Just bought a new wool blanket. It has a slight smell of a detergent I associate with Tide. This is a "low" note, something that seems to be impossible or nearly impossible to get out. (This question is NOT the same as another that has been posted. In particular, my question is about wool, which is an entirely different animal than fabrics made of cotton or synthetic materials. It must be treated very differently. The options that are available for some fabrics are not always available for wool. Please note that already in this post I mentioned that some of the answers might not work for wool.)
I am wondering if there is any way to get it out of a brand new wool blanket without ruining the blanket.
Please don't suggest dry cleaning. Clothing that comes back from the dry cleaners always smells of cigarette smoke. I am extremely chemically sensitive and can smell an iota of just about anything.
I was looking at other posts. Some suggested (not for wool, but in general) Calgon water softener. I am afraid to use baking soda--I think it would ruin the wool (very drying and don't want to strip out oils). Perhaps Calgon would be like baking soda and not a good idea.
Thanks much for any solutions.