Zum Clean Aromatherapy Laundry Soap by Indigo Wild
Indigo Wild Zum Clean Aromatherapy Laundry Soap Sea Salt - 32 oz. (0.94L)
Indigo Wild Zum Clean Aromatherapy Laundry Soap Sea Salt spins like a record baby. Right round, left round, and without the spin cycle of big detergent. Indigo Wild believe natural laundry soap should be so honest and pristine, you could use it to clean your birthday suit - if you really wanted. So say hello to the culture of Indigo Wild Zum Clean Aromatherapy Laundry Soap Sea Salt: coconut oil soap to lift stains, baking soda to remove odors, 100% pure essential oils for a yummy scent, and veggie oils for fabric softening. And say goodbye to parabens, phosphates, petrochemicals and sulfates. Indigo Wild Zum Clean Aromatherapy Laundry Soap Sea Salt is low-sudsing, highly concentrated, and great for high-efficiency machines.
Zum Clean is not a detergent
It's a deterrent - to pollutants, to overconsumption, to byproducts, to irritants. After all, your clothes are your second skin. Would you rather wash your skin with detergent or soap? Good. Because this is not a detergent.
Zum Clean is laundry soap - the only 100% all-natural laundry soap mixed, poured and bottled by human hands. Yep, no machines were harmed, nor synthetic chemicals used, in the making of this product.
And since their happy hands aren't as stingily efficient as machines, they pour liberal loads of pure essential oils for laundry loads that literally clear the air while they clean your clothes. But, please, don't call this a detergent.
Pronounceable ingredients, pronounced effects
- 100% pure essential oils naturally freshen clothes and "aromatherapize" your home while you wash.
- Coconut oil soap treats your second skin gently and doesn't dry it out.
- Baking soda removes dirt and odors.
- Vegetable glycerin clings to dirt and stains.
Zum Clean 101
- Zum Clean is highly concentrated and low sudsing. Pour 4 capfuls (1 fl. oz. or 2 tbsp.) in high-efficiency washing machines (total of 32 loads). For top-loading machines, double it (total of 16 loads). Adjust amount used based on size of load.
- Zum Clean is a natural fabric softener, so you can hang dryer sheets out to dry.
- Safe on whites, brights, darks and delicates. You can even hand wash your unmentionables and baby your baby's clothes.
- No detergents, no phosphates, no chlorine, no petrochemicals, no synthetics, no dyes, so it's biodegradable and safer for fishies.
- Safer for septic tanks and everywhere else for that matter.
- Indigo Wild test on their own clothes, not on animals.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do they test their products on animals?
They do not test products on animals. They love to test them on friends and family.
What are the ingredients in their products?
They use the most awesome ingredients made from the earth! They have a full listing of ingredients posted on their website.
What do they use as preservatives?
For the products that require preservatives, they use tocopherol (vitamin e), rosemary oleoresin and potassium sorbate.
What is the shelf life of their products?
Because their products are all natural it is best to use them up. Zum Bars can last two years and are still wonderful! The scent fades over time but it is still a great bar of soap. The lotions should probably be used within a year of the purchase date. Keep all products out of direct sunlight and heat. You can even put them in the refrigerator to extend their shelf life.
Do they have any vegan products?
Zum Glow, Zum Body, Zum Tub, Zum Mist, Zum Oil, eau de zum, ZAR aftershave tonic and roll-on cologne are all vegan products.
Where did they get the name "zum"?
Zum is simply a play on the word "some". As in "This sure is "zum" bar of soap!"
About Indigo Wild
Their people were born to be Indigo Wild. And — guilty as charged — every one of them is a true nature’s child. They’ve banded together to thump and bump the rock and soul into every batch of Zum Bars, Glows, Rubs, Kisses and more. Individually, their peeps are virtuosos who are oh-so major in helping the ingredients sing. But together, They’re fusicians who ensure the holistic is always greater than the Zum of its parts.
They make their stuff rock, balancing the rhythm that forms the backbone: Goat’s milk, soy wax, jojoba oil, shea butter, argan oil, dragon’s blood. They add stuff like meadowfoam seed oil, rosehip oil and botanical extracts for bass vibes you can feel. Then they bring out the 100% pure essential oils to lay down a melody that hits the high notes.
Causes they support:
At Indigo Wild, they love dogs and hate breast cancer. Many of their own pups are rescues, and they're active in Kansas City Sheltie Rescue. They also have some badass cancer fighters in their ranks, and they're working with some great local charities to support cancer warriors.
Passing down their pearls of ...something. Yes, there's some wisdom in these pearls, too. Call this the "Did you know?" page for everything trivial about Indigo Wild. Herein lies knowledge, Indigo trivia, useless facts and proof that a few bottles of wine are also a few bottles of inspiration. Enjoy.
- Did you know "Zum" is a made up word? This was where the few bottles of inspiration came in.
- Did you know the Zum font on their labels was designed by Todd, Emily's husband, on a cocktail napkin?
- Did you know that Zum Bars contain such a high percentage of essential oils that they are considered therapeutic?
- Did you know stores sellout of the F&M Zum Bar in an average of 4.5 days after receiving it?
- Did you know that Betsy, Cathy and Annie's brother Joe owns an all natural dry cleaning company called Hangers?
- Did you know Tina hand-pours every single Zum Glow, Kiss, Rub, Mist, Tub and Oil, as well as Zip's Scab Dab and ZAR Aftershave Tonic? And that her husband John Paul is a famous harmonica player?
- Did you know Julie and Mary label all of their products?
- Did you know they stop packing and production every day so they can all eat lunch together? Aaaah, ain't that sweet.
- Did you know some days they have as many as 16 dogs in the building?
- Did you know their Zum Tub bath salts are jacuzzi-safe?
- Did you know Myrrhy is the dog featured on the Y.U.M. products and that he was named after Frankincense & Myrrh?
- Did you know shea butter is a natural sun screen?
- Did you know ylang ylang and patchouli are natural aphrodisiacs?
- Did you know Rosemary Mint Zum Mist is great for hangover headaches?
- Did you know Bobbi Brown has Zum Rub in her drawer? (as seen on Oprah)
- Did you know a well known plastic surgeon uses Zip's Scab Dab to help reduce scars?
- Did you know you can call them any time if there are more things you want to know? Yup, just give them a call and they'll chat it up.
- Did you know Andre their soap cutter can also cut a rug?
- Vegetarian - All Zum products are vegetarian.
- Vegan- All Zum products are vegan except Zum Bars (goat's milk), Zum Kisses (honey) and Zum Rub (goat's milk).
- Gluten free - All Zum products are gluten free except Zum Body lotions (oat bran extract) and Oatmeal-Lavender Zum Bar (oatmeal).
Rosemary extract is gluten free and contains soy.
Why's Goat's Milk?
Why? Because goats milk is very good and never ba-ha-ha-ha-had. Goat's milk, the main ingredient in their Zum Bars, is naturally ultra-moisturizing, naturally balanced for the skin, and naturally homogenized. (So in case you happen to have a pet goat, you could truly drink the milk straight from the teat. But that would make you creepy and it might freak out your goat.)
The truth is, goat's milk is probably the absolute best mix of "good for you" and "good for nature." Unlike commercial soap, goat's milk soap contains capric, caprylic and capronic acids, and the naturally occurring triglycerides. Otherwise known as good fats. These good fats in goat's milk result in a pH level so close to the pH level of your own skin, it helps to moisturize and keep your skin's oils in balance.
Goat's milk has a pH level that's as near to skin as a pair of faux leather pants. A pH level that's well balanced for healthy human hair and skin, while commercial soap can dry out the skin to the point at which it feels taut and itchy. The oil glands are forced to counteract, overproducing oils in an attempt to rebalance the pH of the skin. The result can be oily skin, clogged pores, blackheads and yuck - pimples.
Goat's milk offers an alphabet soup of vitamins. With its restorative vitamins, minerals and proteins, goat's milk soap simply maintains the balance. And no worries for people who have allergies to usual dairy products or sensitive skin.
Naturally-occurring glycerin. Another benefit to using Zum Bar Goat's Milk Soap is the presence of naturally-occurring glycerin. Since they use a cold-processed method, they do not add extra heat which maintains the integrity of the goat's milk, food grade olive, coconut, palm and castor oils and 100% PURE essential oils. In the process of saponification, reactions between all of these ingredients produce the soap and a natural byproduct, super-moisturizing glycerin. Many big soap companies remove the glycerin and sell it for extra profit, but not them! It's called glycerin, not glycerout. Glycerin is a natural moisturizer and a humectant, which help to pull impurities from your skin's pores and leave it moisturized, healed and protected.
Three letters: W-O-W. This could be more than you ever wanted to know about goat's milk, but they think the point is worth milking.
There are handful of ingredients they simply avoid when it comes to handmaking their products. They're not just dirty, they're downright disgusting. They don't and will never use the following ingredients:
Animal Tallow or Sodium Tallowate, comes from rendered animal fat. Many rendering companies get their animal lard from road kill. Indigo Wild does not use it.
Cocamidopropyl Betaine is a surfactant, giving detergents their manufactured cleansing and lathering properties. It is a known irritant to skin, eyes and lungs. Plus, it has been shown it can be carcinogenic. Indigo Wild does not use it.
SULFATES/SODIUM LAURYL SULFATE
Sulfates/Sodium lauryl sulfate and its extended family are used in products as an inexpensive foaming agent. It's an eye and skin irritant, and products containing laureth chemicals have been found to contain levels of 1,4 dioxan, which the EPA has classified as a carcinogen.
PETROLEUM BY-PRODUCTS / MINERAL OIL
Petroleum by-products / Mineral oil are by-products of the distillation of gasoline from oil. It coats skin like plastic, clogging pores and interfering with the skin's ability to eliminate toxins. It slows cell development and skin function. You'll find this inexpensive ingredient in a lot of baby products and lotions. Indigo Wild does not use it.
Phthalates are used in perfumes and beauty products to make fragrance last longer. It interferes with the endocrine system, which regulates your body's growth, metabolism and sexual development and function. Indigo Wild does not use it.
Triclosan is an antibacterial, antifungal chemical used in many consumer products. Studies by the FDA show it may contribute to bacteria resistance to antibiotics and alters hormone regulations. It is registered as a pesticide with the EPA. Indigo Wild does not use it.
Parabens are chemical preservatives found in many body care products and cosmetics. They are linked to breast cancer as they have been found in breast cancer tumors and they mimic estrogen, a hormone known to aid in the development of breast cancer. Indigo Wild does not use it.
Artificial colors labeled as FD&C and believed to be cancer causing agents. Indigo Wild does not use it.
Propylene glycol, a chemical derived from natural gas that acts as a penetration enhancer. It can alter the structure of skin by allowing chemicals to penetrate your skin and increase likelihood chemicals will enter the bloodstream. Indigo Wild does not use it.
Chemical sunscreens absorb in the skin, thus also absorbing the harmful UV light and can cause skin damage, irritation and increase risk of cancer. Indigo Wild does not use it.
DEA/TEA a chemical wetting agent and emulsifier for shampoos, lotions and creams. They can react with ingredients in cosmetic formulas to form NDEA, a potent carcinogen. NDEA is readily absorbed through the skin and has been linked with stomach, esophagus, liver and bladder cancers. Indigo Wild does not use it.
PEGS OR PPGS
PEGs or PPGs are synthetic ingredients processed with ethylene oxide which is associated with reproductive effects, central nervous system depression and is an EPA classified carcinogen. Indigo Wild does not use it.
Tetrasodium EDTA a preservative made with carcinogens, formaldehyde and sodium cyanide. It's a penetration enhancer so it breaks down the skin's protective barrier absorbing in the blood stream. Indigo Wild does not use it.
Diazolidinyl Urea a preservative that acts as a formaldehyde releaser in body care products. Formaldehyde is classified as a human carcinogen by the EPA. Indigo Wild does not use it.
How It's Made
Like a drummer must painstakingly select a kit that both sounds great and feels just right, Indigo Wild selects their ingredients to mix perfectly with each other. From the high hat notes of pure essential oils, to the syrupy bass of vegetable oils, the product you get is the result of countless hours of studio time.
"Cold-processed soap" is the greatest way to allow the natural ingredients to jam together without unnecessary meddling. Their 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. Their process preserves the integrity of the ingredients. They keep the natural occurring glycerin, a major moisturizer, while commercial soap companies sell it as a profitable by-product. For the encore, they add extra oils leaving you with a super moisturizing bar of soap!
Pouring & Swirling
Once the ingredients have had time to do their thing, their recording artists A.K.A. soap makers, step in to bring it all together. A dash of all-natural pigment, a thump of organic herbs, and some steady stirring, and voila! The record (ahem, soap) is almost there! With the concentration of a guitarist mid solo, they pour and swirl like they're high on life, making sure each batch of soap is perfect and oh-so-sexy.