Plants broadcast signals to their environment through terpenes and other secondary metabolites. These terpenes and metabolites contain sensory messages that can be captured in the form of essential oils.
Terpenes carry scent information to olfactory neurons in the nose and sinuses. Olfactory neurons transmit complex scent data to the olfactory bulb in the brain. This information is then directly transmitted to other areas of the brain that are responsible for perception, learning, and emotion.
MONQ provides specifically designed essential oil blends that deliver the same terpene messages plants communicate in their natural environments. We call it Therapeutic Air®, and it is currently available in eleven essential oil diffuser blends.
The purpose of MONQ is not to fill your lungs with aromatics, but to have an enjoyable aromatherapy experience with high quality essential oil blends. When we say that MONQ releases Therapeutic Air®, we refer to Merriam-Webster’s first definition of Therapeutic: “to produce good effects on your body or mind.”
When you exhale through your nose as opposed to your mouth, molecules pass the olfactory nerve endings in your upper nasal passageway. This action is the first step to noticeable therapeutic effects.
While the aromatherapy effect from the olfactory nerves frequently starts immediately, it usually does not peak for at least a few minutes. We recommend that you take a gentle breath or two and then put your MONQ down for a while, as opposed to breathing continuously. In fact, we encourage a very gentle initial breath to see how the blend affects you.
MONQ’s flavors are robust, so most users take fewer, softer breaths than they might have initially anticipated (about 2-3 breaths every few hours).
Only one or two essential oils are used in most aromatherapy blends. MONQ is different because we use more complex mixtures, which leads to a synergistic or “entourage effect,” that allows for aromatherapy through a relatively dilute base of essential oils.
When used gently, most MONQ users find that a MONQ will last them at least 3 weeks.
Everybody breathes differently, and most people get around 200 or more gentle breaths from each device.
If the MONQ is too strong in aroma, a user can soften each breath by placing a finger between their mouth and the device. These users also find MONQ to last much longer.
Obviously, the more frequently you use MONQ the sooner it will wear out. It is possible to use up your device in a single day, with far fewer than 100 strong breaths, but this is not our recommendation.
MONQ is dedicated to making excellent aromatherapy experiences, and below we detail some of the most important features of the delivery device itself. No need to wonder about what’s in your hand; it’s all here!
The body of the device is composed of a #304 stainless steel case that is both durable and light. The case is decorated with a coat of nontoxic, textured paint which has been fully tested and found to be free of lead. The device is embossed with the blend name and its 3 main ingredients.
MONQ aromatherapy devices use well-tested, high quality batteries for heating the essential oil blends. Each device is equipped with a recyclable lithium ion battery with a 210mAh capacity which operates at 0.882 watt hours and weight 0.004 grams. The battery can withstand up to approximately 120 degrees Celsius before deterioration and is protected from the device’s heat source by an internal divider, and does not pose any risk of flame or explosion under even extreme circumstances. On rare occasion there can be continued activation of the device, associated with overheating. When this occurs, place the device on a solid non-flammable surface, such as tile or marble, and wait for it to cool down.
The essential oil blends are heated to approximately 215 degrees Celsius by a nickel chromium resistance wire. The oils are wicked by silica threads into the heating chamber, and approximately 0.0033 mL of essential oils are consumed in each gentle breath.
MONQ has been FCC certified, meaning MONQs do not cause any sort of electromagnetic interference, and electromagnetic interference does not cause a MONQ to perform incorrectly.
MONQ has ensured that our Chinese manufacturers are indeed involved in ethical practices in the production of our products. The manufacturers have passed rigorous third party testing and audits, ensuring that both MONQs themselves are safe for our customers and safely assembled. MONQ’s manufacturers use only adult labor limited to 8 hours per day, and both safety and health requirements are met. Below are some certifications and reports from third-party companies showing the care and effort made to produce MONQs in the most conscientious possible fashion.
This image is part of a larger report on the specific operations and quality standards of MONQ’s device manufacturer. MONQ proudly does not use either child labor or coerced labor, and all assemblers work 8 hours per day, ensuring that they are not overworked in assembling devices. This audit was performed in accordance with International Labor Organization Standards.
Breathe Natural Bliss. Feel joy and kindness with this grounding essential oil blend.
Fennel has been used in aromatherapy for centuries because of its ability to soothe upset stomachs. There are some who say that it has almost magical properties that repel negative energies.
For thousands of years, Thyme has been reported to stimulate the body, improve circulation, and boost concentration. It is also said to calm nervousness, and has recently been used for irritability.
Vanilla has been considered an aphrodisiac, anxiolytic, and a classic mood balancer. Some claim that vanilla helps to aid confidence, as well as impart stimulating and invigorating effects.
Caraway, Clary Sage, Lavender, Mandarin Green, Marjoram, Parsley Seed & Petitgrain
Breathe Natural Clarity. Focus helps you achieve the mental state that supports your body’s natural ability to focus and reach Flow State.
Open your mind up to soak in knowledge and understanding all around you.
Experience an increased ability to concentrate and focus your mind on your everyday tasks.
Colors appear to be more vibrant and brighter than ever before.
Bergamot, Black Pepper, Caraway, Cardamon, Cinnamon (Bark), Cinnamon Leaf, Clary Sage, Coffee, Frankincense, Ginger, Holy Basil (Tulsi), Juniper Berry, Lemon Eucalyptus, Nutmeg, Red Grapefruit, Rosemary & Spearmint
Feel presence and peace with this balancing essential oil blend. Improve Your Qualia of Life™. Zen MONQ has been proven scientifically to lead to relaxation.
Frankincense has been used for thousands of years to awaken the spirit and balance the mind. In meditation practices, it allows for deeper breaths that increase mental awareness and restoration of calmness and peace.
Orange is known to uplift the spirit, provide additional energy, and clarify the mind. Some use it as an aid in detoxification, and studies indicate that it may lower the body’s response to stressful situations.
Ylang Ylang is known to fight stress and create a soothing effect. It relaxes the body and leads to a feeling of overall wellness. Many claim that it can help overcome fear, and even be used as an aphrodisiac.
Black Pepper, Clary Sage, Dill Seed, Eucalyptus, Lemon, Rosemary, Sage, Spearmint & Tea Tree
We’re so excited for you to try our newest product! Each MONQ R contains a reusable diffuser, and 3 Blend PODs that screw on and off of the diffuser. Similar to our original MONQ, to use the MONQ R diffuser, you should breathe in through your mouth and out through your nose. There is no need to inhale. Please consult this page to better understand how to use our personal diffuser properly: MONQ.com/Breathe
Each pod lasts close to as long as an entire original MONQ diffuser! If you buy a flip-case you get 3 pods each with nearly 200 breaths (600 breaths total).
A fully charged diffuser battery will last a week. Additionally, the powerpack is designed to also keep the battery fully charged for an optimal draw with every breath.
Our Blend PODS can be purchased individually, so you can easily try each blend, mix and match, and share them with friends!
Simply put the MONQ R diffuser into the case, and the MONQ R case will charge the diffuser for you!
Simply plug the MONQ R case into an electical source using the provided USB charging cord. The light on the bottom of the MONQ R will light up when it is charging!
We are releasing four MONQ R blends to begin: Zen, Happy, Ocean & Relieve. We are excited to add many additional blends in the future! Which blend are you going to try first?
Our original MONQ diffusers are not compatible with MONQ R.
MONQ R was created to revolutionize the way you breathe. MONQ R is rechargeable, reusable, responsible and reinvented.
Each MONQ R comes with 3 Blend PODs. You can also purchase individual Blend PODs in whichever blends you prefer! We offer a 30 day money back guarantee, so if you are unhappy with your Blend POD, let us know and we’d love to help fix that!
Yes! The Blend PODS are recyclable.