Vetiver Bath Mat

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$59.00
$34.99

Functional and fragrant

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Sustainably harvested vetiver root is hand-woven by fair trade artisans into this naturally beautiful Vetiver Bath Mat, which continues to release its natural fragrance each time it gets damp. Durable and functional, with a Balinese raw-cotton border. 2'W x 3'L. Indonesia.

Vetiver Bath Mat Features:
  • This bath mat is crafted of vetiver root and bound in raw, unbleached Balinese cotton
  • The roots of vetiver, a grass cultivated in India, are infused with natural oils that are released in contact with moisture. Stepping out of the shower or bath onto our Vetiver Bath Mat not only scents your bathroom with a relaxing natural aroma, it lightly exfoliates your feet, too.
  • Perfect for the bathroom or kitchen.

As seen in House Beautiful, July 2010 issue.

From a fair trade group

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If the scent diminishes, simply soak the mat in water and let air dry; the aroma will be revived.

 

Vetiver is a very durable root harvested from the vetiver grass plant. Vetiver is strongly antimicrobial, and will resist mold and mildew. To clean, the bath mat should only be rinsed in water, without chemicals. 24"W x 36"L

3 lbs.

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Vetiver is a perennial grass native to India, closely related to other fragrant grasses such as lemongrass. It’s cultivated for aromatherapy and for erosion control. When vetiver fibers get wet, they release aromatic oils.

Purchases of this vetiver bath mat support local artisan who harvest the roots. Vetiver growth holds soil together to diminish mud slides in heavy rains.

If the scent diminishes, simply soak the mat in water and let air dry; the aroma will be revived.

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Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 66 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Yummy! This mat smells wonderful, and feels like a loofah underfoot...highly recommend it. August 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by wonderful after shower. I love  its-in-nature scent which intensifies when wet,  ie stepping on it after showering.  I got it for the texture and that it does not get moldy with use.I would like for it to be offered in a shorter and longer sizes also so that it would fit well in two additional spaces in my home. July 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Works great This bath mat is perfect it does not slip on a tile floor. When this mat dries it gives off a great fresh smell.  This is the bath mat for all my bathrooms! June 12, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Not What I Thought It Would Be Wish I had the same experience on most of these reviews. I purchased this about 3 months ago and never really had a fragrance from it worth talking about. I tried to revive the smell as they say and so far no good. I do like the roughness of the mat. September 6, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Vetiver great; cotton border not so much The vetiver mat works like a charm-- smells nice, a bit exfoliating and after a while, soft. However, the cotton border, not so much -- no way to clean that out, so it discolors after a while. Would prefer if the mat was completely made out of vetiver.  April 11, 2013
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This bath mat can be draped over the sower door when not in use. We recommend that you do not let it completely dry as it may take on the folded shape and not lay flat.
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The edge of the mat has gotten dirty and has some mildew. Any suggestions on how to clean the edges of the mat, which are not vetiver?
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I just brought it to the kitchen sink, wet the edges and used dish soap and a rag to clean it... just soaped t up and then rinsed. Took no time at all and looks great. Then I just hung it over a bench outside and it dried in about 30 minutes... in the shade!
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You could use some soapy water, or a little laundry detergent and water on a tooth brush. If you don't have an old tooth brush you can use any sort of small bristle brush will do. Scrub the edges and then you can soak the entire thing when you rinse it. I would use a sprayer on just the edges to help get the soap out.
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Actually, you can spray it with a hose and leave it in the sun to dry.
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I would suggest water and a nylon brush at first. If that doesn't work I would dilute a mild soap with water and then use the brush or rag to apply and clean the mat with.
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Will it unravel right away, or if I redo the border will it be OK? It's too big for my bathroom.
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It will likely unravel. If you redo the edge you might be OK however we can't guarantee that it wont unravel. Cutting the mat will make it the item void of any refunds or exchanges.
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I have a large bathroom, and I've been looking for this mat in a larger size.
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It used to come in a 4x6 from Gaiam, but they discontinued it about a year ago. I haven't been able to find it anywhere else in the larger size.
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No this is the only size available from the vendor.
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