How to care for your Moonchild Yoga Mat

We hope your Moonchild yoga mat will give you many hours of support during your practice. 

We want you to be able to enjoy your mat for as long as possible and get the best possible experience from your new Moonchild mat. So here is a short guide on how to take good care of it. 

  • Let it dry. After any practice, especially a sweaty one, allow your Moonchild mat to dry before you roll it up. Heading home straight from your yoga class? No problem, just roll it up, take it home and unroll to dry as soon as you get a chance.
  • Clean it gently. Use a tiny drop of white vinegar diluted with plenty of water, and wipe it gently with a cloth that is damp, but not soaking wet. We recommend you do this only after 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 Moonchild mat materials are remarkably durable for Yoga practice, over-cleaning or using abrasive products will wear out any materials faster.
  • Avoid keeping your mat out in direct sunlight for long periods. Your mat is, very importantly, biodegradable and so prolonged exposure to the sun can degrade it more quickly.  But don’t worry, our mats are not vampires and they’re OK with a bit of sun.
  • When putting your mat away, always roll it with the top side (the smooth colored side, with the moon phase print) on the outside.   It’s designed to be rolled this way, and it this will help ensure your Moonchild mat rolls out nice and flat each time you use if for your practice.

Because of the absorbent (and hygienic) materials we use, it is the case that your skin’s natural oils may mark or stain the surface of the mat.  Try to avoid practicing on the mat with freshly applied oily creams or body oils, etc. as of course these may stain the mat even more.  The good news is that these sorts of marks will often fade gradually with time or after cleaning like suggested above. But overall, we hope you will be proud of your mat’s battle scars from all those hours of practice.

Enjoy your new Moonchild Yoga Mat! 

Love & Light,

Louise / Founder of Moonchild Yoga Wear