On this week's Shop Small Saturday Showcase, I have such a fun shop for you today! I first saw Feet Tea at one of last year's Patchwork shows, and I was immediately intrigued! First of all, the entire area around their booth had the most tempting aroma, so as I approached Josie to say hello, I was already loving their "Feet Tea." Then, I saw their adorable packaging (so will you in the pictures below) and the cute shop name. Since all of the foot soak tea bags smell so delicious, they had to add a little tag that says "Don't Drink Me." How funny!
I took home a sampler pack to try out four of their varieties – all amazing! Now, one lucky reader will get the chance to take home a burlap sampler with eight Feet Tea foot soak tea bags. Wow! That's eight luscious, relaxing soaks to make you feel like you are at the spa... Aahhhhhh...
But first, let's hear from Josie and find out a few tidbits like her favorite product (which is made just for men) and see some pretty items from Feet Tea!
Tell me a little bit about yourself!
My name is Josie and I am the creator and owner of Feet Tea. I make foot soak tea bags that contain Epsom and mineral salts, essential oils, and dried herbs or flowers. This is all contained in a tea bag that is perfect for softening dry feet in need of moisture and pampering.
Even at a young age, I had always preferred handmade goods over store-bought. I liked the fact that someone used the creative side of their brain to create something unique and original. I also loved visiting craft shows to get inspired and to chat with the makers about their creative process.
Where did the name of your store come from?
I did a lot of brainstorming as to what would be a fun and memorable name for my product, and also wanted to be really clear as to what Feet Tea was used for – soaking and steeping your feet, not for drinking. I also researched similar products on the market and the name Feet Tea was unique to the other foot soak products out there.
Why did you start making goods for Feet Tea?
I have always enjoyed drinking and mixing loose leaf tea and learning the benefits of using various herbs and dried botanicals. I have suffered from eczema since I was young which made my toes very itchy and I used soaking salts on a regular basis. I decided to add the salts and some of the herbs to one of the teabags made for loose leaf tea. Adding essential oils really brought out the aromatic qualities in the blend. The Feet Tea concept is about taking the spa experience home and also relieving your feet from soreness and muscle aches.
What is your favorite item?