Eucalyptus sheets are known for their breathability, which helps keep eucalyptus sheets cool and dry throughout the night. These sheets also have a luxurious feel that makes them worth the splurge for those with sensitive skin or allergies. They’re also resistant to bacteria, and they limit exposure to pathogens. While most eucalyptus sheets are made with Tencel, some are blended with other fibers for an affordable alternative. If you want to make sure you’re buying a quality set, look for the label “TENCEL” or “TENCEL® Lyocell,” which is an indicator of high-quality cellulose.
Embrace Eco-Luxury: The Allure of Eucalyptus Sheets for Sustainable Comfort
While the word “eucalyptus” is commonly associated with eucalyptus sheets, most eucalyptus-derived sheets actually use a wood-derived fiber called cellulose (not to be confused with a synthetic fiber like polyester or nylon). Cellulose can be created by dissolving plant material in a chemical solvent and then pushing that solution through an extruder to create fibers, Gopinath explains. Typically, this type of wood-derived cellulose is made with the pulp from plants like eucalyptus, beech, birch, or spruce. But, when you see the term “Eucalyptus Lyocell,” it’s more likely to be referring to a specific type of wood-derived fiber from Lenzing, called modal or Tencel.
The best eucalyptus sheets have a silky, satin-like feel that’s cool to the touch and soft against the skin. They’re wrinkle-resistant and stay smooth after several washes. For fuss-free bed making, look for a fitted sheet with an elastic band around the corners and a tag that indicates which side goes on top.