How Often Should I Clean My Eucalyptus Lyocell Sheets?
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How Often Should I Clean My Eucalyptus Lyocell Sheets?

Eucalyptus lyocell sheets don't need to be washed as frequently as cotton or polyester sheets. Sounds too good to be true, doesn't it? Let's get some science out of the way.

Eucalyptus Lyocell Sheets

Eucalyptus lyocell sheets don't need to be washed as frequently as cotton or polyester sheets. Let's explain!


A quick intro to Lyocell

Lyocell is the technical term for our fabric, which is produced from eucalyptus tree pulp. Not only are our sheets hypoallergenic and antimicrobial, but they are also incredibly soft. They're also great at controlling your body temperature and wicking perspiration away.

Essentially, our sheets are made of wood, which is first converted into a pulp and then spun into yarn using a closed-loop lyocell process. We use a 400-thread-count sheet with a smooth sateen weave for our eucalyptus lyocell sheets, providing excellent breathable bedding.

The secret to clean bedding is moisture control.

When it comes to moisture, Eucalyptus Lyocell sheets excel at absorbing moisture away. Those two things may appear to be incompatible, yet they're both parts of a system that keeps your bedding cool AND clean.

Having moisture is a good thing.

Eucalyptus maintains around 10% of the moisture it absorbs from the air at all times. Because water is an excellent temperature regulator, eucalyptus lyocell sheets keep you cool and comfortable throughout the night.

Moisture in excess is a bad thing.

While retaining some moisture is unquestionably beneficial, retaining too much is undesirable. Dust mites, germs, and fungus all thrive in moist environments. Four things you don’t want crawling on your bed!

It's typical to lose a litre of moisture per night when sleeping (much more if you sleep hot). If this moisture continues to build up, your bed will become quite unpleasant very fast. Thankfully, eucalyptus is an excellent moisture wicker.

Eucalyptus wicks moisture and sweat away from the skin.

When you sleep, eucalyptus lyocell is excellent at wicking moisture and perspiration across the cloth because Lyocell contains a cellular structure known as a nano-fibril that provides an excellent kinetic capability.

In a nutshell, tiny microscopic capillaries help carry moisture from fibre to fibre, thread to thread, increasing the amount of surface area available for evaporation. The result is cold, dry sheets that make germs, dust mites, and fungus uncomfortable.

Compared to our sheets, polyester and cotton bedding creates damp environments and doesn't transmit moisture as well as eucalyptus sheets, which helps promote those slimy, nasty creatures we won't mention again.

Did you know that eucalyptus lyocell sheets are static-free as well? 

Eucalyptus is composed of cellulose (wood pulp) and woven in a sateen weave, giving it low surface friction and making it extremely soft. Aside from the extreme softness, one of the advantages is that the textiles have almost no electrostatic charge.

Not only does this mean you won't get electrocuted as you slide into bed, but it also keeps your bedding cleaner.

Pet hair, human hair, dirt, dust particles and lint are attracted to sheets with an electrical charge (such as cotton and polyester). Eucalyptus lyocell sheets, on the other hand, are a different story. As a result, those who like cleaner sheets and better sleep will appreciate the allergy-free bedding.

Eucalyptus lyocell sheets should be washed less often.

What's the most astonishing thing about sheets that don't get dirty? They don't need to be washed as frequently. (These are the sheets we wished we'd had in university, right!.)

Sheets that don't need to be cleaned as often last longer (due to less wear and tear), saving you time and money (less water and detergent). What are you going to do with all the time you don't have to wash sheets? Sleep. Sleep is the answer.

When you are planning to wash it

While our eucalyptus lyocell sheets have numerous advantages, they can be damaged by strong detergents and bleach, which is why they require different maintenance than other popular textiles. The important thing to remember is that they aren't all that tough to care for - you can do it!

Our eucalyptus sheets should be washed separately on a cold or gentle cycle. Only wash them in cold water; otherwise, the quality of your eucalyptus bedding may suffer. We also advise against using bleach or fabric softener to extend the life of your linens.

So, if you like a cleaner sleep and despise doing laundry, invest in a set of eucalyptus lyocell sheets and check out our shop for more sleeping essentials.