About Us


NZ Soap and Candle is a Rotorua based business providing Essential Materials required for Hand Made Bath and Body products to many Companies and Individuals all over the World. 


The proud Founder and Owner of NZ Soap and Candle - James Thrupp started this business from his passion of making and selling professional Soaps & Body Products at I Love Soap here in Rotorua NZ. James has an advanced knowledge of making Natural Cold Process Soaps, Glycerin Soap Bases and much more. He struggled to find products locally which made him look further into sourcing the products needed to make it easier and more affordable for our NZ based Soap and Candle makers. NZ Soap and Candle have been Manufacturing since 2010. NZ Soap and Candle have a strong ability to provide Bulk Materials and Products to not only Rotorua and New Zealand Customers but Worldwide as of 2020. Our products include Fragrance and Essential oils, New Zealand's Largest Range of Silicone Moulds, Carrier Oils, Butters, DIY Kits, Packaging and much much more!!

Our Team


Big Boss


I.T / Graphic Designer!

( Bosses Daughter ) 




Workshop Former / Manufacture 

( Bosses Brother )


Fragrance Specialist

( Bosses Dad )


Manufacture / Packer


Vise Fragrance Specialist 


Bosses Mum

What Makes Us Different

Made Locally in Rotorua, NZ

All of our Natural Product Bases are made by us here at the Factory Located in Rotorua New Zealand.

Natural Resources 

Majority of our Materials and Ingredients are 100% Natural and Animal Friendly

In-Store Shopping

One stop shop for all your soap and candle making ingredients. This includes Click & Collect. 

International Shipping

We have a strong ability to provide Bulk Materials and Products to not only Rotorua and New Zealand Customers but Worldwide.

Family Owned & Run 

NZ Soap and Candle is a family owned business. 

Saving Our Planet

We are passionate about saving the planet so we have great environmentally friendly packaging throughout our store. 



Create and Personalize your own Soap & Candles!

Who doesn't love the smell of Lavender or Lemongrass in the morning?

Here at NZ SOAP AND CANDLE, we believe anything as small as an excellent Fragrance can make your day just that little bit happier. Therefore, we have made it possible for you to personalize the perfect soap for your skin type.

Why must one size fit all?

We have plenty of different colours, smells and sizes available especially to make amazing products!


Why choose us? 

NZ Soap and Candle is a huge reflection of Creativity and Uniqueness. Giving an Eco-Friendly, Natural outlook on Cosmetic Products. Caring about the Health and Safety of our customers along with the love for Animals and this Beautiful Planet. 

We are damn good at what we do !

Shop Online or Visit us In-Store

Feel free to personalize your products on our website or visit us at our Store located in Fairy Springs, Rotorua. 

Do not hesitate to speak with us regarding product information or personal recommendations. 


Payment Options


Pay for your purchase over 4 instalments, due every two weeks. You’ll pay your first instalment at the time of purchase, and the remainder over time.

Buy now, pay later with humm! Purchase up to $10000 with up to 24 months to pay – interest free! 

Laybuy lets you spread the cost of your purchases over 6 weekly payments, making buying what you want that much easier

PayPal is the faster, safer way to send money, make an online payment, receive money or set up a merchant account.

Eftpos NZ makes EFTPOS easy for Kiwi businesses big and small. 

We accept Visa and MasterCard both in-store and online.
Buy now, pay later with Zip. We built Zip to make your life simpler. Enjoy one set of payments no matter what or where you buy.
Pay with Genoapay over 10 weekly payments with no interest. Ever.


Remalia Sharplin

Good communication and reliable. Have ordered a few things from these guys over the last year or so. They recently did a swap of a product with no hassle and have answered my many questions without issue.

Jessica Lukey

I drove from Tauranga to Rotarua for my soap supplies and was not disappointed! They have literally everything you need to get started and to keep going, and if there’s anything you need that they don’t stock they’re able to get it in within days. A man served me and helped me out around store and was absolutely lovely, friendly and 100% helpful. I will 10/10 recommend and be back there.


Always maxing out my afterpay at this place hahaha, its convenient coz there's so much things you just wana stockup on 



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