From the trippy, multicolored swirls that make you feel like you’re staring into a kaleidoscope to the iconic wavy shape and aroma you can identify an aisle away, Zum Bar Soap is an aromatherapy enthusiast’s dream come true. But have you ever wondered how it’s made? Each and every bar is crafted lovingly by hand in the Zum Factory in Kansas City, using pure, organic ingredients and time-tested techniques. Read on to learn about what goes in our soap, from the ingredients to the pouring, swirling, and cutting.
Like a drummer must painstakingly select a kit that both sounds great and feels just right, we select our ingredients to mix perfectly with each other. From the high hat notes of our essential oils, to the syrupy bass of our vegetable oils, the product you get is the result of our countless hours of studio time. Zum soap ingredients are designed to create natural harmony. The creamy, dreamy goat’s milk contains capric, caprylic, and capronic acids, plus naturally occurring triglycerides (good fats) to has a pH similar to your own skin. The result is a soft, sweet-smelling, soapy symphony that you’ll want to keep on repeat.
Cold-processed soap is the greatest way to allow the natural ingredients to jam together without unnecessary meddling. Our technique requires no extra heating or chemical aids for saponification, but relies solely on the heat of the natural reaction between oils (no lard!) and lye. Our process preserves the integrity of the ingredients. We keep the natural occurring glycerin, a major moisturizer, while commercial soap companies sell it as a profitable by-product. For the encore, we add extra oils leaving you with a super moisturizing bar of soap! Our Zum bar soap recipe isn’t all oils and glycerides and fragrance, though. It’s also about a passion for everything we do, and you can feel the notes of love hand-poured into each and every bar. Yes, you could say that love is one of the official Zum soap ingredients, but you didn’t need us to tell you that.
Pouring & Swirling:
Once the ingredients have had time to do their thing, our recording artists A.K.A. soap makers, step in to bring it all together. A dash of mineral pigment, a thump of organic herbs, and some steady stirring by hand, and voila! The record (ahem, soap) is almost there! With the concentration of a guitarist mid solo, we pour and swirl like we're high on life, making sure each batch of soap is perfect and oh-so-sexy.
After chillin' for no less than 24 hours (being a rockstar slab of soap is no easy feat), the finished product has one last leg of the tour. With the aid of a custom rig, we cut slabs into bars and bricks, adjusting our signature wave like Hendrix riding a whammy bar, assuring every single Zum Bar looks glamourous enough to make "the cut" to be your shower-singin' partner.