sustainable cork yoga mats, we thought it would be a great time to talk about how to maximize the grip of your cork mat.

Our mats offer many unique properties useful for any exercise; not just in regard to comfort and resilience our mats have got plenty to offer, but also in the area of the grip.

Let’s have a look at how to maximize the grip of your cork mat:

1. We advise you not to use special oils or lotions on the cork mat. These oils cover the surface of the mat and can make it slippery during practice.

2. The cork mats get grippier with moist hands and feet, so spraying some water on the mat before use usually works wonders. This way you will get the most benefit from the waxy Suberin, the natural substance found in cork.

3. Cork mats are usually perfect for exercises where you really sweat, like Hot yoga, Power yoga, Vinyasa, Ashtanga, or calming asanas, such as meditation and stretching as the cork surface is very pleasant for the skin. The natural properties of cork then prevent the forming of any mold

4. Last but not least, it naturally remains important to keep your cork mat clean. As you already know the dirt and sweat can sometimes coat the surface of the cork mat which can make it less grippy, so it’s paramount to keep tabs on the cleanliness of your mat as well.

Let us know if you still have questions on this matter!