Washing Bamboo Sheets: Top Tips

Bamboo Linen Sheets: The best tips for washing them

You need to properly care for your bamboo linen sheets so that they will last for years to come. Then, they will provide you and your family with better sleep and restful slumber, helping you live a higher quality of life.

As part of our series on proper bamboo sheets care, let us explore the best tips on washing your bamboo bed linen.

Top Tips for Laundering Bamboo Linen Sheets

  1. Wash with warm water before first use. This allows for initial shrinkage and gets rid of lint from the manufacturing process.
  2. Use warm water for all subsequent washes. You want 104 degrees Fahrenheit (40 degrees Celsius). Hot water damages the fibers in the sheets.
  3. Wash separately from other types of laundry. You want to prevent snags from hard objects like zippers, lint from towels, and discoloration from dyed clothes.
  4. Do not use laundry balls or dryer balls. These can snag the bamboo bed linen and damage them.
  5. Damaged fibers can result in pilling. Pills on bedding are unsightly and uncomfortable.
  6. Do not use fabric softener. Bamboo linens may feel stiff immediately after a wash. However, they return to being exceptionally soft after they dry completely.
  7. Do not use dryer sheets. Dryer sheets can leave a residual film on your bed linen.
  8. Do not use bleach, especially chlorine bleach. Use oxygen bleach if you must. Chlorine bleach is too harsh and will cause damage to the sheets.
  9. You can use a mixture of one part vinegar and four parts water to help remove stains.
  10. For bloodstains, get the person who bled on the bamboo sheets to spit on the stain. Leave the saliva to rest for several minutes before washing. The earlier this is done, the more likely you will succeed at removing the blood stain.
  11. For facial lotions and body oil stains, apply a dime-sized amount of Dawn dishwashing liquid directly onto the stain. Let it rest for ten minutes before washing.
  12. Do not overload the spin dryer. Bamboo linen sheets need enough space to tumble dry. Insufficient space can result in excessively wrinkled sheets.
  13. Before you dry bamboo linens, shake them out first. This helps them dry quicker and lessens wrinkles.
  14. Set the dryer on low heat when you are drying bamboo bed linen. High heat will increase abrasion and may cause the sheets to tear.
  15. After drying bamboo rayon sheets, do not leave them in the clothes dryer. Bamboo bed linen retains the shape it is in after it cools. Leaving it in the spin dryer for too long will result in excessive wrinkles.
  16. Do not store your bamboo linen sheets in plastic bags, cardboard, or plastic containers. Plastic can lead to yellowing of the sheets and cardboard causes acids to seep into the sheets. Keep them in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.

Which Detergents Can You Use to Wash Bamboo Bed Linen?

When you wash bamboo linens, you need to use mild detergents. Harsh detergents can damage the sheets. We recommend the following:

  • Ecos
  • Mrs. Meyers
  • Woolite
  • Seventh Generation
  • Ecover
  • Kirkland Ultra Clean
  • baby shampoo

Bamboo Rayon Sheets: Available in these sizes

Proper Care While Doing Laundry Will Preserve the Longevity of Your Bamboo Linen Sheets

The soft material of your rayon from bamboo sheets will last for many years if you care for them properly. We hope that these care tips have been useful to you, and we wish you and your family peaceful slumber all night long.

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