About Us

The New Zealand Soap Makers’ Association was founded in 2019 by Shaz Davis and Jackie Ziegler who were looking to promote the handmade soap industry in New Zealand and offer kiwi soap makers a way to connect and network. Even in its first year, the association rose to over 100 members and is continue to grow, showing that locally produced handcrafted products are in demand with consumers in New Zealand.

You can read more about our mission statement here.

The New Zealand Soap Makers’ Association is a registered incorporated society.

Our committee is made up of a group of dedicated and wonderful soap makers of all ages and abilities.

Our Committee

Jackie Ziegler


Founder of In My Soap Pot and DIY Box. Jackie has been making soap for over 30 years and has been teaching soap making to community education, schools and private companies for the last 15 years.

Email me: chair@nzsma.org.nz

Jodi Humphries


Passionate about soap, Jodi loves making soap, talking soap and watching soap videos.

Email me: secretary@nzsma.org.nz

Cynthia Lam


Juggling her passions: family and soap making, Cynthia has only been making soaps for a few years, but her talent and skills are incredible!

Email me: treasurer@nzsma.org.nz

Shaz Davis


A journalist by profession and a keen hobby soap maker, Shaz is is happiest when trying out experimental soap making methods and new tools. She is a creative guru in soap making. Check out her fantastic soaps at Wild Wolf Soaps.

Email me: editor@nzsma.org.nz

If you have any questions, please email us:

General inquiries: info@nzsma.org.nz

Insurance: Shaz Davis

Memberships: Jodi Humphries

Business inquiries: Debbie Fox

Social media: Megan Lloyd-Evans

Committee members: Skye Shaddix, Petra Dirkx

Website: Jackie Ziegler