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You’ve heard of cotton, linen, even bamboo sheets. But eucalyptus?

Believe it or not, this silky, cool-to-the-touch fabric is more breathable than cotton, softer than linen, and far more sustainable than bamboo.

Eucalyptus sheets can help regulate body temperature, keeping you comfy and cool all night long. Plus, they’re hypoallergenic and resistant to bacterial growth, which makes them ideal for sensitive skin.

Here’s what you should know about eucalyptus sheets, including our recommendations for six of the best picks.

“Most eucalyptus sheets are made from eucalyptus lyocell,” explains Elle Liu, founder of Eucalypso. “Lyocell is a generic term for cellulose fibers that are converted from wood pulp into fabric.” So, eucalyptus lyocell is made from eucalyptus pulp that’s spun into a textile.

You may also see eucalyptus Tencel, which is a branded form of lyocell that’s well known for its sustainable production processes.

In fact, “Tencel lyocell is one of the most environmentally responsible and eco-friendly fabrics in the world,” Liu notes.

Eucalyptus sheets have a number of impressive qualities. The weave creates a luxuriously soft, smooth texture, similar to silk. And sheets made with eucalyptus are naturally hypoallergenic and antibacterial.

Eucalyptus sheets are indeed eco-friendly, in terms of both the raw material and the manufacturing process. The key is finding a company that sources from a responsible partner.

Eucalyptus requires less water than many other plants, and the manufacturing process is very sustainable. Many brands, though not all, use a closed loop process. That means water and solvents in the manufacturing process are reused and recycled.

Eucalyptus vs. cotton

In a side-by-side sustainability comparison, eucalyptus sheets come out ahead of cotton.

“Cotton is one of the dirtiest and thirstiest crops in the world,” Liu says. “It takes a significant amount of water and pesticides to grow and harvest, which can create environmental damages from runoffs and pollution.”

Eucalyptus vs. bamboo

While bamboo sheets are often marketed as an eco-friendly option, that’s not always the case.

There are two types of fabric bamboo sheets can be made from: rayon or lyocell.

Rayon, sometimes called viscose, involves a chemically intensive process that can be very harmful to the environment and the people making the fiber.

Bamboo sheets can also be made with lyocell, which is a better option for the planet and factory workers.

While some people assume that eucalyptus sheets are cooling because they’re infused with eucalyptus oils, that’s not the case.

“Oils and leaves from the eucalyptus trees aren’t used in the manufacturing process,” says Elise Sabak, the marketing manager at Sijo.

Instead, the cooling properties of eucalyptus sheets stem from their inherent breathability and the fact that they wick away moisture.

“Even as you run your hand across the material, there’s a cool-to-the-touch feeling,” Sabak says.

Reviewers for all the sheets included on our list second this. Many mention how they slept comfortably on their eucalyptus sheets all night along.

To compile our list of the best eucalyptus sheets, we prioritized brands that are committed to transparent, closed-loop manufacturing processes.

We also looked for sheets that are OEKO-TEX certified. And we checked online reviews carefully to ensure all the sheets we recommend have positive feedback for comfort and quality.

Pricing guide

Prices for eucalyptus sheets vary based on size and what’s included in a set.

We based the prices here on standard queen-size sheet sets, which include a fitted sheet, a flat sheet, and two standard-size pillowcases.

  • $ = under $150
  • $$ = $150–$190
  • $$$ = over $190

Best overall eucalyptus sheets

Eucalypso Classic Sheet Set

  • Price: $$

These eucalyptus sheets are made with premium Tencel lyocell and spun with a technology that makes them even silkier and cooler to the touch.

All Eucalypso sheets are OEKO-TEX certified and made sustainably in large batches through a closed-loop process.

I had the opportunity to try the brand’s best-selling eucalyptus silk pillowcases. Naturally hypoallergenic and antibacterial, the smooth, light material is intended to help reduce breakouts and prevent wrinkles as you sleep.

I found these pillowcases incredibly soft and silky without feeling too slick or looking overly shiny. They had the added benefit of creating much less frizz in my curly hair throughout the night.

Eucalypo’s sheets fit mattresses up to 18 inches tall, and, like a favorite sweater, they get softer and more comfortable over time.

Most comfortable eucalyptus sheets

Sijo Eucalyptus Sheet Set

  • Price: $$

These eucalyptus sheets are sustainably made with Tencel lyocell, and they’re OEKO-TEX certified.

I tested the sheet set and the duvet cover. The sheets felt light, airy, and breathable but still cozy. They’re luxuriously silky and smooth, but again, they don’t veer into shiny or slick territory.

Reviewers echo my sentiments, raving about the quality, silky softness, and coolness.

The eucalyptus sheets are available in eight colors and range in size, from twin to California king. They fit mattresses up to 15 inches tall.

Sijo also offers a 30-night trial, so you can test the sheets out for yourself.

Best eucalyptus sheet splurge

Buffy Eucalyptus Sheets

  • Price: $$$

Buffy’s naturally soft, naturally dyed sheets are made with 100 percent eucalyptus fiber and are OEKO-TEX certified.

Cool to the touch and breathable, these hypoallergenic sheets are designed to keep you cool all night long. And, according to thousands of reviews, they deliver.

The company offers a 7-night free trial that really is free. Place your order, and the company will put a temporary hold on your card. If you end the trial within the return window, Buffy will reverse the hold, and you can return the sheets for free.

Buffy is focused on creating bedding that’s as gentle on the earth as it is on the bed, which means prioritizing responsible materials, product quality and durability, responsible transport and logistics, and more.

Best priced eucalyptus sheets

Olive + Crate Natural Eucalyptus Sheet Set

  • Price: $$

Olive + Crate’s eucalyptus sheets are made with 100 percent Tencel, and they’re sustainably sourced.

In addition to the inherent benefits of eucalyptus — breathable, moisture wicking, and naturally resistant to mold, bacteria, and dust mites — these sheets are made with a sateen weave. The effect is an incredibly smooth and silky texture, even among eucalyptus sheets.

This texture is something reviewers particularly enjoy, with many people describing the sheets as luxurious.

Olive + Crate offers a 60-day home trial, so you can test out the sheets at home. Best of all, when the brand is running a sale, you can grab them for less than $150.

Most eco-conscious eucalyptus sheets

Sheets & Giggles Eucalyptus Sheet Set

  • Price: $$

Puns aside, Sheets & Giggles is serious about making a difference. The eucalyptus is sustainably sourced from the company’s biodiverse farms in India and Bahrain, and the company plants two trees for every one that’s harvested.

These sheets are soft and cool to the touch, offering the telltale temperature-regulating, moisture-wicking breathability of high quality eucalyptus lyocell.

Over 3,000 reviews overwhelmingly praise the eucalyptus sheets for their softness, coolness, and quality.

Sheets & Giggles eucalyptus sheets fit mattresses up to 13 inches tall. The brand also offers extra deep sheet sets that are sized for mattresses up to 20 inches.

Best eucalyptus blend sheets

Sweave Eucalyptus Core Sheet Set

  • Price: $

A blend of Tencel lyocell eucalyptus and extra-long staple Egyptian cotton makes these sheets the best of both worlds.

Soft, cool, and breathable, they don’t sacrifice the classic crisp feeling of high thread count cotton. They’re also hypoallergenic and wrinkle-resistant.

Reviewers highlight the soft, smooth feel and temperature regulation.

Sweave’s core sheet set comes with an optional flat sheet and fits mattresses up to 18 inches tall. However, sizing is limited. The brand only offers sheets sized for queen, king, and split king mattresses.

Sweave offers a 100-night trial and a limited lifetime warranty.

It’s a safe bet that people considering eucalyptus sheets are partially motivated by sustainability. That means it’s important to check the label and do a little digging into the brand.

“There are many factors that go into creating high quality bedding that might not be apparent from just a product description,” Sabak cautions. “It’s important to make sure the brand’s values align with your own, especially when it comes to sustainability.”

A shortcut is to opt for sheets made with Tencel lyocell. It’s an indicator of quality and sustainability, and it means you’re getting 100 percent eucalyptus sheets — not a blend.

“Just because sheets are made from eucalyptus lyocell, it doesn’t mean they’re eco-friendly or that they’ll hold up over time,” Liu says. “There’s a lot of greenwashing in this space. So it’s important to see what it’s made from and to hold the company accountable for being transparent about their practices.”

There are a number of reasons you might consider eucalyptus sheets. Thanks to their breathability and moisture-wicking properties, they’re a great option for hot sleepers.

Both the manufacturing process and the raw materials are eco-friendly, making these sheets a responsible choice. Plus, their smooth silkiness really does make for a luxurious night’s sleep.


Jessica Timmons has been working as a freelance writer since 2007, covering everything from pregnancy and parenting to cannabis, chiropractic, stand-up paddling, fitness, martial arts, home decor, and much more. Her work has appeared in mindbodygreen, Pregnancy & Newborn, Modern Parents Messy Kids, and Coffee + Crumbs. See what she’s up to now at jessicatimmons.com.