It's no surprise that our favorite muslin cotton swaddle makers have made a natural detergent designed to keep those blankets soft and clean! aden + anais Laundry Detergent is made by the famous Laundress, but is free of petroleum, dyes, SLS, harsh chemicals, and phthalates. The naturally derived formula uses Borax Decahydrate (a refined form of natural sodium borate) to soften water and remove stains and a high percentage of plant-based enzymes to loosen soils. Though the detergent is scented (it has a strong sandalwood scent), the company uses a mixture of essential oils, resins (materials pilled from plants, flowers, stems, roots, and seeds), and absolutes
(essences extracted from the air) to create the smell, rather than chemicals.