Today we’d like to introduce you to Mohnia Patel.
Mohnia, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I grew up in the ‘wellness’ industry. My parents immigrated to America from India and opened a health food store outside of Los Angeles where I was raised around ayurvedic herbs, natural supplements, and herbal medicines.
After graduating from college, I focused on studying for a law degree, but being in such a high-stress environment was taking its toll on my physical and mental health. So I returned to my roots in wellness and started to study all aspects of CBD, the one thing that really helped me find relief. After my own experience, I set out to share CBD and holistic wellness remedies with everyone. I studied with farmers, manufacturers, scientists, and attended every seminar and workshop offered in California to help develop my future company.
My husband, Ankit, and I made it our mission to bring Shanti (the Sanskrit word for “peace and tranquility”) to people’s lives, thus Shanti Wellness was born. In August of 2018, we launched our first seven products that combine full-spectrum hemp-derived CBD with Ayurvedic, adaptogenic herbs. We are now seeing the culmination of over 20 years of holistic wellness experience through the Shanti Wellness product line.
In its first year, Shanti Wellness can be seen in a number of high-profile media outlets such as Forbes, Mandatory, MindBodyGreen, and more. Recently, we won 1st place in an investor pitch competition and received $15,000 to put towards our business. Shanti Wellness has also been selected to participate in The Initiative Business Accelerator Program to support female entrepreneurs in cannabis. I hope the CBD and wellness industry will see more female entrepreneurs and continue to diversify as it grows.
In the next month, we will be launching five new products including three new tinctures, two different CBD bath bombs, a CBD body butter, CBD aromatic roll-on and the Snooze Softgel with CBD and melatonin. We are also putting together a Self-Care Kit which includes the Relax Bath Bomb, Balance Tincture and Restore Body Butter, three of our products that everyone will love!
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Finding a supplier that produced hemp at our standards was the first challenge. Beyond that, navigating regulations and labeling as hemp was becoming legalized was another challenge that resulted in wasted product and packaging. We’re currently also dealing with online credit card processing issues, it can be tricky to operate in an ever-changing landscape.
Please tell us about Shanti Wellness.
We strive to enhance the daily routines of individuals; elevating mind, body, and soul through plant-sourced offerings. We searched the globe for every herb, plant and botanical offering we could source to provide people with wholesome and effective products. Our products, CBD rich and non-CBD, are safe, healthy, and effective companions for new or existing wellness routines.
Our CBD-infused products are companions to wellness routines for natural stress reduction and performance enhancement. The cannabinoids we use are derived from sun-grown, pesticide-free hemp in the rocky Colorado mountains. We maintain full traceability from clone to extract in order to ensure quality, batch after batch. Our products are formulated in a state of the art GMP-certified facility and all our products are tested to ensure CBD potency and zero THC.
Our herbal blends offer non-CBD, ayurvedic solutions to stress and fatigue. The power of nature is vast, and we pride ourselves in continued learning on which herbs, adaptogens and botanicals can be harnessed to make our bodies function at an optimal level. We are much more than a CBD company; we believe in the power of all plants. Thus, you will find a variety of innovative, unique herbs in our line, all designed to deliver positive results.
- Products range from $40 to $79