Why choose an evergreenyogi mat?
Our mats are made from materials that are:
- 100% recyclable
- PVC free, the stuff that clogs our seas and landfills
- Free from any harmful skin contact chemicals
- Easy to clean because of its construction
- Manufactured by a low energy usage process
- Elastic, Durable yet Lightweight – suitable for home and travel use!
Evergreenyogi mats are 100% recyclable and biodegradable. We would encourage you to recycle our mats by simply putting them into your recycling bin at the end of their life. This way they could be recycled into another product such as a toy or a toothbrush handle or even another yoga mat, fancy that!
Our cork yoga mats have the advantage of being naturally anti-bacterial, cork also contains a substance called Suberin this is a natural barrier of water and is highly water repellent . The base material is TPE (thermoplastic elastomer), this is a closed-cell structure material that stops dirt getting embedded and are therefore makes them easy to clean and odour free.
They are non-toxic because they are phthalates free (a substance that is added to some plastics to increase their flexibility that is proven to cause numerous health issues such as cancer, neuro-developmental issues and fertility problems). All our mats have obtained the European Union REACH certification (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals)
We are very proud that our mats are 100% free from PVC making them eco-friendly.
Why are PVC yoga mats so harmful?
A PVC yoga mat is made of PVC resin powder and anti-tearing fibre, and as such have an open cell structure. This means the mat soaks in sweat (good for gripping, but a home for bacteria), and makes it very difficult to clean.
In terms of eco-friendliness, the only way to dispose of a PVC mat is to place it in landfill. The structure of PVC means that it does not degrade! It will persist for decades and even then, only break down into smaller pieces that remain in the bodies of animals and aquatic life that eventually ends up on our plates (if you are a meat eater). Or it ends up floating in our oceans. Another concern with PVC is that it contains phthalates — substances that have been linked to numerous health issues.
A Wash Revolution
We are pleased to welcome Primal Suds to our growing collection of eco-friendly products.
Primal Suds are real soaps for real people. Do not expect candy shop, sickly sweet bubble gum type of soap. These soaps are earthy, punchy and most of all 100% biodegradable and as rest of our collection come in eco-friendly packaging.
We searched high and low for our next product that we wanted to offer to environment conscious people and we feel we found the best one out there. Little did we know that Primal Suds are made just round the corner from us, so there is virtually no miles added to us acquiring them, a real bonus for the environment.
PRIMAL SUDS use Mother Nature as the back bone of their soap making. They follow the historic hot process method using activated charcoal not only for its health benefits but as nod to our ancestral soap makers mixing fats with fire ash to develop the first soaps known to man.
So what are these soaps made of?
Coconut Oil: All of PRIMAL SUDS soaps have a much higher percentage of coconut oil to the other oils, it’s sustainable, moisturising and nourishing on the skin, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal.
Olive Oil: Moisturising and nourishing. An anti-oxidant.
Rapeseed oil: Moisturising. Its lather properties are kind for you and the planet.
Shea Butter: Moisturising, it hardens the bars making them last longer.
Clays & Charcoal: Absorbent qualities draw nasty stuff from skin. Naturally exfoliating, so there’s no need to push too hard.
Natural Essential Oils: All with different healthy properties, aroma therapeutic, revitalising and smell real good. (“Zero Filth” range has no essential oils added making it suitable to those allergic to essential oils. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should seek medical advice prior to using products with essential oils)
Natural Exfoliants: Oats, Chia, Tea, Hemp, Clay, Charcoal as well as Spirulina or Annatto seeds.
Lye: Lye is Sodium Hydroxide, mixed with water to make an extremely alkaline solution, when added to the fats it undergoes the transformation into soap. Once the process is finished no lye remains in the finished product, it’s changed into soap.
PRIMAL SUDS soaps have a built in scrubbing qualities with the exfoliating ingredients, so no need to push too hard, let the suds do the work. For those with sensitive skin, apply with sponge or flannel.
Charcoal may make your bath look a little dusty, but all is needed is a light wipe of the bath tub/shower cubicle. It will not permanently colour it.
All PRIMAL SUDS soaps are 100% biodegradable, with all packaging compostable.
In a nutshell PRIMAL SUDS contain:
NO ARTIFICIAL COLOURING
NO PALM OIL
NOT TESTED ON ANIMALS
Here at Evergreenyogi we have a wide selection of PRIMAL SUDS soap bars, shampoo bars and deodorant bars. We also offer “Zero Filth” range by PRIMAL SUDS. These soaps have no essential oils added yet deliver natural scent of pure happiness.
Finally, we go a step further to ensure all the packaging that our products arrive in is also eco friendly:
- The wrap around with our yoga mat is made out of paper that can be recycled (you would not believed how many paper based products cannot be).
- The clear tape used to hold the wrap around together is made out of 100% recycled plastic and therefore can be recycled.
- The brown tape on the cardboard box is paper kraft tape and is 100% recyclable
- The cardboard box is made out of FSC certified material (The Forest Stewardship Council is an international non-profit, multi-stakeholder organization established in 1993 to promote responsible management of the world’s forests) and is of course 100% recyclable.
Simply pop the tablet in your mouth, chew it a little, wet your toothbrush and brush away! Easy peasy
How do dental tablets work?
1. Polish – don’t brush!
Strictly spoken with DENTTABS you don’t want to “clean” (or brush) your teeth. With the
main ingredient, cellulose, and a soft toothbrush you polish
the surfaces of your teeth.
These polished surfaces do not just appear more shiny and glossy. On these polished surfaces dental-plaque simply cannot develop! And we all know that dental plaque is the necessary base for tooth-decay, tartar etc.
2. DENTTABS repair teeth!
In the late 1960s scientists found out that with a Fluoride-Ion (F) being present in saliva
on the surface of a tooth the remineralising crystals that are built out of saliva ingredients develop much faster than without F being present.
The toothpaste-industry took the chance and made their toothpaste the (so everybody
thought) solution to your dental problems : Toothpaste containing Fluoride helps against tooth-decay,
which was a major problem in back then. The scientific idea still stands. But the media is wrong!
For good reasons because there is only a very small amount of Fluoride in the paste, this
small amount (max. 1500ppm = 0,15%) surrounded by so much paste simply cannot
do its job!
DENTTABS Work Differently:
DENTTABS contain the same amount of fluoride in each tablet as contained in 1 gram of a
regular toothpaste. But it totally dissolves in saliva the moment you bite on it, mix it with
your saliva and then spread it with a soft toothbrush all over
your teeth! And thus 100% is available for the job of remineralising especially the sensitive necks of your teeth.
What are the Ingredients of DENTTABS-teeth caring tablets:
Microcrystalline Cellulose is the polishing agent that is responsible for the wonderfully smooth feeling due to which nothing can attach to the surface. No plaque = no tooth decay.
Sodium Bicarbonate is, combined with the citric acid, responsible for the correct pH-Level
Citric Acid ( see above ) increases the flow of saliva through which the remineralisation works
so much better.
Silica helps the cleaning/polishing and stabilizes the tablet.
Sodium Lauroyl Glutamate is our Tensid (Soap). It’s duty is to tie the protein to the water so
it will be flushed out when rinsing.
Although the ingredient ‚Glutamate‘ appears it has nothing to do with the flavor- enhancer we hear about.
DENTTABS are free from glutamate and gluten.
Magnesium Stearate is a plantbased helper we need during pressing of the tablets.
Natural (Mint-) Aroma together with Stevia and Menthol is responsible for fresh and cool
Menthol see above.
Stevia (Stevioside) see above.
Xanthan-Gum makes DENTTABS so smooth and creamy.
Sodium Fluoride – ‘naturally’ only valid for DENTTABS containing Fluoride! – supports
the remineralisation of your enamel. Especially sensitive teeth may be repaired within
Eugenol is a natural part of the mintaroma.
DENTTABS are free from preserving agents, germicides, binding agents,
aluminium and plastics! They still clean your teeth however.
Whats the deal with a Bamboo toothbrush?
Our Evergreenyogi eco toothbrushes are a compact brush head size and made from mos Bamboo, this bamboo grows extremely fast without the need for any fertiliser and this is the one panda’s don’t eat :). This organic bamboo toothbrush is both sustainable and FSC certified. Bamboo is also naturally antibacterial.
The bristles are made from Nylon 6,10 a bio based Nylon derived from castor bean oil.
We realise that the bristles are not Biodegradable like our handle but after researching the market there is at this time no alternative that would offer a long lasting robust bristle, the nylon is 63% castor oil based (hence the bio based bit), Nylon 6,10 is recyclable however.( please check with your local authority) “horrible term that ‘authority’ over whom we ask” 🙂