From natural rubber tapped to make sustainable yoga mats, to cork non slip yoga mats that offer just the right level of support for your downward dog. Just don’t forget to recycle your old mat before heading for a yoga mat sale!
Scroll through our yoga mat reviews – all of which are available in the UK – to find the best for your dosha.
You can also go straight to our recommended yoga mats if you don’t want to go through all the details.
- Best Yoga Mat for Beginners
- Best Cork Yoga Mat
- Best Non Slip Yoga Mat
- Best yoga mat with no PVC
- Best Recyclable Yoga Mat
Most Asked Questions
Best Recycled Yoga Mats by Yoga Design Lab
The luxurious and eye-catching mat design that will make even your most colourful yoga leggings jealous, is more than a mat. The Combo Mat is also a yoga towel and has a strap for easy carrying. Plus, it’s a recycled yoga mat. Each mat contains microfibre made from recycled water bottles.
We love it because: $1 of each purchase (don’t worry, you’ll pay in £) supports youth yoga programs to get young girls and boys interested in an active, balanced lifestyle.
An Extra Long Yoga Mat UK Yogi’s Will Love!
A cork beauty from Yoloha Yoga to feast your eyes on. Sure, it’s not cheap, but boy is it worth it. 100% organic cork from top to bottom, it’s our best yoga mat for beginners – lightweight for carrying around, soft and non-slip, and a great 72-inch length.
We love it because: the exposed cork and minimalist Chakra design are great for showing off your eco efforts at a yoga class.
Jade Yoga Mat UK – Eco-Friendliness From Across The Pond!
It’s always exciting when a much loved US brand becomes available in the UK. Jade Harmony’s natural rubber yoga mat is now part of a yoga mat sale UK on Amazon! The matte texture and renewable sourced materials make it feel even more luxurious under your hands.
We love it because: Jade Harmony plants a tree with every Jade mat sold… even though the rubber harvested to make these mats doesn’t kill or even damage the original rubber tree!
Keep It Cool With The Manduka eKO Yoga Mat
We’ve expressed our love for the Manduka rubber yoga mat before (check out the full review on the Manduka mats) but let’s do a quick recap. It’s made from natural tree rubber that undergoes a toxic free softening process and finished with a rippled surface for perfect grip.
We love it because: the all-natural rubber is not harvested from the depleting Amazon rainforest and is made with a zero waste manufacturing process.
Extreme Grip Eco Friendly Natural Rubber Yoga Mats
These beautiful yoga mats are made of 100% natural PU rubber that is made from eco conscious and sustainable materials and are painted using only natural dyes. In addition, these natural rubber yoga mats are both biodegradable and recyclable.
Yogi Bear Paws Mats have a sturdy perforated rubber surface that prevents sweaty hands and feet from slipping during yoga practices.
We love it because: The central line design guides you to perfect your poses which make it the perfect yoga mat for beginners.
Odourless And Recyclable Yoga Mat by IUGA
This eco friendly yoga mat is made of SGS certified TPE material that is non-slip and doesn’t have any lingering smell that would disturb you or your neighbour during your exercise.
IUGA yoga mat is also offering an extreme grip thanks to its double-sided non-slip surfaces allowing you to perform any movement with confidence. Its “Bone” pattern underside will prevent the mat from sliding on under your feet. It’s truly an eco-safe, healthy and recyclable mat.
We love it because: It is made of recyclable materials, plus it is easy to carry which makes it perfect for travel.
Leap Onto Your New UpwardSalute Natural Yoga Mat
UpwardSalute combine biodegradable foam (no harmful chemicals) with natural cork to create a more durable yet still flexible cork yoga mat (Did you know cork is also a great vegan leather alternative?). If you’re asking “what yoga mat to buy to stand out at my yoga class?” this is the one for you. Each unique design is drawn and printed onto the mat by hand, with eco-friendly inks.
We love it because: it’s handmade in the UK! Hurrah! We also love that the back is a pale green to hide the grass stains from outdoor sessions.
REPOSE’s Natural Rubber & Cork Yoga Mat UK
There’s some debate on the best material for yoga mats – rubber vs cork. Well, REPOSE has solved that with a rubber AND cork yoga mat. It has a refreshing earthy cork aroma as it supports your feet with 4mm of non-slip yoga mat. Under that, you’ve got a layer of 100% natural rubber so you can switch it up with the flip of a mat.
We love it because: no glue, PVC or other toxic chemicals are used to bind those eco materials together.
Core Balance Eco Yoga Mat- Perfect For Any Exercise!
This eco-friendly fitness mat is made of TPE foam, a material that is free from any harsh chemicals, toxic free, and don’t require a lot of energy during the manufacturing process in comparison with other types of foam.
Core Balance mats are designed to provide extra grip and stability during your workout and to prevent it from slipping on smooth flooring. These 6 mm thick yoga mats are also very comfortable, tear-resistant, and lightweight which is perfect if you need to carry it to classes and workout wherever you go.
We love it because: They are made to be compatible with all types of workout. They are also extra-wide and can be used on both sides.
Awesome Natural Yoga Mat with Free UK Delivery!
Designed especially for hot yoga practitioners who need excellent grip even when sweaty, The Samadhi Initiative’s personalisable mats are sexy hot. When you buy a yoga mat from this Etsy store, it’s made from scratch. The made-to-order mentality reduces waste and only consumes materials when really needed – very eco!
We love it because: it’s 100% biodegradable and recyclable, but if you can’t wait until the cork biodegrades The Samadhi Initiative offer a no-questions-asked refund guarantee.
Hemp Mat for Vegan Yoga – Just Wash Out The Sweat!
Fitccessory have used one of our favourite eco materials to make this vegan yoga mat. Hemp! Growing hemp is more eco than cotton yoga mats – it uses less waste and is equally biodegradable. And it’s much better quality than the cheap yoga mats Argos provide. It’s also mildew resistant so don’t worry about the absorbing qualities of fabric yoga mats.
We love it because: you can chuck it in the washing machine when it gets a little sweaty. It’s that easy to keep clean!
100% Hndmade Eco Yoga Mat from Nepal
Wild hemp and cotton are spun, woven and stitched by hand in Nepal to create this natural hemp yoga mat. It’s completely non stick – but not slippery – it allows you to sink in but not rely on your mat. This pushes your body to rely more on your muscles to hold poses than the stickiness of your mat to fall back on.
We love it because: the Etsy seller, KhaliKhutta, is absolutely awesome and can make the mats longer, shorter, wider or in different colours on request!
121Perform- Awesome Non-Slip Yoga Mat
Time to sacrifice… nothing at all! With the soul vibe yoga mat, all you do is gain. Okay, it’s eco-friendly (of course), but what else? Not only does the natural yoga mat look amazing, but it also has incredible versatility.
The mat’s thickness (6mm) allows you to perform any exercises you want! Plus, it’s anti-slip. Not only will your feet not slip underneath you due to their textured surfaces, but it will stay put on any ground beneath you.
Why We Love It: It doesn’t slip under our feet and has an awesome carrying handle!
Non Slip Eco Friendly Mat For All Level Yogis By Ewedoos
Made of TPE material, this eco friendly yoga mat is flexible and provides superior durability. Ewedoos mats have a dual layer structure which increases their functionality and comfort. They also provide an excellent grip and slip-free surface, meaning no more sliding around all over the place during your practice.
We love it because: Besides being eco-friendly, it is easy to clean, just wipe clean with water, and hang to air dry. It is also easy to store, no need for a yoga carrying strap.
Our Travel Yoga Mat UK Top Choice (Worth The Shipping Cost)
Supporting individual business and dedicated eco-people around the world always leaves us with a warm happy feeling! NJEastCoasters recycled rubber yoga mat is superior to the very thin fabric yoga mats made for lightweight travelling. It’s thin (¼ inch thick), won’t crease and is way more durable.
We love it because: eco-friendly cellular vinyl mesh in the centre of the mat offers more stability and cushion than a 100% rubber mat.
Organic GOTS Certified Ekaminhale Yoga Rug
It looks like, and has the durability of, a jute yoga mat… but it’s soft and skin-friendly cotton! Hand-loomed by Indian villagers using traditional methods, these yoga mats are preserving local trade and are best for practising Ashtanga Yoga Mysore Style.
We love it because: 10% of sales are donated to The Mysore Foundation to help children in Mysore Slums.
Hugger Mugger Para Rubber Mat
If you are looking for extra grippy yoga mats, this Hugger Mugger mat is then made for you. Made with natural rubber that comes from renewable sources, this eco friendly mat is incredibly grippy and features two sides with different textures for extra stability.
Besides, this yoga mat provides extra comfort with its 6mm thickness excellent shock absorption. This Hugger Mugger mat is, however, smaller and a little heavier than other yoga mats which can be inconvenient for taller people. It also needs to be cleaned after each use.
We love it because: It is made with natural materials and is equally grippy on both sides for extra stability.
Most Asked Questions
There is a variety of yoga mats that suits every priority and preference. Besides colors and patterns, you can now choose from a variety of lengths, textures, and many different materials which makes it even harder to choose the perfect yoga mat for you. To make it short, you will need a mat that is comfortable, keeps you stable in your poses, and doesn’t slip during your workout.
Here are a few tips that would make it easier for you to choose the best eco friendly yoga mat:
1- Avoid PVC yoga mats: Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) is one of the most used materials in making yoga mats; however, it is a dangerous material as it leaks chlorine, carcinogens, and other toxic chemicals that can be harmful to your health. In addition, PVC cannot be recycled, but the good news is that there are now more eco-friendly options that include natural and recycled rubber, jute, cork, organic cotton, and other natural materials.
2- Choose the appropriate thickness: In general, the thickness of your yoga mat defines how comfortable it would be. The most standard mats are 4mm thick which gives an adequate amount of comfort and enables the most stability. However, if you are practicing yoga on uneven surfaces or need more comfort, you may want to opt for a thicker mat such as 6 or 8mm. The only inconvenience with a thick yoga mat is that it makes it harder to connect with the floor and doesn’t offer much stability.
3- Consider a non-slip mat: Sticky mats provide added grip and stick, and will help you stay in place when performing balancing poses. So, if you want to move into many different yoga positions without sliding around on your mat, you may need to consider a non-slip mat.
Yoga mats can be slippery for two main reasons, it’s either you have the wrong technique or the wrong equipment. For the technique, you should avoid keeping your palms and feet completely flush with the floor because this will cause the slippage. Your hands should form a little tent, and this would help you make more secure contact with the ground. When it comes to equipment, you should choose an anti-slip yoga mat depending on how much you sweat. Mat Towels are recommended for people who are excessively sweaty or practice hot yoga.
In general, a yoga mat should be replaced each 6 to 12 months but this differs depending on how often you use it. There are, however, some signs that show that you absolutely need to replace your yoga mat. You know it’s time to invest in a new mat when your yoga mat starts to fall apart, becomes uneven, is not sticky anymore, or you start to struggle to hold balance poses.
Now we leave you with the tricky job of selecting the best eco yoga mat for your next session. All these mats are available in the UK… so good luck selecting just one!
Don’t leave so far, we have other amazing eco-friendly products to complete your yoga equipment:
– A cork yoga block will facilitate that pose you’ve been struggling with.
– These organic cotton yoga leggings. Time to let your body breath!