Live in luxury with the soft, sensuous feel of handcrafted silk with LilySilk products.
Enjoy your Beauty Sleep Every Night with LilySilk Pillow Cases
In the past, I purchased silk sheets, which I thought would enable me to sleep in luxury. Boy was I wrong. The sheets that I had purchased were the polyester silk sheets, which left me experiencing both hot and cold spells during the night. While the sheets were somewhat comfortable to sleep on, they were also very slippery, which made getting in and out of bed difficult. I awoke in the mornings with my hair all a tussle and sleep lines on my face, as well as my skin feeling exceptionally dry. Then I discovered the difference between what I call a real silk sheet and pillowcase and a polyester silk. I will never purchase a polyester silk product again knowing what I know now. You see, LilySilk products have spoiled me.
Many thanks to LilySilk who graciously allowed me to test their 100% Natural Silk Pillow Cases.
Unless you already own a silk product, you might not know a lot about silk itself. For centuries, silk was a luxury reserved exclusively for Chinese royalty, but now this bedroom treasure can be yours!
All of the products that LilySilk offers come from China. Silk fabric was first developed in ancient China with some of the earliest examples found as early as 3,500 BC. It is still the biggest manufacturer of silk. Thailand and India also produce silk, but in substantially lower volumes and their silk quality is not as smooth. Italy also makes beautiful silk but it is used predominately for garments, not silk bedding.
When we talk about silk products, many people are confused about the difference between real silk and polyester silk. The LilySilk Company uses real mulberry silk in their products. That means that the silk is 100% pure silk, produced from silk worms, fed on mulberry leaves. Hence the term “mulberry silk.”
When you search a company for silk products, you will discover that the company uses various terms such as “mulberry silk” and “charmeuse silk”. Mulberry silk is actually the ingredient used to make the product while charmeuse silk is the final product. It means that they use 100% mulberry silk fibers to weave into charmeuse weave. A charmeuse weave is a type of weave that has a splendid satiny finish on one side with a non-sheen finish on the other side.
Unlike cotton products, where the quality of the product is measured in thread count, silk is measured by its weight and momme is the traditional density unit for silk. The higher the momme number, the heavier the silk. Most silk products on the market are only 10 to 15-momme number, while a 19-momme silk is good quality. Actually, the higher the momme silk number, the better the quality. The pillowcases that I received from LilySilk are 25mm (best mulberry silk momme weight) silk pillowcase in a queen size.
Now, you might think that since mulberry silk products are made with such a fragile fabric they will not last for a very long time. This is contrary to the truth. Care of your LilySilk pillowcases and sheets are actually easier to clean than you would think. Simply wash the item(s) in cold water with a mild detergent, such as Woolite Extra Delicate Care, or another product specifically designed to clean silk. You will want to make sure to clean your washing machine prior to using it to clean your silk products to make sure there are no remnants of strong detergents or bleach left over from your last wash. It is best to use a liquid detergent, as powdered detergent tend to clump and use a delicate cycle. You can then tumble dry your silk products using the dryer’s low temperature delicate cycle and your products will turn out nice and soft. You can also air dry your pillowcases and other fine silk products, but you might need to iron it with a low heat to restore its shine and softness. Be sure to turn your pillowcases inside out if you plan to iron them. With the proper care and maintenance of your silk pillowcases and other fine silk products, they can last upwards to 15-20 years, because at LilySilk, they only use Grade-A long fiber Mulberry silk.
Now, a bit about the actual pillowcases. With a momme number of 25, you know that the LilySilk pillowcases are top of the line quality. They are neither too light, nor too heavy. Just right. Although I received queen-sized pillowcases, they are generously sized to fit almost any pillow in my home. The style of pillowcase that I selected is a terse style or seamless style in a white color although they are offered in a variety of stunning colors.
Laying my head down on the pillow with the LilySilk pillowcase was comparable to being in heaven. I became hooked from the very first night on these pillowcases. They are extremely soft and cool to the touch, as I learned that the Mulberry silk breaths along with my own body temperature. I also noticed that I do not have the sleep lines on my face upon waking in the morning and my skin does not feel as dry, as well as fewer tangles in my hair. The pillowcases look exquisite on my bed. With no doubt at all in my mind, these are the best pillowcases that I have ever owned.
The LilySilk products are hypoallergenic to repel common allergens such as dust mites, mold and fungi. In addition, they also contain natural albumen, which helps provide much-needed nutrients for skin cell repair, and consequently greatly reduce any signs of aging, which all women will love. This is why my skin does not feel dry when I awake in the mornings.
LilySilk offers a wide variety of products to include silk bed linens, silk duvets/comforters and silk pillows, as well as silk blankets, silk nightwear and silk scarves. You can order directly from the company’s website. In addition, right now you can take advantage of their Valentine’s Day Special where you can receive 20% off your purchase with free shipping until February 14, 2015.
I am so thankful that I had the opportunity to try the LilySilk pillowcase set. Truly, I have discovered what luxury is all about. I plan to order bed linens in the near future so that I, too, can take advantage of their great sale. I know that you will simply fall in love with the LilySilk products if you only try them. For the quality product that you will receive and the length of time that you will be able to use the product, you cannot do any better than LilySilk.