B MATS . CLEANING YOUR B MAT . B STRAP . B BLOCK . B APPAREL . B CALM LINE . B TOWEL . B CLEAN . B BELT
What are the various B MAT specs?
See spec table below
Where are B MATs made?
Our mats were born in Canada and are currently being manufactured in Spain.
What is the lifespan of a B MAT?
This is dependent on a number of things. 1) How often you practice. 2) Your style of practice. 3) How you care for your mat. Our mats are made of high quality ingredients and constructed to withstand heat, sweat, and the most butt-kicking vinyasa flow of your life, several times a week for several years. If you clean your mat gently after each class are store it away from sunlight between practices you will be able to extend the life of your mat for 3+ years.
What are B MATs made of?
Our mats are 100% rubber (both natural and synthetic)
I have a latex allergy, can I use a B MAT?
The latex component in our mats is deproteinized, meaning the the allergen is removed (hypoallergenic). That said, we like to be on the safe side so we still do not recommend our mat if you have a latex allergy.
Do you use azodicarbonamide in B MATs?
No, our mats are 100% azodicarbonamide free.
Do I need a towel on my B MAT in a hot class?
The use of a towel in class is purely a personal preference. If you're worried about slipping, the B MAT's grippy texture keeps your asanas in place without a towel. Some yogis prefer adding a towel to their mat if they are prone to sweat A LOT or if they enjoy the added cushioning. Again, personal preference!
My mat is dusty, what should I do?
A little dust is totally normal when you first start using your new mat. The surface texture of our mats attract dust at first because of their grippy texture. The dust attraction will go away after you’ve used your mat for a few weeks – all the more reason to get your yoga on!
There is a nick on the edge of my mat, what should I do?
Don’t worry, this is normal and will not lead to your mat deteriorating. Our mats are hand cut without big machinery which can lead to some imperfections along the edges.
My mat is slippery, what should I do?
One of the best aspects of our mat is their extreme grippiness and lack of slippery surface. In some cases yogis find there is a period of 5 or 6 practices where they "break-in" the mat before they feel the full benefits and glory that is a B MAT! If you are experiencing a slippery mat over a longer period of time, we need more info to find out why, such as how it has been cleaned and cared for. Please email us at email@example.com and we’ll talk through this together. You could also try adding a hot yoga towel for an additional layer or absorbency and see if that makes a difference.
Do you still have the Turquoise mat? When will you be launching different colours?
In 2015 the Turquoise mat was replaced with the beautiful Ocean Green B MAT. With that said, no we no longer carry the Turquoise colour mat. If you're interested in a particular colour mat feel free to leave us this feedback on social media or email us with requests. We'll let our product development team know what you yogis are looking for.
How do I know which thickness mat I need?
Check out the product descriptions on the shop area of our website to see the benefits of each thickenss of mat.
Is there a smell to B MATs?
B Yoga greatly prides ourselves in not using harsh chemicals, finishes or sealents on our mats. With that said any smell omitted from our mats is going to be the natural rubber scent which is inherent to the material used to make up the mat. This natural rubber scent is most apparent (but still fairly mild) first out of packaging but will dissipate with time and increased air exposure.
The outermost part of my rolled up mat looks lighter in colour than the rest when I unroll it. What should I do?
Not to worry. This colouring is just this area of your mat exhibiting dryness. It is the only area of the mat directly being exposed to air when rolled so this only makes sense (especially if you are in a dry environment) but dont worry it doesn't effect the functionality of your mat. Spray some water on this area and/or bring into a humid environment (ie: steamy bathroom or hot yoga room) and continue use. This area of the mat should rehydrate no problem. Also try rolling your mat from alternating ends each time you use it to avoid this.
How do I day-to-day clean my B MAT?
The best way to clean your B MAT is by wiping the surface on a regular basis with plain water and neutral soap or use our tested and approved B CLEAN Mat Spray. Alternatively you could whip up a cleaning solution with enzymatic action by mixing half water and half vinegar or lemon juice. Any of these options are a effective gentle cleaner, great on a B MAT surface.
How do I give my mat a deep clean?
If you feel like giving your mat a deep clean you can hose it down or soak it in a bath tub, max 30 degree water, with a mild soap (warning: saturation of the mat material can contribute to a degradation of our logo).
Which chemicals can I use on my mat?
Avoid using solvents or harsh abrasives as these will break down the compounds that keep the B MAT grippy and supportive.
How do I dry my B MAT?
It can go in the dryer or you can take it outside to dry, but if you take your mat outside to dry, keep it in the shade to avoid direct sunlight and avoid hanging it over metal or wood. Draping it over a plastic bannister works great. Because B MATs are like a sponge a fully saturated mat may take 48+ hours to dry out. Leave yourself enough time to have the mat dry before you practice on it.
There is a yellowish tinge or soapy suds in the runoff water when cleaning my mat, is this normal?
It's competely normal to see runoff water being a tinge off-colour and/or some soapy suds coming out of your mat when washing. Proceed to wash and dry as directed. These are just components of the interior layer coming forth in the washing process due to being fully saturated.
Can I leave my mat outside to dry?
It is best to avoid prolonged periods of direct sunlight (an outdoor yoga class is still a go though!). This is an important point as sunlight can oxidize the rubber material of the B MAT therefore compromising its grippiness and colour. This can occur directly if left outside in the sun OR indirectly through car/home/studio windows.
Where is the B STRAP made?
The B STRAP is handcrafted in Montreal.
What is the B STRAP made of?
The B STRAP is made of repurposed leather scraps from Leon, Mexico. The leather is vegetable tanned so its is not treated with any chemicals and is much better for the environment than many standard leather treatments, which use chromium.
How do I use a B STRAP?
The B STRAP is designed to make your life lighter and more handsfree. Adjust and tighten the two loops of the B STRAP around your mat, swing it over your shoulder or separate the two straps and wear as a backpack style!
How do I use a B BLOCK
B BLOCKs are used during yoga and provide support as you build strength and balance. They are also great for sitting in meditation at the beginning and end of yoga class.
What are the B BLOCK's dimensions?
3" block = 8.5" L x 4.5" W x 3” D
4" block= 9” L x 6” W x 4” D
What does a B BLOCK weight?
3" block = A lean mean .4 kg.
4" block = 1kg!
How do I wash my B APPAREL?
We recommend a cold water machine wash with similar garments followed by a low heat tumble dry for all B APPAREL and B WARM products. 100% cotton garments have been pre-shrunk to minimize further shrinkage.
How do I know my size?
Check out the size chart here. Find your size. Pop it in your cart!
How do I wash my B CALM: Eye Pillow w. Storage Bag
Great thing about our eye pillows are that the outer sleeve comes off for washing (kinda like a pillowcase). Pop the casing in cold water wash and let hang or lay flat to dry!
Do your eye pillows come in different colours or scents?
At this time we are only offering the Blush/Shadow pillow with the lavender scent. Have a different request?! Let us know and we'll share with our product development team.
Can I wash my Bolster Cover?
If you are going to wash your cover we recommend a hand-wash or delicate cycle wash with a mild soap and cold water. Hang to dry.
What is inside my Mod Cushion?
We fill them in Vancouver, BC with buckwheat hulls!
How big are the B BLANKETS?
See each product page for dimension details!
What size phone does the out-of-sight, out-of-mind phone pocket fit?
Up to an iPhone 8+
How do I wash my B TOWEL?
Cold water wash! Low heat dry. Easy.
What are the B TOWELs made of and how to they feel?
B TOWELS are woven in Turkey and are made of long 100% cotton fibres. The length of these fibres make the towel soft to the touch. If you find your towel is stiff at all, pop it in the wash and it will be soft and supple in no time.
How big are the towels?
See each product page for dimension details!
Can I use it as a full mat towel?
As you can see from the dimensions this towel will not cover the entirety of your mat, nor is it intended to. The purpose behind our towels is to remove excess moisture or sweat from the hands, arms, legs or face during practice.
Where is the B CLEAN Mat Spray made?
The B Clean Mat Spray is made at our warehouse in Markham, Ontario, Canada.
What is the B CLEAN Mat Spray made of?
Orange organic essential oil (alleviate anxiety and aids in calm)
Spearmint organic essential oil (stress reduction)
Organic Tea tree oil (antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antiviral)
Purified water (diluent)
How do I use the B CLEAN Mat Spray?
Just like the bottle says: SHAKE, SPRAY, WIPE!
How often do I use the B CLEAN Mat Spray?
This is completely your preference.
Natural rubber has antimicrobial properties so B MAT's tend to naturally stay more clean than other material yoga mats anyways. That said, a nice spray down after a week of sweaty practices (or a few really really sweaty practices) will do the trick!
See our FAQ section on "Cleaning your B MAT" for more cleaning information.
Are there chemicals or harsh additives in the B CLEAN Mat Spray?
No way! The B CLEAN Mat Spray is made with 100% organic, pure essential oils. No harmful chemicals, parabens or toxins are present in the spray. It is phosphate free and alcohol free as well as biodegradable.
My B CLEAN Mat Spray looks like it's separating. Is it defective?
Not at all. The oils in the B CLEAN Mat Spray naturally want to separate from the purified water. Give the bottle a good shake before each use and you'll be good to go.