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Naturally Harvested — Like Maple Syrup
The Dusky Leaf natural rubber yoga mat begins its life with a tree. Once it reaches maturity, the rubber tree naturally secretes a milky-white sap, the fluid which forms the basis of this yoga mat. That sap is gently extracted from the rubber tree just as a maple tree is tapped for its sweetness.
The rubber tree is not harmed in harvesting process. Indeed, a rubber tree will usually enjoy a life span of about 25 to 30 years. For much of this period, the tree will continue producing sap, which can be made into many useful products for people to enjoy.
"From Whence It Came" — Designed for a Return to the Earth
Being made from natural tree rubber, this yoga mat has its source in the Earth itself. It will provide you with countless hours of enjoyment, and when you're done with it, you can lay that mat to rest with an easy conscience. That's because natural tree rubber is biodegradable, meaning the mat will go back "from whence it came."
Superior Traction & Cushioning for an Excellent Practice
This natural rubber yoga mat provides one of the highest-traction surfaces available to any yoga practitioner. The superior degree of slip resistance is provided by the open-cell structure of the tree rubber. In addition, the natural rubber affords a level of cushioning and resilience that is rarely seen in a synthetic material.
This combination of cushioning, resilience and traction constitutes the foundation of a perfect practice. So when you practice on a Dusky Leaf rubber yoga mat, you can focus less on what your mat is doing and more on the articulation of your practice.
Care Instructions: For regular maintenance, wipe this yoga mat with a damp cloth and hang to dry. Do not place in a washing machine or dryer. Do not expose to direct sunlight for any extended period of time.
Note About Smell: Natural rubber has a distinct smell, which will gradually dissipate with time. To facilitate this process, you may wish to hang your mat in a dry, shady, and airy place between uses. This usually takes less than 5 days, if hung properly. Wherever you choose to hang your mat, please be sure not to expose it to direct sunlight.
Warning About Latex: This product contains naturally-occuring latex from rubber trees. It is not suitable for individuals with a history of latex and/or rubber allergies.