Meet Katie Bouchard and Viana Newton, owners of Potion from Providence, Rhode Island.
Potion started in the winter of 2016 at our kitchen table.
While living together we sat up many nights talking about family traditions, spirituality and society. We spent a lot of time conversing about our own health concerns including asthma and dermatitis which led to us investigating what we were putting in and on our bodies. We quickly came to realize that a lot of the products we were using were full of fillers, synthetic preservatives and unrecognizable ingredients.
We decided to use our knowledge of skincare and love for plants to formulate beauty products with minimal, well thought out botanically based ingredients. We aspired to make products that would ease our minds about what we were putting on our bodies.
The process began by handing out products to close friends and roommates. When positive reviews came back, we decided we wanted to share these products with the public. Our line is totally transparent about our recipes, and utilizes an old world method, bringing back simple and effective ingredients.
After some months of perfecting and testing out recipes, Potion launched in May 2017.