Chris of London Pedisoaks
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BLKGRN: What’s your favorite black-owned brand on BLK + GRN?
CHRIS: Hands down Honey Pot! (besides my own of course….hehehe)
BLKGRN: Why do you think it is important to Buy Black?
CHRIS: It’s important to support our communities and help each other rise to our desired successes.
BLKGRN: Which product are you most proud of and why?
CHRIS: Nourishing Butter. It’s waterless, potent, creamy and we use a combination of unique nut butters. The icing on the cake… a delicate delicious scent.
BLKGRN: What’s your self-care routine?
CHRIS: I am focusing on a whole body approach. Mind: Keeping my stress levels low and allowing myself to make realistic goals. Keeping my mind open to receive new experiences. Body: I am working on getting more sleep, increasing my fitness to 3-4 times a week. Drinking a gallon of water per day. Soul: Being more gentle with myself by having better work |family| partner balance. It is a work in progress but I am feeling better each day.
BLKGRN: What's on your vanity and what’s in your purse?
CHRIS: On my Vanity
One Love Organics Microdermabrasion Masque, Vitamin C Serum and Wonder Balm
Botanic Farm Fermented Sherbet
DIY Cucumber & Geranium Water mist
Terra and Co Charcoal Toothpaste
London’s Pedisoaks Antioxidant Serum
In My Purse
Breakups to Makeups bag filled with my five minute face
London’s Pedisoaks healing salve
BLKGRN: Anything else coming soon?
CHRIS: We are working on a couple of projects, but nothing to disclose right now.
When you think about skincare, are you truly taking care of the largest organ on your body from the top of your head, to the bottom of your feet? If not, one of our newest artisans on the platform is answering an often overlooked need with her luxurious line of feet care products. Her vegan, botanical-based products ensure that the health of your feet goes beyond a basic pedicure to moisturized, happy, and healthy feet!
BLKGRN: Why do you do what you do?
CHRIS: Hi I’m Chris! I am a Certifed Aromatherapist and the Mastermind behind London's Pedisoaks. I have worn many shoes from military member, avid runner, fashion model to mommy. I would never in a million years think I would have my own handcrafted foot care line, but it embodies all the things I value in my personal skincare products.
BLKGRN: What was your "Aha Moment" and when did your vision start to manifest?
CHRIS: In July 2015, I launched London’s Pedisoaks. The inspiration for the brand began during my pregnancy, because I suffered from severe edema. The only way to relieve my swollen feet was through warm foot baths and massage. I combined my love for clean beauty with key recipes designed to soften skin & calluses, smooth rough heels, reduce swelling & pain, address the discomfort of high heels and many more common foot frustrations I personally experience each day.
BLKGRN: How is your brand green? Why was this important to you?
CHRIS: [We are] botanical-based, Vegan and Cruelty-free certified, and use reusable packaging. Since the founding products (Soak, Polish and Butter) were created during my pregnancy, it was important that each ingredient was purposeful and good for the feet.
BLKGRN: What need do you currently see being unmet that you address?
CHRIS: We have created a skincare line specifically for the feet. Many of us think of our feet from a pretty pedicure stance. We cater to that need but also the need of just having healthy & happy feet.