Honest Yoga Mat


Our Honest Yoga Mat is made from 100% organic cotton, with a natural rubber weave on the base. Each is handwoven over 8-10 days, without the use of chemicals at any stage. Furthermore, the entire process is solar powered and uses only rain harvested water.

The handwoven mat is designed to improve your practice by enabling a healthy breathing experience. Instead of breathing in chemicals that all rubber mats are treated with, you’ll be breathing in the benefits of the Ayurvedic herbs used to dye the mat. These locally grown herbs impart antiseptic, cleansing and calming properties into the fabric.

Considering the special skill and inherited knowledge involved in the making of this mat, each is a representation of artistry to the highest degree. When you decide to go honest, you support an age old technology, a local community, yourself and the world...

  • 100% organic cotton
  • Natural rubber base to grip the floor
  • Dyed with locally grown antiseptic herbs
  • Chemical-free process
  • Rain harvested water usage
  • Made in a solar powered village
  • Used water is returned to the soil for crops
  • Certified Fairtrade
  • Woven lines for extra grip 
  • Machine washable
  • Organic cotton carry strap
  • 6' long, 2.5' wide, 1.1kg in weight

Lichen - Tulsi, Neem, Wild Turmeric, Triphala, Karpooradi Thaimam

Terracotta - Catechu Wood, Triphala, Aloe Vera, Costus, Balathailam

*Due to the nature of the natural dying process, colour may vary slightly from the photographs


Washing frequency depends on the intensity and type of yoga that you do. But, typically, you don’t need to wash more than once or twice a month. The herbs keep the mat clean and hygienic for the next practice. Simply hand wash or machine wash (gentle cycle) using organic or any mild detergent. The herbs have been infused into the fabric at an early stage, so there’s no risk of them being washed out.

All you need to do is roll it out and let it dry naturally away from the sun. Given that the herbs do not let the germs survive, the mat does not smell of sweat when dry. Do not dry in direct sunlight as some herbs fade when exposed to the UV rays of the sun.

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
A Cracking natural mat

Hand made with loving care that supports a natural yoga practice. I am moving to natural fibres in the clothes I wear and now having such a Yoga Mat is Fabulous. Its infused with herbs and smelt just wonderful. It really adds a lovely dimension to your practice especially whilst lying prone on the
Mat. Other mats smell so strongly of rubber or other man made fibres. So far I have used it as a mat on top of other mats but i look forwards to trying it on Its Own. I highly recommend this mat. I Love the tactility of the fabric whilst doing yoga on it. I have a wide range of yoga mats ranking from the cheap to the expensive and this mat is my favourite. Get one and Enjoy it :-)

Awesome review Justin. You clearly get what the honest mat is all about. Sometimes it's hard to get across to customers just how incredible it is without explaining face to face - but reviews like this help. For that I thank you. Jake, SWF...
First and will be my only mat

Brilliant mat . Eco , hand made , smells amazing. Why bother with cheep throw away unenvironental rubbish !!

Thanks for the lovely word Kristian. Take it easy! SWF...
Skin Deep

What a beautiful mat, from the moment you get the parcel you are met with the most amazing smell. Beautifully made and the natural rubber base sticks the floor like glue. It’s supper wide and long (lots of space to roll about) If you like your yoga mat thick though you might consider this as a topper to your mat - on the plus though it gives you supper contact between floor and your feet due to it being slim line, so lots of stability in standing positions.

A really honest mat

Really good grip and such a great feeling under the feet and hands. Can absolutely recommend it. And the brand itself is real and honest! Thats one more really important fact! Great!

So special

At first I was a bit disappointed by the colour which is slightly different from the pictures. It is actually much clearer. The disappointment didn't last. The mat is beautifully made and beautiful. Above all, it smells so good. I love practicing on this mat. It is a little slippery though, when I push on my hands to get in downward dog for example. But in the end, it feels like amazingly good and that’s what matters the most to me.