Melanie Kossan is the driving force behind Stillwater Hemp, the retail arm of Mtn Mama, LLC, a company that specializes in manufacturing high-quality, all-natural CBD, CBG, and CBN remedies for both humans and pets.
“Our products are made using all-natural ingredients and the highest quality Cannabinoid extracts from hemp grown right here in Montana. We are currently manufacturing for eight companies, including our own Stillwater Hemp and Atomic Peace,” Melanie expresses.
With a humble beginning back in September 2017, Mtn Mama, LLC started as a one-woman operation in Melanie’s home office. Her initial venture into the world of self-care products for women faced a highly competitive and saturated market.
But Melanie, a visionary entrepreneur, knew that to stand out, she needed something unique. That something turned out to be CBD. CBD, derived from hemp grown in the pristine landscapes of Montana, became the cornerstone of Melanie’s mission.
She shifted the entire focus of her business towards manufacturing CBD products for humans and pets. This decision was born out of a deep belief in the power of natural remedies and a desire to provide people with alternatives to pharmaceuticals. In her own words:
“My true passion lies in helping people find a natural alternative before turning to pharmaceuticals,” Melanie says.
Melanie soon discovered that the CBD industry came with its own set of challenges. Regulations, inflated pricing, and consumer misinformation were just a few of the hurdles. But her never-quit mindset prevailed. She recognized that the path she had chosen was not an easy one, but it was the right one.
What inspired Melanie to enter this industry was her unwavering belief in the natural balance that can be achieved through phyto-cannabinoids. She saw how nature had provided solutions for human ailments, and she was determined to share these gifts with others.
For Melanie, mindset is everything when starting a business. Without a never-quit attitude, the turbulent journey of entrepreneurship becomes insurmountable. Her unshakable belief in her mission has been a driving force in her success.
To those considering entrepreneurship, Melanie offers sage advice: “Make sure your business is motivated by more than just money.” Additionally, a personal connection and a deep passion for your mission are essential.
Melanie’s journey doesn’t stop here. She’s constantly innovating and expanding her product line. This year, she’s focused on re-packaging, new product development, and specialized offerings utilizing various cannabinoid isolates like cannabigerol and cannabinol. She recently launched an exciting line of CBD honey products.
While many might point to the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Melanie’s biggest struggle has been navigating the post-COVID supply chain and inflation issues. However, she’s learned to plan and stockpile to weather such storms.
What truly differentiates Melanie from her competitors is her hands-on approach. She makes everything her company sells, infusing each product with a story and a purpose. Even as the CEO, she remains deeply involved in research and development, ensuring every product is crafted with care and consistency.
Stillwater Hemp is not just about products; it’s about creating a harmonious balance in people’s lives through the power of CBD and a holistic approach to self-care. Ready to explore the world of natural wellness with Stillwater Hemp? Discover their range of high-quality CBD, CBG, and CBN remedies for humans and pets. Join them on their mission to nurture wellness through cannabinoids. Visit their website and start your CBD journey today!