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: treasurer@nzsma.org.nz

Debbie Terry


Debbie has only been soaping for a couple of years, she loves checking out different techniques and recipe’s online. Debbie has found that years of working in administration have come in really handy in her role with us as Secretary.

Email me: secretary@nzsma.org.nz

If you have any questions, please email us:

General inquiries: info@nzsma.org.nz

Insurance: insurance@nzsma.org.nz

Memberships: memberships@nzsma.org.nz

Business inquiries: business@nzsma.org.nz

Social media: Megan Lloyd-Evans

Committee members: Skye Shaddix, Petra Dirkx

Website: Jackie Ziegler