First produced by Proctor & Gamble in 1933, Dreft is one of the earliest synthetic detergents; the gentle yet effective laundry detergent does not leave a lime scum deposit and does not contain harsh chemicals such as bleach. Mothers and grandmothers have been using Dreft to keep their little ones’ clothing clean and soft for generations plus it is a top choice of pediatricians. The detergent is specially formulated to be gentle on babies’ clothing and skin yet tough on stains; it contains no phosphates and includes biodegradable surfactants and enzymes. Suitable for fine washables including silk or wool along with flame-resistant fabrics, the synthetic detergent is less susceptible to hard water. The brand encompasses laundry stain remover, high efficiency laundry detergent, liquid detergent, laundry pretreater pens, multi-purpose wipes, fabric refresher and odor eliminator spray and multi-surface cleaners.