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How can I get rid of the bad “plastic” smell of my yoga mat?

When I got my yoga mat 6 months ago, and I unwrapped it from the plastic, the odor of rubber or plastic was very strong. It has gone down slightly but I cannot get my face near it because it is so strong.

I have tried cleaning with soap and water, window cleaner, and airing it out for days outside as well as inside my house.

Any suggestions?? Im desperate… its a really strong smell and interferes with my yoga practice…

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Wash it in a washing machine with little to no soap. Dry thoroughly on warm in the dryer.

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MarsBar

Get a different one.

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Unfortunately it doesn’t really go away.

It’s the stuff they make them with – certain chemicals and what not.

The only thing that really helps is using it to a point where it has that “used smell”.