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Yum! Containing real chocolate this is lip-smackingly good. A chance mistake made when pouring balms meant orange...
An incredible blend of these tropical fruits that will knock your socks off! Feel like being transported to a...
soap for sensitive skin
A goat's milk soap made with the most sensitve skin in mind, this soap contains olive oil, coconut oil and...
This lovely gentle soap is made with fresh brewed green tea and contains olive, coconut avocado and castor oils, shea...
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28 Rawhiti Street
Dannevirke 4930
New Zealand
Ph: 06 374 9159


The birth of Handmaidnz has been a dream finally realised... from an inspiration at a Sistas conference it has waited some six years to materialise.

Rosie and Ian from Handmaidnz

I have been a passionate crafter all my life and am never happier than when I'm in the creative zone... but making products to sell has not really been on the agenda. Now that we head towards retirement, a home based business that pharmacist husband and I can enjoy together seems very attractive, and our choice of  products are a natural fit after years in retail pharmacy  

Having once been a partner in a craft store I have always been mindful of the cost of marketing and selling, even on a commission basis, to the artist or craftsperson and it occurred to me that Handmaidnz could eventually become a collective marketing umbrella for other "handmaidens", all donating 10%  to charity as a form of commission...  Well that's the big dream, but for now it's just me, Rosie,  supported by husband Ian (and he's a trouper)

With over 40 years experience in retail we understand and are committed to customer service, consistent quality and great business relationships. Our raw materials are sourced from like minded suppliers, who are ethical in their business practise and have a commitment to the environment and sustainability.

Our products are made by hand, in small batches with careful attention to detail. New product is always on the horizon as one exciting discovery leads to another.

We welcome your feedback and queries and will endeavour to respond quickly to your requests. However, there is family, with grandchildren ( and three new babies on the horizon!) who are always our number one priority  so we beg your understanding at times when we are called elsewhere. We will keep you informed if there are to be any disruptions to service and will endeavour to provide cover if we are not available ourselves.