To preserve the colors, size and maximize the use of the Yoga Rug, please follow the instructions below.
Please note that we will not replace the rug in case of color running or shrinkage. Please expect some shrinkage and color fading of this natural product.
There may be a small amount of lint to come off if you use the rug before washing. Please wash beforehand to avoid.
First Wash Instructions:
Add a handful of salt in a bucket of cold water. Soak your mat in the solution and leave it overnight.
To minimize the amount of shrinkage you can gently stretch your rug out with your hands by pulling on the corners before you hand to dry.
The rug should be hung to dry in a warm place out of the sun. Placing it in the sun will cause the colors to fade rapidly.
Regular Washing Instructions:
Always wash the rug separately in COLD WATER. Using cold water helps in preserving the color. Hot or Warm water will contribute to the running or fading of the color. DO NOT use any bleach or strong detergents in washing. Always use mild and natural detergents or those that have color-care formulas.
Machine Wash Instructions:
It is highly advised that a standard washing machine be used instead of the top-loading washing machine. There is a chance that the latter’s churner will pull the fringes of the rugs. Still, wash the rug separately and in cold water.
You may dry the rug in a dyer but we do not recommend it due to much more shrinkage.
To dry, throw the damp rug in a dryer in gentle spin. After drying, you may use it even when slightly damp.
NOTE: We recommend washing the rug less and dry inside to preserve color. DO NOT leave out in the sun to dry as the rug may fade a lot faster. Ekaminhale will not replace rugs due to color running.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.