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We take a look at the advantages of a mulberry silk , highlighting the wide variety of health benefits it offers.

Advantages of Silk Bedding Sets

silk bedding setsSilk bedding sets are the natural fiber that is the most suitable for our sleep and skin. A fabric that’s really light in weight, flows really well, and emanates that luxury glow. Silk bedding sets can help you fall asleep in a short while, you will also feel cool in summer without the trouble of wake up in the night because of hot weather.

Everybody hopes to own a beauty sleep each night. Silk bedding sets are suitable for all seasons as it breathes naturally and adjusts to your body temperature during sleep! Your living room must be a place where you can totally relax after a stressful working days. Hence, the ambience of the bedroom will take an important role that highly dependent on the style of decorating and furnishing, especially feel of your silk bedding set. Silk bedding sets are wrinkle resistant as well. If we sleep on our bedding for a whole night, it will look wrinkle next morning. However, if you use luxury silk bedding sets, you will be less worried about making bed. Mulberry silk bedding sets protein fabric is hard to wrinkle and easy to return to the original appearance.

As we knew, the bed is always take the centerpiece of the room so that you have to make your bedding an elegant appearance and comforter sleeping experience for selecting the suitable luxury silk bedding sets.

Silk Pillowcases and Health

silk pillowcasesWe need to sleep for at least 6 hours one day, so we must choose the good silk pillowcases for ourselves. What we should consider are: shape, and quality. Ever since we were born, we have been connected with pillows whether you are adults or kids. There are many kinds of silk pillows and silk pillowcases in the world. How to judge silk pillowcases are healthful or not should be paid much attention to.

An ideal silk pillowcase should be close to our cervical vertebra to make it comfortable. Those who have work or study for one whole day can have a good rest and relax when sleeping on a suitable silk pillowcase. Only being like that, can we sleep well and feel comfortable when we wake up in the morning. Traditional pillow like to put our heads where it is the highest part. However, the fact is that our body and muscles will feel uncomfortable and cannot relax well if we sleep on silk pillowcases like that. When we wake up the next morning, we will feel our body and head are stiff and feel more tired after a sleep. Many pains of our neck and cervical vertebra are because the incorrect height of the pillows that we use.

Silk is a good and high quality material to choose. Pay attention to choosing 100% mulberry silk pillowcases. You speed of aging and condition of skin can be improved quickly. When you are awake in the morning, your spirit will be good and facial lines will decrease for a large step. May I could help!

The Ultimate Guide to Buying Silk Bedding

Guide to buying silk beddingDid you recently sleep on silk for the first time and decide it was the perfect fabric for you? Maybe you purchased silk sheets in the past and loved them, but can’t seem to find new ones that are as nice? Whether you are a first time buyer or a longtime fan of sleeping on silk this guide is for you!

 

  1. Why Should You Buy Silk Bedding Over Other Fabrics?
  2. Types of Silk and How They Compare for Quality.
  3. Summer vs. Winter Silk Bedding.
  4. Choosing a Silk Duvet.
  5. Choosing Your Bedding Colors.
  6. Buying Silk Bedding for Your Guest Bedroom.
  7. Caring for Your Silk Bedding.

Why Should You Buy Silk Bedding Over Other Fabrics?

This is a question we are frequently asked by new customers. They have heard that silks sheets are superior, perhaps from their mother or grandmother, and they are interested in giving silk a try. So why is silk considered the most luxurious fabric for bedding?

  1. Silk is incredibly smooth and feels great on skin.
  2. Silk is a naturally hypoallergenic fabric and resists dust, fungus, mold and many other allergens.
  3. Silk is great for all climates, from cold winter nights to broiling summers, you can sleep in silk and be incredibly comfortable (more on this below)
  4. Silk is the longest lasting natural fabric.
  5. Silk is great for your skin and hair, it helps you retain moisture and reduce damage caused by higher friction fabrics.

Choosing to buy silk is like choosing to buy Amish furniture – it lasts much, much longer than anything else you could purchase. When you get tired of purchasing new sheets each season, then it’s time to purchase silk. Silk outlasts every other natural fabric and has a lifespan on par with polyester. Unlike polyester, silk is wonderful feeling and good for you. That’s why it’s the best fabric.

However, be careful not to buy poor quality silk, as you’ll learn in the next section, the quality of silk sheets matters just as much as the thread count with cotton sheets.

Types of Silk and How They Compare for Quality.

When you begin shopping for silk you should first educate yourself on the varieties of silk available and the way in which silk is measured for quality. In general, it is helpful to know the following types of silk:

Charmeuse Silk is the most commonly recognized type of silk, it is used in everything from bedding to dresses to shirts. This type of silk is lightweight and has a natural elasticity, which makes it the ideal fabric for use in sheets, pillow cases and other kinds of bedding. The front of the fabric has a satin sheen to it while the back has a dull finish. Charmeuse is a cultivated silk, meaning that the silk worms which produce it are farmed for their silk.

mulberry silk mothMulberry Silk is the highest quality of silk and the most sought after for bedding. Most mulberry silk is actually charmeuse silk that was cultivated from a special type of silkworm which is fed a very strict diet. The Bombyx mori is the silkworm which produces mulberry silk and it prefers to eat the leaves of the mulberry tree. This particular type of silkworm has been bred in captivity for over 5,000 years! The careful breeding for quality and the strict diet of mulberry leaves are what make the end product, mulberry silk, the very finest silk available today.

Tussah Silk is actually silk made from wild silkworms which have not been bred. As the worms are not fed a strict diet or protected in the same way that cultivated silkworms are, this type of silk is not as soft or durable as cultivated silk. Most wild silk comes from India and not China.

Habotai Silk is another great silk that is commonly used for making sheets and bedding. Habotai is less expensive but also less durable than charmeuse. Often this type of silk is “washed” with sand to make it feel as soft as charmeuse. However this washing process also destroys the fibers in the silk, which means it doesn’t last as long.

Duppoini Silk is strong, lustrous but coarse and not ideal for sheets and most bedding. Sometimes it can be used in duvets, but because of its quality it does not work as well to maintain temperatures. The lower quality is due to the fact that this silk is made from irregular cocoons that are not of the same quality you would find in charmeuse silk.

Now that you know that mulberry silk is the very best silk you also need to learn a little about something called “Momme Weight”. Pronounced “mummy”, the momme weight is basically a measurement of the weight of the silk. This measurement was actually developed by the Japanese and is also used to measure things like pearls.

To calculate the momme weight you need to measure a piece of fabric that is 100 yards long and 45 inches wide. If this piece of fabric weighs 12 lbs then the momme weight of the fabric is 12. Obviously this isn’t something you can do for yourself while out shopping, so be sure to check labels for the manufacturer’s listing.

The type of silk also helps determine the momme weight of the silk. For instance habotai silk is usually only found with a momme weight of 5-15, while charmeuse silk can be anywhere from 12 to 30.

Ideally you want to look for a momme weight of greater than 14 for bedding. Here at ElleSilk all of our bedding is made with a momme weight of 22. You will almost never see bedding at a higher momme.

Summer vs. Winter Silk Bedding.

Silk throw blanketYou might not believe this, but silk is actually perfect for all seasons! Your silk pillowcases and sheets do not need to be switched out from summer to winter. If you get particularly hot or cold nights then we do recommend you purchase a different silk duvet for summer and winter. You can also try purchasing a silk blanket for winter, for a little extra warmth.

Why is silk so flexible? To start silk doesn’t bunch up, which means it provides you entire body even heat. So your feet are just as insulated as your upper body, and your own body can better regulate temperate.

Ever wake up in the middle of the night sweating buckets from the heat of your bedding? That’s because most synthetic fibers and other traditional bedding materials like down trap air. Over the course of the night your body heat slowly builds up until it becomes unbearable. Your sweat is also trapped inside the bedding and unable to evaporate, so you end up with disgusting wet sheets that are impossible to fall back to sleep in. This is especially problematic for women who are going through menopause, as their body cycles from hot to cool to hot again the typical cotton sheets can’t accommodate the changes in heat and they wake up continuously from discomfort.

The beautiful structure of silk at a microscopic level is what allows a small, but effective, amount of air to naturally help your body regulate its temperature. As you overheat your body perspires and silk’s breathable nature allows that moisture to escape thus cooling your body, this is known as a wicking effect. As you cool off less moisture is produced and silk helps your body retain the natural heat it produces. Not only that but silk gives an even amount of cooling throughout the night so your body doesn’t need to be constantly readjusting.

You could buy expensive synthetic bedding which also has the same effect, but why? You are only introducing more chemicals into your environment and silk is a completely natural fabric that provides the same wicking effect.

Choosing a Silk Duvet.

The first thing you must do when choosing a silk duvet is consider the season you’ll be using it for. As we mentioned above, having a different duvet for winter and summer is recommended. Thicker silk duvets are ideal for winter as they trap more of your body’s natural heat, while thinner ones are ideal for summer as they allow more air to cool your body.

When shopping for silk duvets you should look at the tog to identify how warm or cool the duvet is. The tog is a rating of how insulating a particular duvet or other kind of fabric is.

Summer weight silk duvetThe ideal summer duvet is usually between 2-4 tog and has no additional fabrics added to it. Making sure that this duvet is pure silk is very important if you want to stay cool all summer long. Take a look at our very own summer silk duvet for more information.
Fall spring silk duvet Some individuals also like to use a spring and fall duvet, these typically have a tog of around 8-11. If you live in more moderate climate you might also opt to use this kind of duvet for most of the year. A fall or spring duvet can also be helpful if you are looking to save money and only want to purchase a single duvet.
mulberry silk duvet for winterDuring winter you’ll want many layers of silk to keep you warm, we recommend at least 12 tog and our winter duvet has 13 tog. For especially cool climates you might want to consider a cotton covered silk duvet. For the most part, you will find that even our pure silk duvet is extremely warm throughout the winter.

Choosing Your Colors.

Finally! The fun part of shopping for silk bedding. Choosing a color combination that works for you and your decor is very important. Not only will the colors you choose enhance your mood but they can also help you fall asleep easier.

dark blue silk duvet coverLuxury silk bedding set

Blue – is a beautiful color but did you know that it’s been proven over and over again to have an impact on sleep? A study in 2013 show that individuals sleeping in a blue room had the most sleep. When you think of blue thoughts of peace and calm enter your mind. Blue is a naturally calming color and if you are not using blue in your room already then consider buying a blue duvet or a blue bedding set to really make an impact on your sleep.

If blue is the best color for your bedroom then what are the worst? You might automatically think red or yellow would have the opposite effect, but actually purple, brown and grey were ranked the worst! If possible avoid these colors for your wall paint, bedding and anything more than just accents.

If you are looking to enhance your love life then colors like gold, yellow and orange have been shown to increase libido. While in the same 2013 study it was found that red decor did not lead to increased romance in the bedroom.

Want a great night’s rest but not sure if blue is the color for you? Green and orange decor also have a positive effect. Mix and match these colors for a restful and rejuvenating night’s sleep!

Buying Silk Bedding for your Guest Bedroom

If you want to enhance the stay of your guests and impress them at the same time then silk bedding is definitely the way to go. Not only is it a real treat for those that have never slept in silk before, but with all of silk’s health and sleep benefits it will help cut down on crankiness from jet lag.

luxury silk bedding setThe perfect guest bedroom should look elegant, which is why we recommend purchasing one of our luxurious silk bedding sets. Our 8 piece sets include a duvet, flat sheet, oxford and housewife pillowcases and silk mattress covers. The incredible designs will enhance any room and make them appear incredibly elegant!

If you really want to make your guest’s stay special then purchase a silk eye mask for them to take home with them. These eye masks are ideal for helping your guests get to sleep and are an affordable thank you gift for their stay.

Beyond purchasing a silk bedding set you should also purchase a silk blanket or throw for them. These blankets are warm, soft and perfect for the guest who is fickle about how much or how little coverage they want at night.

Caring for Your Silk Bedding

Now that you’ve been sleeping in silk you’re probably wondering – how often do I need to clean my sheets? Can I wash them? Do they need to be dry cleaned?

The wonderful thing about high quality silk is that it naturally repels dirt, dust, oils and other grime that your bedding will accumulate. Silk bedding can thus be washed less often than traditional cotton or synthetic fibers.

Most silk can be machine washed and air dried, although you should always see the specific instructions for that product. In general we recommend the following:

Basic rules for washing silk:

  • Never use bleach or any bleaching agents! These damage the fibers and shorten the lifespan of your silk.
  • Never machine dry! High heat and the tumbling motion can damage the fibers as well.
  • DO machine or hand wash your silk with cold water.
  • DO air dry your silk.
  • DO lightly iron your silk on the cool setting on the inside of the fabric.

Some items like silk blankets, duvets and pillows require special care. Please see our full care guide for more information on each product.

Benefits of Mulberry Silk Comforters

mulberry silk comfortersDon’t look for the lowest price, the biggest box, or the prettiest logo. When choosing mulberry silk comforters, examine detail about the filling. It’s what makes mulberry silk comforters incredible… or inferior. If the manufacturer has skimped on stuffing, you’ll know about it (but not until your mulberry silk comforters unwrapped on your beds, and unreturnable). Worry not! We’re here to help!

Look at natural mulberry silk comforters…a real luxury choice. Mulberry silk comforters have similar properties to wool: it’s breathable, hypoallergenic and surprisingly strong. Silk worms spin their cocoons with a fiber stronger than steel! This is great for mulberry silk comforters filling as it means it survives washing and even tumble drying (although it does begin to lose its natural properties when it’s washed too much). Top with real mulberry silk comforters for a luxury finish!

Conventional mulberry silk comforters are often grown using a hormone disruptor to slow the growth rate of silkworms, extending the length of time they produce silk. In addition, silkworm pupae are killed before harvesting. Organic mulberry silk comforter avoids these methods for a more worm-friendly product.

Choosing Silk Bed Cover for Good Health

silk bed coverSilk bed cover belongs to the protein fibers. Silk bed cover contains up to 18 kinds of healthful amino acids which can help maintain metabolism of lipid membrane on the surface of the skin. After using silk bed cover, you can keep your skin moist and smooth. With the advantages of smooth, soft, strong hygroscopicity and good ventilation, silk bed cover is referred to as “fiber Queen”. With its unique charm, silk bed cover has won people’s favor from all ages.

Thus selecting pure high-quality silk bed cover and experiencing their smooth texture, good breathability and 100% natural protein fibers on the skin. Its delicate care for your skin can bring you higher-quality sleep. In addition, it can help maintain metabolism of lipid membrane on the surface of the skin, this will also keep the skin moist and smooth. Silk bed cover fabric has good moisture absorption. In the summer, it can be faster to take away people’s sweat, you will have sense of cool, smooth and therefore especially suitable for the persons who are suffering from pruritus.

Real silk bed covers can greatly absorb ultraviolet, which can protect the skin from damages. It was reported that long-term bedridden suffers with a bedsore. Meanwhile, you can ease the absorption and evaporation of the water, keep the affected area clean and speed up the healing of an open sore. So many good, hurry to try it!

Health Benefits of Silk Duvet Covers

silk duvet coversMulberry silk duvet covers keep you comfortable over a wider range of temperatures, unlike down or polyester which is fairly tog specific.

Silk duvet covers are naturally hypoallergenic. Silk duvet covers certainly add a bit of class to a bedroom ensemble. You’ll find nothing that can match the sheer luxury of genuine silk duvet covers flossing up against your skin, or experiencing the mild reflect off the excellent threads. Silk duvet cover is an environment dust mites find inhospitable. Using silk duvet covers can significantly help reduce the number of dust mites living in bedding. The reduction of dust mites can have a direct effect on the quality of sleep to those who suffer from dust mite related allergies.

Sleeping under silk duvet covers are like sleeping under a light fluffy cloud. Even in the depths of winter it keeps you warm and snuggly. That’s partly because of the natural drape of silk duvet cover that some people call the “hugging effect.” which also helps to keep in body heat when it is cold.

Silk Bedding Sets can Improve Your Sleep Quality

silk bedding setsWe all know that we cannot sleep less than what is required. You may have read from the books that the adult need to sleep seven to eight hours. Those who have no regular and high-quality sleep will find it hard to have an effective day during the daytime. Thus we must know how to keep ourselves sleeping well in silk bedding sets at night.

It has been proved that bedding is also important for us to keep a regular sleep. The best choice is of course silk bedding sets. Silk bedding sets are different from those common ones. Silk bedding sets are the most natural material and have 18 amino acids in our body. Silk bedding sets can keep you cool in summer and warm in winter. Your skin will be moisturized and smooth if you have slept on silk bedding sets for a long time.

Without a good sleep, we can do nothing well during the day, so we must try our best to keep ourselves sleep well at night. Choosing a luxury silk bedding sets and wish you a good sleep each night and a happy mood every day!

Health Functions of White Silk Sheets

white silk sheetsSleeping on white silk sheets is a heavenly experience. Warm when it is cold, cool when it is hot and very indulgent. This glamorous range of pure white silk sheets has classic, elegant styling. Combine with a soft spun-silk blanket of ultimate bliss. The prestigious white silk sheets have a natural beauty and sensuality so you can enjoy a touch of luxury every day.

The doctor of traditional Chinese thinks that white silk sheets sexual flavor simplistic, flat, non-toxic, into the heart, liver, spleen, lung four meridians. Make the natural material into Close-fitting white silk sheets can help to prevent and cure skin diseases. White silk sheets have 18 amino acids which are healthful for our body. Pure white silk sheets close to the skin can promote the viability of our cells and anti-aging.

White silk sheets can prevent vascular sclerosis and has anti-aging function which can help maintain the surface skin smooth. White silk sheets can keep skin moist, smooth. Lots of beautiful ladies like to sleep on white silk sheets and when sleeping, they also like to use a pure silk pillowcase which helps their body keep healthy and their skin smooth and shining.

What You Didn’t Know About Mulberry Silk Sheets

100% mulberry silk sheetsSuch 100% mulberry silk sheets are known for being the most comfortable against bare skin. Because the 100% mulberry silk sheets make it possible to move effortlessly in bed without getting tangled up or having the problem of twisted sheets, the body can rest peacefully and awake feeling renewed and restored.

Once you have experienced your first 100% mulberry silk sheets, you are unlikely to go back to plain old cotton, as it would almost be an offense to your body. Treating oneself to 100% mulberry silk sheets takes your sleeping experience to the next level of comfort—comfort that is unmatched by the run-of-the-mill cotton sheets. Even cotton sheets with a high thread count pale in comparison to the opulence and luxury of 100% mulberry silk sheets.

Even the couple that has been married for years can rejuvenate their night with new 100% mulberry silk sheets. Silk has been known to play the role of both aphrodisiac and soother, as it provides unmatched comfort and softness that automatically puts the body in a happier place. Experiencing sleepless nights? 100% mulberry silk sheets may provide the comfort you need to drift off to sleep in no time.

Why Sleeping on Mulberry Silk Pillowcases is Healthy

mulberry silk pillowcasesWhen you are looking for mulberry silk pillowcases, it’s difficult to say that there is such a thing as a silk pillowcase. Silk pillow cases are the perfect way to experience the comfort and gentleness of pure silk for yourself.

Mulberry leaves have been used for literally thousands of year to produce the finest, strongest, silkiest silk available. If you are looking for silk pillow cases because you want something that will be gentle, soft and silky against your face and your hair, mulberry silk is the top choice. Silk’s natural breathability and unique moisture wicking properties also make it an especially good material for pillow cases. Unlike cotton, a silk pillowcase wicks away less of your skin’s natural moisture, allowing it to stay hydrated throughout the night.

100% silk pillowcases are comprised of luxuriously smooth silk fibers that are kind to your skin and hair, and contribute to an overall healthier sleep.