Luxury linens play a pivotal role in transforming your sleep experience. And when it comes to bedding, your choices abound. Perhaps you’ve ventured beyond your standard cotton sheet set to try organic cotton; plant-based materials like eucalyptus or bamboo sheets; or, of course, luxurious silk sheets. Here at Mulberry Park Silks, we take pride in helping our clients understand the many benefits of silk as well as how it compares to other luxury bedding materials. Today, we’re taking a look at two standout options in the realm of opulent bedding: eucalyptus and silk. We’ll delve into the characteristics and properties of eucalyptus, which is a relatively new bedding material, and see how it stands up to the legendary allure and feel of silk. Read on whether eucalyptus or silk sheet sets are better for your personal sleep sanctuary.
Eucalyptus Bedding: A Rising Star in Luxury Linen
Eucalyptus bedding is a rising star in the luxury linen industry, and for good reason. Eucalyptus sheets are made from the wood pulp fibers of farmed eucalyptus trees, which are known for their rapid growth and adaptability. Eucalyptus fabric is known as lyocell (sold under brand name TENCEL™) and boasts a smooth texture and an array of impressive properties. Eucalyptus fibers are sourced sustainably, making TENCEL lyocell an eco-friendly option for those who prioritize environmental consciousness in their bedding. Eucalyptus lyocell fabric is a relatively new textile that is growing more popular as consumers seek out eco-conscious and environmentally friendly textile options.
Of course, eucalyptus lyocell sheets wouldn’t be popular unless they felt wonderful; a high-quality eucalyptus sheet set feels soft and silky smooth, similar to a high-quality cotton sateen. Another standout feature of eucalyptus fiber is moisture-wicking ability. This natural moisture management ensures a dry and comfortable sleep environment, making it an excellent choice for a hot sleeper or anyone who experiences night sweats or hot flashes. Additionally, eucalyptus bed sheets allow air to circulate which regulates body temperature.
Eucalyptus bedding is also hypoallergenic, making it a good choice for individuals with sensitive skin or allergies. The fibers naturally inhibit the growth of bacteria, making it resistant to odors and promoting a healthier sleeping environment.
A downside to eucalyptus TENCEL sheets is that they do tend to wrinkle. Additionally, they take a while to reach their maximum softness. Eucalyptus sheets can be laundered in your machine, but should be dried without heat (either hung to dry or in the dryer on a no-heat setting). Eucalyptus sheets come in a range of prices; expect to pay around $200 for high-quality eucalyptus bedding.
Silk Bedding: A Timeless and Luxurious Classic
For thousands of years, silk fabric has been associated with luxury, and mulberry silk bedding is no exception. The benefits of mulberry silk extend beyond its sumptuous feel, making it a favorite among those seeking the epitome of indulgence in their bedrooms.
Because it is spun from the protective cocoon of the silkworm, mulberry silk possesses inherent hypoallergenic properties and resists common allergens such as mold, dust, and mites. Silk bedding is wonderful for allergy sufferers, and a soothing option for individuals with conditions like eczema or dermatitis.Silk has natural moisture wicking and temperature-regulating properties to keep you sleeping well in any condition and at any time of year. Natural silk is also biodegradable.
Mulberry silk bedding feels amazing immediately out of the box. It is machine washable and requires only a bit of extra care, including hang drying. Silk sheets will wrinkle, but can be ironed or smoothed out on the bed. High-quality silk sheets are an investment, but with proper care they will last a long time.
Eucalyptus vs Silk: Choosing Between Two Indulgent Bedding Materials
Choosing between eucalyptus and bedding ultimately depends on your personal preferences and priorities. If you value sustainability and an eco-friendly approach, eucalyptus bedding may be the perfect fit. Its moisture-wicking properties and hypoallergenic nature make it an excellent choice for those with specific sleep concerns.
On the other hand, if you crave the timeless luxury associated with silk, and you prioritize the prevention of hair and skin issues, silk bedding may be the ideal choice. Its smooth surface and natural cooling properties add an extra layer of comfort, creating a truly indulgent sleep experience in all weather conditions.
|Pure Mulberry Silk Bedding
|Protein-based from silkworm cocoon
|Plant-based made from eucalyptus tree fiber
|Silky soft, lustrous, luxurious
|Soft and smooth like a sateen
|Minimizes tangles, bedhead, and frizz
|Helps prevent sleep wrinkles
|Keeps hair and skin hydrated
|Temperature regulating and breathable
|Temperature regulating and breathable
|Hypoallergenic, resistant to mold, bacteria, and mites
|Hypoallergenic, resistant to bacteria
|Washable, hang dry
|Washable, dry with no heat
|Investment in beautiful sleep
|A range of price points
Your Best Choice for Silk Bedding: Mulberry Park Silks
No matter whether you choose eucalyptus or silk bedding, you want to obtain the very best sheets for your dollar. Pure silk sheets from Mulberry Park Silks are an investment, but you don’t have to overpay to get excellent quality. At Mulberry Park Silks, we offer a variety of momme weight silk sheets, pillowcases, duvet cover and sham sets, and more in a range of price points.
We are also transparent about precisely why our sheets are the best value for your luxury linen dollar. We use the acronym CHARMS to help explain:
Ch - Charmeuse weave: soft, smooth and lustrous on one size, matte on the reverse.
A - Grade 6A silk is the highest quality silk on the market.
R - Real 100 percent pure mulberry silk, never artificial satin or a blend.
M - Momme weight of 19, 22, and 30 momme (momme is similar to thread count).
S - Safe for people and the environment; independently certified by OEKO-TEX®.
Mulberry Park Silks bedding comes in a range of stylish colors and purchase options; you can buy a complete sheet set, or purchase a flat sheet, fitted sheet, and pillowcases separately. Our silk pillowcases come in your choice of hidden zipper or comfortable envelope closure.
Additionally, we are a US-based company with headquarters, warehouse, and customer service operations located in Branford, CT. We are here on call to answer questions and offer recommendations. Learn more about how to tell if a silk bedding company is reliable here.