Bamboo sheets are becoming more popular. Not only is bamboo an environmentally friendly material. Bamboo grows fast and requires less pesticides and chemicals to grow than cotton-but it also feels silky and smooth to touch. Bamboo leaves can keep you cooler in summer, but the sticking black will feel hotter, like flannel sheets, in winter. Bamboo leaves are more sensitive than other materials, but with a few simple steps you can keep your sheets clean and fresh for many years to come.
Separate your colors from your white. Remove all coarse fabrics from your laundry, as bamboo sheets can pellet when rubbed against them. Set the tray to wash the sheet in cold or cold water on a mild bike. Add a mild detergent that does not contain strong chemicals, such as those made for baby clothes or fragile garments. Add 1/2 cup of baking soda while washing. Add about 1/2 cup vinegar during rinse to complete the natural bleaching process starting with baking soda. Remove your sheets immediately from the tray and hang them dry immediately.
For best results wash bamboo sheets, wash your bamboo blades to make them longer. If you need to treat a stain, use an acid bleach remover. Test a discreet corner of your sheets before using a new stain remover to make sure there is no discoloration. If you need to use a tumble dryer, use the lowest setting. Shake the sheet out and wrap them gently and airily in the dryer, wadding them will result in more wrinkles. Do not use common bleach when washing your sheets. Bamboo leaves are fragile, and strong chemicals will make them break down faster.