3 Best Hemp Yoga Mats For 2022
Looking for an ecologically and healthy mat option?
Yoga mats are notorious for having bad chemicals that can be harmful to both humans and the environment.
As a yoga instructor myself I'd like to share with you a few options when it comes to selecting a hemp yoga mat. I’ve read over a few dozen reviews and came up with the following.
Let’s take a look at the first one...
This yoga mat is part hemp and part rubber.
Sorry to say, but a 100% hemp yoga mat would not feel very good. That is unless you like the idea of practicing on a big chunk of hemp rope - because that’s probably what it would feel like.
Most hemp mats (this one included) are going to be a blend of something. I chose this one because rubber comes from rubber trees and is also a decent ecologically friendly choice.
Overall, the design is cool, the grip is good, and it won’t slide around on a hardwood floor. The hemp finish on top makes the feel of this mat very inviting. It’s a little thin - 3mm. So be prepared for that.
This mat also has a rubber bottom.
Again, it may not be ideal for some people, but it’s still a good mat. Rubber does have a faint smell to it. However, it’s been my experience that the rubber smell will fade overtime - especially if it’s left to air out some.
This mat is kinda cool because it’s made from a mix of recycled, vegan, and other natural materials. It’s 64inches x 24 inches at 6mm thick so it’s got some good padding.
If the state of the environment is your top priority when choosing a yoga mat then I’d say check this one out. Otherwise your best bet would be an organic cotton yoga mat.
This mat is made from both jute, hemp and an eco-friendly PVC material.
PVC is yes normally very bad, but it does depend some on how the material is processed. In this case the manufacturer has done a good job of leaving out the bulk of the bad materials.
Because it’s not fully natural like the above two options I’ve placed it last on the list here, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a good mat.
The texture is a tiny bit rough which is good for not slipping when your hands get wet. This hemp yoga mat is easy to maintain and requires very little upkeep.