How to Soften Your Bamboo Sheets

By Kelsi Hicken | Jan 19, 2021

How to Soften Your Bamboo Sheets

By Kelsi Hicken | Jan 19, 2021

Bamboo is one of the softest possible materials for sheets, but that doesn’t mean that it can’t get softer. Over time, sheets of all fabrics can become stiff, even bamboo, if they are not taken care of properly. If you want to make your bedding the softest it can be, check out the tips below!

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Don’t use bleach or fabric softener. Since bleach is such a harsh chemical, it can ruin bamboo instead of brightening it. Plus, the more you use it, the less soft the fabric gets. Similarly, fabric softener can leave residue behind on your sheets, making the bamboo fabric feel stiffer and less breathable over time. Instead, an organic or mild detergent will help to maintain the softness of your sheets.

Wash and dry your sheets at a mild temperature. Bamboo is anti-microbial, so washing and drying your sheets on a cooler temperature will still clean them—no need to crank up the heat. Exposing bamboo sheets to hot temperatures can wear on the threads and cause unnecessary damage to the fabric.

Hang-dry sheets. Hanging up your sheets to dry them will not only make them smell fresher, but will also allow the air to dry the fibers without excessive heat, maintaining their integrity. Much like washing and drying your sheets at a mild temperature, the natural air isn’t harsh on the sheet fibers, especially since no chemicals are involved in this drying process. For an added bonus, hang-drying also causes less wrinkles!

Add ½ cup of baking soda to your detergent. Baking soda—chemically known as sodium bicarbonate—is a natural deodorizer, and it is much more gentle than other chemical-filled laundry products. It will also make your whites brighter, so your sheets will feel softer and look cleaner.

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In the bedding world, the comfier the better! Keep your Cozy Earth bamboo sheets as silky soft as possible to maximize your rest and wake up feeling refreshed.

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