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Handmaidnz
28 Rawhiti Street
Dannevirke 4930
New Zealand
Ph: 06 374 9159

info@handmaidnz.co.nz

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About our soaps

Our cold process soaps are made in small batches from vegetable oils (predominantly olive and coconut with other additions), floral hydrososl and lye. They are generously fragranced with essential oils wherever possible and the occasional fragrance oil (where the particular fragrance does not exist as an essential oil).  They are cured in our special soap drying cupboard for two months to ensure hardness and quality. At this point they are weighed to check that they meet the minimum weight of 120gm. As they are a truely handmade product there is considerable variation in weight in each batch, and whilst we check that all soaps meet the minimum 120gm, many weigh considerably more....this is just your good fortune if you are a lucky recipient of an extra large bar! 

Essential oils are particularly volatile and will evaporate on the surface of the soap over time, (which is why most soap is sold wrapped) However, the longer the soap has cured, the harder and more long  lasting it will become. A well cured bar will not smell as strongly as one that is more freshly made, but rest assured that although the scent has diminished on the surface, the fragrance is still in the soap and will be released as you use it. 

All our soaps can be safely used on sensitive skin and are suitable for all skin types. To ensure a long life from your soap, keep it dry between uses.

Gentlemens & Shaving

Shaving soap for men
A traditionally perfumed gentleman's shaving soap "spice...
$15.00
natural shaving soaps
This luxurious soap contains olive, coconut, avocado, almond and...
$15.00

Soap

Napoleon, Queen Victoria and Prince Phillip can't be wrong!...
$8.50
A cheerful bar sure to be popular with younger users! This soap...
$8.50
This is a soap we have created in response to frequent requests at...
$8.50
This lovely soap is a safe bet for those with sensitive skin who...
$8.50
lhandmade lavender soap
This gorgeous facial bar contains coconut, olive, palm, almond...
$8.50
soap for problem skin
This beautiful facial soap contains a blend of olive, coconut,...
$8.50
Deodorising soap for hard working hands
This hard working soap is made with coffee and is scented...
$8.50
home made soap with lemon and honey
A beautiful facial soap with olive, coconut,  castor, and...
$8.50
natural milk and chocolate soap
Just like the icecream! A good all purpose olive and coconut oil...
$8.50
natural hand made soap
This gently exfoliating milk soap contains Spirits Bay manuka...
$8.00
home made soap
My ex neighbour Pauline Harwood who introduced me to soap...
$9.00
Facial soap, rosewater and glycerin
This lovely facial soap is made with rosewater and fragranced with...
$8.50
calendula and olive oil soap
Sunrise is a beautiful two coloured soap just asking you to wake up...
$9.00
Soap  made with coconut milk and coconut oil , perfumed with the scent of the tr
This lovely creamy soap is made with coconut milk and contains...
$8.50
A delightfully fragranced, exfoliating soap. Made with freshly...
$8.50
This absolutely gorgeous soap is a creamy and luxurious soap that...
$8.50
A  luxuriously perfumed soap containing freshly grated orange...
$8.50
soap for sensitive skin
A goat's milk  soap made with the most sensitve skin in...
$8.50
This lovely gentle soap is made with fresh brewed green tea and...
$8.50

Special

It took 7 attempts at pouring this soap before I was finally...
$9.00