Henrietta Soaps Limited
Henrietta Soaps originated in 1984 with the purchase of a secret French Polynesian soap recipe from Henrietta, who was living in Queenstown at the time and was well known for the selling of her soaps and creams to tourists. This recipe, which had been handed down through generations of her family, was sold to a Dunedin local, in 1984 so she could travel overseas. He set up business in Manse Street, Dunedin and from there he marketed the soaps and creams to gift shops and garden centers across New Zealand and overseas. A couple bought the company in 1992 and expanded the range and continued selling both to New Zealand and overseas customers. The current owner, Paul Larson bought the company in 2016 and moved it to Green Island, Dunedin, where it has continued to thrive and expand its reach into new retail stores.