I slept on Buffy’s new sheets made from eucalyptus — they’re cool to the touch, surprisingly silky, and worth the splurge

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  • Buffy recently released Eucalyptus Sheets ($200 for a queen set), made from an eco-friendly eucalyptus fabric.
  • Sheet sets range in price from $175 to $225 and come in four neutral, naturally dyed colors.
  • The eucalyptus fabric is billed as being more breathable than cotton and softer than linen. It’s also hypoallergenic.
  • I slept on Buffy’s new sheets for weeks, and they’re among my all-time favorites. They’re silky and cool to the touch, and they’re great at regulating temperature. You may find them too thin for your liking at $200, but you have a 30-day window from ordering to return them if so.

Buffy, the startup that dominated the internet with its comforter made from recycled plastic bottles, recently released a set eco-friendly sheets.

Buffy’s Eucalyptus Sheets are made from 100% eucalyptus-based fiber – and reportedly come with the plant’s naturally temperature-regulating properties.

Sheet sets range from $165 to $215. (A queen-size set will cost you $190). You can pick up sets for Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, and Cal King mattresses and in three neutral colors: grey, light grey, and blush. The set will include a fitted sheet, top sheet, and two pillowcases.

Like the rest of the product offerings, Buffy’s sheets are built upon an environmentally conscious blueprint. The Austrian eucalyptus used to make its fabric reportedly requires ten times less water to grow than cotton. And, in the company’s first offering of colorways in bedding, all its hues were naturally created with ingredients like gardenia, pomegranate, turmeric, and walnut without using bleach or harsh chemicals.

Like many sleep startups familiar with customer concerns of buying products online, Buffy has good customer service policies in place; you’ll get free shipping, free returns, and a pay-later trial that means you’ll only be charged once the seven-day trial ends and you’ve chosen to keep the sheets. If you don’t love them after the trial, returns can be initiated within 30 days of ordering.

In terms of cost, you can find sheets for around the same price from other popular home startups. Snowe’s queen-sized Sateen Set is $220, Brooklinen’s Luxe Sateen is $149, and Parachute’s Sateen Set is $149 (though it doesn’t include a top sheet). Obviously, Buffy’s set is unique in being made from eucalyptus fiber. The closest material equivalent would be the heavier, silkier set offered by Ettitude for $178 that’s made from bamboo lyocell.

To see how all this translates into the product in real life, Buffy sent a sheet set to Insider Picks to test.

Keep reading for a full review, but the short summary is this: Buffy’s sheets are among my favorite sheets of all-time. They’re wonderfully silky and cool-to-the-touch, and they actually deliver on being softer than my linen sheets and more breathable than my cotton sets. If you can comfortably afford $190 for a queen-size set, I highly recommend trying them. The only con I’d mention is that they’re relatively thin – you’ll probably be able to vaguely decipher patterns on pillows underneath – and that could pose an issue with a lot of wear.

My Experience sleeping on Buffy’s Eucalyptus Sheets:

Shown in Light Grey.

Shown in Light Grey.
Mara Leighton

In the few weeks I’ve been sleeping under Buffy’s sheets, they’ve become one of my all-time favorite sets.

First of all, the material is decadent. It’s the kind of silky fabric that threatens to slip off and out of a folded stack whenever it’s not laid at ground level. It’s also cool to the touch. The company bills it as being softer than linen and more breathable than cotton, and I’ve found that to be true. I own both linen and cotton sets, and I prefer Buffy’s for everyday use. In the summer, I’ll probably still revert to linen as it feels more breathable overall.

After one wash, the material appears the same size and color, though only time will tell how it fares with repeated washes.

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The only possible con is that the sheets themselves are relatively thin – if your pillows have loud patterns on them, you may be able to see some of it underneath the Buffy covering. Its thinness may be a boon for breathability, but it could potentially mean they don’t last as long as other thicker pairs. However, you have a seven-day trial to see if that’s a deal-breaker before being charged, and a 30-day window from when you ordered in which to decide you want to send them back.

Overall, if you’re looking for silky, soft, breathable sheets that are both eco-friendly and primed to keep you from sweating at night, these are worth checking out.