“As for beauty, what is more beautiful than a bunch of people going about their lives feeling amazing!?”
Meet Scott Linde, the founder of Sun Potion, Transformational Foods. His lifelong love affair with plants and nature started at a young age, growing up on a lake in Minnesota. Through his teens and 20’s, Scott’s experience and passion for nature intensified as he participated in long distance endurance sports like swimming and cross-country skiing. “This sensitivity to nature at home, and learned determination and commitment from distance sports, have both played key parts in the development of Sun Potion.” Sun Potion started 5 1/2 years ago, and has been an important way for Scott to share his life’s experience through all-natural single ingredients, tonic herbs and powders. “It is a pleasure to work with and for these plants to connect tonic herbs with people. It is a joy and a privilege to share these beautiful examples of tonic herbs with others. Sun Potion’s development has been a central part of my lifestyle: recognition of beauty, appreciation for design, attention to detail and quality, and a strong desire to be of service.”
How did you land on the idea for Sun Potion? Why should we all be rushing to add Sun Potion to our beauty routines?
Those experiences from youth: swimming a bunch of miles, or cross-country skiing for hours after school, into the dark; or waterskiing on a glassy lake until I could barely lift my arms. I learned to LOVE feeling great in my body. This is what drew me to tonic herbs, tea, ritual, daily self care, gratitude, even choosing to live in sunny Santa Barbara! Through study and experience, I learned that tonic herbs could basically be summarized as “an easy way to feel good.” Sun Potion is a collection of my favorite tonic herbs, beauty foods and plants that make it easy for me to feel really great, through a lot of varied circumstances. They can be very experiential.
As for beauty, what is more beautiful than a bunch of people going about their lives feeling amazing!?
You’re a beauty industry veteran – tell us about life before that airport ‘a-ha’ moment. Have you always been a proponent of natural beauty products?
I have always been a proponent of people connecting deeply with nature. In Sun Potion’s case, we offer people an experience with some incredible plant allies which can assist in looking good and feeling one’s best. The secret behind this is that we work for the plants, and they want to support the humans at this time. We intend for there to be a relationship created between the plant and the client. The plants make it easy for this to happen. All we have to do is remember to take them every day. Easy.
I read that personal motivation was one of the main propellents for Sun Potion. Do you have any advice for people who are trying to make the leap into natural beauty?
Start taking tonic herbs every day, and see what unfolds. Listen to your body, and tune in with the felt experiences your body has to offer you. If you feel like things need to change in your life, don’t be afraid to change. Put in massive amounts of “the good,” to support your adaptable and expanding life experience. Be grateful for everything. Compliance in eating the herbs daily, practicing self care regularly, and remembering to be grateful are all 100% key to this new adventure that you’re signing up for. In-joy! (If you’re looking for a boost in motivation, get an Audible.com account and listen to the many entertaining and informative books about business, management and personal development.)
Tell us about your own daily wellness routine – any favorite products/tips/tricks?
I drink organic, cold pressed juice daily. I spend time in the sun many days of the year. I eat/drink Sun Potion daily (#apotionaday). I love to prepare traditional teas. I take a sauna at the gym 3-4 days a week. I tend to not eat very much food — mostly plants — and all best quality. I have a few hobbies, and a few close friends. The routine and the rituals of beauty and wellness are all part of the lifestyle of what we’re doing with Sun Potion as a brand. Feel your best = look your best, too!
As for products, my favorite ingredients for self-care include: Sun Potion Shea Butter, jojoba oil, hydrosols, clay, charcoal, Sun Potion Chlorella, Sun Potion Tocos, sunlight, good vibes and keeping things fun.
How does the Sun Potion range fit into your beauty regimen? Do you have a favorite product from the assortment?
My favorite Sun Potion products for beauty include: He Shou Wu, because it nourishes life force (which reflects directly in a person’s appearance); Tocos, because it is extremely hydrating to the skin and connective tissues (both when taken internally and used topically); and Shea Butter, because it is a dry oil that nourishes, protects, and hydrates the skin.
What is next for Sun Potion?
We are excited to be releasing a few new products later this summer. There will be more details as these are ready for the market !
We often think of beauty as a surface quality – how do you nurture your inner beauty?
Eat Sun Potion and best quality tonic herbs daily. Honor self with the ritual.
Practice self care daily. Make it a felt experience.
Develop and listen to intuition and discernment.
Nourish self deeply with enough rest, best food, and fun.
Find something to be passionate about, and shine love and desire to offer the best of one’s self through it.
This journey has never been boring, and I assure you, it is very beautiful.
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