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The Hype Behind Eucalyptus

November 05, 2020

The Hype Behind Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus – it's not just for koalas. 

You may have heard that many of our products, including our Hypoallergenic Down Alternative Comforter and Soft Cooling Pillows, are wrapped in eucalyptus. With the fabric's softness and silkiness, you may never guess that it originated from natural wood eucalyptus pulp. Along with its delicacy, eucalyptus offers many essential health benefits that will help you swiftly fall asleep and stay asleep through the night.

Eucalyptus is soft, durable, and hypoallergenic

There are many reasons we chose Eucalyptus for Notch. First off, eucalyptus is hypoallergenic - meaning it's unlikely to cause an allergic reaction and is gentler on your skin. It's softer than linen and more breathable than cotton. Eucalyptus fiber is ultra-smooth and tightly woven, leaving no nooks or crannies for allergy-causing microorganisms to flourish. Plus, it's naturally resistant to dust, mites, and mold. In other words, less sneezing and more snoozing.


Moisture-wicking and antimicrobial properties

Eucalyptus is naturally moisture-wicking and temperature regulating. It absorbs moisture to keep you cool and dry, even on warmer nights. Besides being uncomfortable, sweating in your sheets allows moisture to create a warm and wet environment ideal for bacteria and microbes to flourish if you overheat while sleeping. With Notch, you can say goodbye to night sweats! The eucalyptus shell in our comforter and pillows helps prevent sweaty nights and absorb any moisture your body may naturally let off -- making for a cleaner sleep than ever before.

Eucalyptus is sustainable 

It's important to us that our products are not only gentle on your skin but also gentle on the Earth. The eucalyptus we use is sustainably sourced and requires much less water to grow than cotton. While eucalyptus makes for durable bedding that will stay strong wash after wash, you can rest comfortably knowing that the fibers are also biodegradable and can return to the earth when you choose to replace your bedding years down the road.

The eucalyptus fiber we use comes from a pioneer in sustainability in Austria called Lenzing. The company specializes in using wood pulp as fibers because of its biodegradability. When the eucalyptus pulp is processed into fiber, all essential oils are removed so your bedding won't actually smell like eucalyptus, and it will be safe for everyone in your home.

When we started Notch, we knew we wanted to create better-for-you bedding with premium materials that are also better for our planet. Eucalyptus is our starting point. We hope to launch more products with eucalyptus and other innovative materials in the near future, so stay tuned! 

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