If you think that there is something missing in your sleep system, then definitely it could be a good bedding or bed sheet. Bamboo bedding is undoubtedly the most luxurious and the healthiest alternative to create an organic sleep system. If you are planning to buy bamboo bed sheets or already have some adorning your bedroom, here are a few do-it-yourself care tips that can boost the life of your organic bedding and can keep them as beautiful and functional as day one of purchase…
Care tips revealed!
Like any other organic cotton or wool bed sheet, your bamboo bed sheet deserves a regular wash to stay healthy and impressive. Now, the simple care logic revolves around the fiber blends and other special care instructions that come from the manufacturer of your sheets. These cautionary notes can vary from brand to brand. So, before you begin, a read is a must!
Bamboo fiber made products have a tendency to shrink when washed for the first time. Some of them are pre-shrunk to avoid issues related to the size change. Though, it is good for you to keep this fact in mind while buying and washing your bamboo bed sheet for the first time.
It is a fact that hot water wears fabrics much faster than cold water. Keeping this in mind, always launder your organic bedding in cool water to limit the probability of shrinkage and curtail wear on fiber integrity.
Respect the planet with your green bedding care. How? Use a laundry detergent made of organic substances to wash your sheets. A natural detergent is free of phosphates and other harsh chemicals, leaving your bamboo bedding chemical free and hazard free after wash.
Do you use fabric softeners after washing your bed sheets? Well! Bamboo sheets are very soft and generally do not require softeners after wash. Still, if you wish to apply some softener to your organic bedding, try going to the organic way. How about a natural fabric softener? A good traditional home solution, Vinegar can do this job just fine. Just half cup vinegar and it is done. Not to worry, your bed sheet will not come out smelling like vinegar, the fragrance evaporates within minutes.
Once you are through with the wash cycle, a line-dry is highly recommended. If line-dry is not possible consider the machine dry. Machine dry the sheets for a short time and then line-dry it for the remainder of the process. And be certain to shun over-drying by dragging the bamboo bedding out as soon as it has finished the cycle. Level the sheet and fold it while it is still warm for best results.
This post is created by Dana Smith. She loves to use eco-friendly products in her daily life and is an avid user of bamboo bedding. Through her writing, she frequently shares her experiences with green products and provide tips on cleaning and upholding them.