Stains Happen: Removing Stains on Your Eucalyptus Fitted Sheets


Stains Happen: Removing Stains on Your Eucalyptus Fitted Sheets

We get it; there will be days where you want to just comfortably relax on your bed, reading your favourite book while sipping a glass of wine. While it can be comforting, an accidental wine spill on your new Eucalyptus fitted sheets can be a headache.

Don't worry; stains happen.

We have the best solutions for you, whether they're stains from spilling your drink or from your nighttime ointments and natural body oils. 

But before we dive into the care process, we need to understand first why Eucalyptus fitted sheets require special care. 

Using a product called lyocell, or 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 your sweat away.

To create our sheets, we use eucalyptus wood pulp, which is 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 fitted sheets, providing excellent breathable bedding.

While our eucalyptus sheets have numerous advantages, strong detergents and bleach can damage the product, so they require different maintenance than other materials. The critical thing to remember is that they aren't all that tough to care for - you can do it!


Eucalyptus Fitted Sheets
Staining your sheets can be a headache. Follow these tips to properly wash them and avoid further damage.



Removing Stains

Oil Stains

Suppose you have an oil stain from natural body oil, oil-based skincare products or body lotion. In that case, your best solution is a dishwashing liquid to remove it. Prewash your linens in the washing machine with 1/4 cup dish soap and cold water, OR moisten the stain with water and massage a teaspoon of dish soap on it, then wash as usual. 

Another helpful way is to use shampoo! Try rubbing a teaspoon of shampoo into oil stains, similar to dish detergent, and then wash as usual.

Dark Stains (e.g. Wine Stains and Blood Stains)

The first thing you need to do is assess how big the stain is on your Eucalyptus fitted sheets and how fresh it is. If it's new, then quickly dab it with a paper towel and a hefty amount of salt over the stain. Dishwashing liquid also works. 

Another method to prevent the stain from settling any further is soaking it in cold water right away. Then soak the sheets for 15 minutes in a chlorine-free cleanser and cold water —  longer if it's an older stain. Use cool water instead of heated water to prevent the stain from setting in the cloth. 

This process might take many hours, depending on how old and how big the stain is. If the stain persists, try rubbing the sheet together at the stain site. Check for stains; if they're gone, wash as usual; if they're still there, rinse with cold water and repeat the process.

For bloodstains, the fresher the stain, the easier it is to be removed. Rinse it in cold weather while gently rubbing it with your hands. You can also use a stain brush or an old clean toothbrush to irritate the stain.

Alternatively, you can use a saline-based solution and saltwater with dishwashing soap for older bloodstains.

General Stains

There are cleaners available to target stubborn stains, but keep in mind that many of these products contain bleach, which is the last thing you want on your Eucalyptus fitted sheets.

We recommend dowsing the part of the sheet that was stained in cold water and rubbing it with dish detergent if it's a little more challenging, then putting it directly into the washing machine with cold water and/or the "delicates" option.

If that method did not work, you could alternatively mix one tablespoon of vinegar and four tablespoons of water. Let it sit for some time and wash as usual. 

Remember staining your linens requires quick action since the longer you wait, the more difficult it will be to remove the stain.

Final Reminders

Because eucalyptus lyocell is such a delicate fabric, you should never use bleach on it. Bleach is extremely harsh on the linens, so use a bleach-free detergent and stain remover whenever possible.

A glass of wine, a plate of cheese and Netflix is the perfect formula for a relaxing Saturday night. However, it can also lead to spending all your Sunday washing and annoyingly removing those stubborn stains on your Eucalyptus fitted sheets. So make sure to take extra care of your sheets and follow these tips if necessary.