Caring For Your Bamboo Sheets

Bamboo sheets are long-lasting and simple to care for if you follow a few simple care instructions. They should outlast your regular sheets by several years. While standard sheets must be replaced every year or two, bamboo sheets can last much longer if properly cared for. Bamboo sheets and bedding have grown in popularity in recent years, which is understandable given that bamboo fabric is softer to the touch than cotton sheets. Similarly, bamboo bedding is ideal for allergy sufferers; bamboo sheets are naturally hypoallergenic and have antibacterial properties. You might be wondering if there is a specific way to wash bamboo sheets or if they can be washed like any other bedding.


Always use a gentle cycle with a mild detergent. Because zippers, hooks, Velcro, and rough fabric like denim can cause pilling and excess abrasion, it is best to wash your sheets separately, not with other colors or materials. It is critical to use cool water to extend the life of your sheets. Bamboo sheets do not require high heat because they are naturally resistant to odors and bacteria. Bamboo sheets can be presoaked in the washer with warm water if they are heavily soiled. When it comes to cleaning products and bamboo sheets, less is more. Avoid using extremely hot water; most care instructions recommend a cold or warm wash. People can use a chlorine-free stain remover on stained fabric, but they should avoid using bleach or other harsh stain removers. If people want to do their own cleaning, try cleaners with a baking soda base instead of vinegar, which can damage the bamboo fiber.


Your sheets can be machine dried on a delicate cycle on low heat. To avoid wrinkling, do not leave them to dry for any longer than necessary. Many bamboo product manufacturers will tell you that the best way to dry your bamboo clothing, sheets, and other items is to hang them outside in good weather (if only we could all live in Hawaii, right?). Because air drying outside is not an option for many of us all year, people can put their sheets in the dryer. Remember that most care instructions will tell you to dry on a delicate cycle on a low tumble dry and remove the sheets as soon as possible to avoid wrinkles setting in.


Stain removers are safe to use as long as they do not contain chlorine. Spray 1 tablespoon of vinegar mixed with 4 tablespoons of water on general stains and launder as usual. Pre-washing with 14 cup dish soap or gently rubbing a few drops of dish soap mixed with water onto the stain before washing will remove stains from body oils or lotions. Natural stain removers containing baking soda are also excellent choices.


While bamboo fibers are durable, they are also soft and lightweight, making the sheets wrinkle easily if left in the dryer. The sooner people remove them, particularly while they are still warm, the fewer wrinkles they will have to deal with.

The wrinkles in bamboo sheets are not as deep as those in cotton sheets. They are easier to remove but may still require some light ironing. Bamboo sheets contain no formaldehyde resin, making them natural and safe, but they may wrinkle. They are not the deeply creased wrinkles found in cotton sheets, and they fall out easily. However, if left in the dryer, they may require some light ironing.

Bamboo Sheets Storage

Moisture can be an issue when storing your sheets because bamboo fibers are naturally absorbent. If you keep your bamboo linen in a humid environment, it will develop mildews and yellow. It is best to store your sheets in a cool, dry place, preferably in a breathable bag.

How Do You Remove Body Oil From Bamboo Sheets?

Although bamboo sheets are long-lasting, body oil stains can be difficult to remove. Oil-rich products may leave significant marks on your bamboo bedding. If this is the case, we recommend removing the stains with a mild vinegar and water treatment before using an eco-friendly pre-soak or stain remover product. Most stains on bamboo sheets can be removed with a solution of vinegar and water. Apply a solution of one part vinegar to four parts water to the stain for a couple of hours. Apply a natural stain removing soak if you’re still wondering how to get body oil out of bamboo sheets after trying vinegar.

Things to stay away from:

  1. NO BLEACH, which can cause bamboo fibers to deteriorate.
  2. NO H2O2 or similar chemicals, as they can cause yellowing and weakening of the material.
  3. NO fabric softeners or dryer sheets are required because the bamboo fabric is already luxuriously soft, and they are not recommended because they may break down the fabric’s composition. They can also leave a film on the fabric, reducing its ability to wick moisture.
  4. NO lotions or oils – Due to the natural and organic nature of our fibers, our bamboo bedding should not be exposed to lotions or oils, as this can cause fabric discoloration/stains.

Additional Suggestions:

  1. Allow for shrinkage and a proper mattress fit by washing before the first use.
  2. When you remove them from the washer, they may feel stiff, like canvas. This will change once the sheets have dried. This is normal; they have suffered no harm.
  3. It’s normal to find extra lint in the lint trap during the first few washes.
  4. If you dry them outside, keep in mind that they will take longer to dry because they are naturally moisture wicking.
  5. We recommend rotating between several pairs of Bamboo bed sheets to extend the life of your sheets. Why not get one in each color?

Hopefully, this guide on how to wash bamboo bed sheets will assist you in providing the best possible care for your bamboo bedding. While bamboo sheets are extremely long-lasting and durable, a little extra care can go a long way toward extending that luxurious sleeping experience. Taking care of bamboo sheets is simple; it may differ from what you’re used to, but following the care instructions will ensure that they last you a long time.

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