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The Best Bedding for Sensitive Skin

Does itchy bedding have you struggling to get quality sleep? In this post we're sharing the best gentle, hypoallergenic fabrics and fibers for sensitive skin, plus the top benefits of each to help take the guesswork out of shopping for new bedding!

We know how tough it can be to find the right bedding when you suffer from allergies or have sensitive skin. So to help take the guesswork out of choosing what may work best for your next bedding refresh, we’re sharing our favorite materials safe for sensitive skin—plus what makes them special, so you can outfit your space with what makes sense for you.

Gentle Bedding Options for Sensitive Skin

natural cotton fibers

Natural Cotton

Of course, we would be remiss not to kick-off our list off with cotton. A classic for a reason—and one of the most common materials you’ll find across our collection, cotton is celebrated for its natural comfort and softness. 

Natural cotton also tends to be hypoallergenic and breathable enough for sensitive skin. What’s more, it’s usually available in a variety of weaves—ranging from crisp percale to silky-smooth sateen, giving you plenty of comfort options to choose from. Not only that, but it’s easy to care for, making it a practical, reliable choice for most sleepers.

natural hemp growing

Natural Hemp

Hemp is a highly sustainable material derived from hemp plants. Often considered one of the most eco-friendly bedding options, hemp is also naturally hypoallergenic—making it a fantastic choice if you have sensitive skin or suffer from allergies.

What’s more, hemp is super durable, breathable, and softens over time despite its natural, relaxed texture. And whether you tend to sleep on the warmer side or a little cooler, hemp offers a perfect balance of lightweight-meets-cozy that’s ideal for year-round use.

natural kapok fibers

Natural Kapok

Natural kapok is a highly sustainable fiber derived from the seed pods of fast-growing kapok trees. Lightweight, soft, and often called by its nickname “silky cotton,” kapok also tends to be naturally hypoallergenic. And, because of kapok’s natural buoyancy, which mimics the supportive characteristics of materials like latex and shredded memory foam, you’re likely to find natural kapok included in mattresses, pillows, and support cushions.

natural Merino wool fibers

Merino Wool

First, it’s important to note that there are many types of wool in the world—and not all wool is the same. So for the sake of our list, we’re focusing on the natural Merino wool you’ll find in our collection.

Responsibly sourced from Australian Merino sheep, Merino wool is a super luxurious, natural, hypoallergenic material that’s soft, fluffy, and moisture-wicking. And like everything else on our list today, it’s super gentle on sensitive skin—and thermoregulating to boot.

So, whether you want to keep warm in the winter or stay cool in the summer, Merino wool presents the perfect option for all seasons, while remaining super durable and soft to the touch.

natural linen fibers

Blended Linen

Linen is a breathable and moisture-wicking material that naturally softens with each wash. However, there are some who may find 100% linen fabric to be a little too textured on its own. 

Blended linen, on the other hand, combines the best of both worlds by blending ultra-soft cotton fibers with the relaxed look of linen. The result creates a beautiful, finely textured fabric that’s gentle enough for sensitive skin without sacrificing the laidback style that makes linen popular.

Dare we also mention that blended linen bedding is lightweight, durable, and super easy to care for? If a classic-meets-lived-in look is what you’re going for, we encourage you to give blended linen bedding a try!

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