TRY TO AVOID OIL
The Soul Mat has a quick-drying top layer made by eco-polyurethane that first absorbs liquids and then facilitates their evaporation. To minimize staining ensure your hands and feet are oil-free before you get on the mat. The natural oil on your skin may leave some mark on the surface of the top layer.
These marks can usually be cleaned off or they may fade away as time goes by. Marks and stains will not effect that performance or other brilliant features of the mat.
DRY THE SOUL MAT
After any practice, especially a sweaty one, or even just after cleaning; spread out the Soul Mat to dry. You’ll notice when you’re practicing on it, it doesn’t take long to dry! Leave it unrolled with the colored side facing up. Please try to avoid drying it in direct sunlight as the Soul Mat is biodegradable, therefore prolonged exposure to the sun can cause more harm than good.
ROLL IT UP WITH THE TOP FACING OUTSIDE
Make sure to roll up the Soul Mat properly with the surface (the colored side) facing outside. It is designed to be rolled this way as this allows the surface to dry and also prevents the Soul Mat from creasing to ensure that it can be rolled out evenly every time.
SMELL OF NATURAL RUBBER
Don’t be alarmed; the Soul Mat may have a slight rubber smell at first. You see, we don’t use any chemicals to mask/alter the smell of the natural rubber. This way we keep our promise of being as environmentally friendly as possible. The rubber smell will disappear gradually as you use the Soul Mat.
Here’s a tip: spread out the mat and place somewhere with good ventilation for a short period of time.