I first learned about MONQ (pronounced like “monk”) portable diffusers about 2 to 3 years ago through one of my favorite YouTubers. Because I loved her videos, I wanted to see how well they worked, especially when I was in situations that would make me anxious (like large crowds and going on dates). So let’s do a MONQ review!
So does Monq help with anxiety? Keep reading to find out!
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So I’ve actually been using Monq products for a few years now and have tried many of the different portable diffusers. This review will include the ones that I currently have on hand.
What Is MONQ?
MONQ Therapeutic Air is portable essential oil diffusors that you can use to have essential oils on the go. They are filled with only essential oils and vegetable glycerin.
What Are Essential Oils?
Essential oils are (according to dictionary.com) are natural oils that are obtained my distillation and have the fragrance of the plant or other source that it is extracted from.
Essential oils are often used in things such as perfumes, make-up, soaps, and flavorings for food. With MONQ, they are used for aromatherapy purposes. You can learn more about essential oils here.
Is MONQ Safe?
In as few words as possible, yes Monq is safe. However, you should not use MONQ if you are under 18, allergic to essential oils, pregnant or nursing, or if you have respiratory problems.
Can You Get Addicted to MONQ?
Simply put, no. You cannot get addicted to MONQ portable aromatherapy diffusers. MONQ does not have addictive compounds nor is MONQ an e-cigarette or vape.
As stated on their website: “In fact, all MONQ blends are completely free of nicotine, tobacco, Vitamin E acetate, and artificial flavors and ingredients.”
Okay! Now that we’ve got that out of the way, let’s get to the actual Monq review and also how to use a MONQ pen. When you order your portable diffusers, they come in a cute, recyclable cardboard box.
How To Use a MONQ Essential Oil Pen
When you open the MONQ pen for the first time (out of the cardboard packaging that each individual pen comes in), you can immediately smell the essential oils radiating from the pen.
What you’ll see is the pen with two ends. One end is made of glass and has a crystal design to it. This end lights up when you are actually using/inhaling the oils. The other end has a small hole. This is where you’ll put your lips around to inhale.
Below is a picture from the box that shows you how to use a MONQ pen. Essentially (lolz), you inhale it through your mouth and then exhale through your nostrils. The act of inhaling/sucking/breathing in activates a battery that heats the essential oils, creating a mist of water vapor.
You should only be taking about 2 to 3 “puffs” or inhales per session, and generally 2-3 times per day. Using this “framework”, your portable diffuser should last about 3-4 weeks (according to their website). I use mine a little less than that, but I would say this is pretty accurate.
By the way, these don’t need to be huge, deep, belly breathes. Taking a shorter, lighter breath is totally fine and recommended.
Review of MONQ Ocean
On their website, MONQ Ocean has nearly 2000 positive reviews. It contains the essential oils of eucalyptus, lime, and tangerine, but also has other essential oils blended in. It smells amazing and is one of my favorites. The essential oil that comes out to me the most is the tangerine.
MONQ Ocean is one of the “nature” scents that MONQ offers. Others include Mountain and Forest. Out of the three of the “nature” blends, Ocean is my favorite.
I reminds me of being at peace and near the lake that I grew up near (with none of the gross fish smells).
Review of MONQ Sexy
MONQ Sexy is a mixture of the essential oils of jasmine, lime, and patchouli. Patchouli is not one of my favorite scents personally because I find it pretty strong. I prefer fruity (specifically citrus scents). However, the patchouli in this MONQ pen is not overwhelming.
MONQ Sexy definitely does smell sexy! I would definitely recommend this before a hot date with a significant other, if you want to get yourself in the mood.
Review of MONQ Love
MONQ Love is a mixture of cacao, siam wood, and davana. Of the three in my review, I probably like Love the least. While the scent is pleasant enough, I’m not a fan of muskier, woodier scents.
However, if you love wood scents, this may be perfect for you. Other essential oils in this blend include bergamot, cardamum, clary sage, and coffee.
Other MONQ Products
While the portable diffusers are the highlight of MONQ, they do have other essential oil products such as roll-on essential oil blends, bottled essential oils, and essential oil necklaces.
How Much Does MONQ cost?
Each essential portable essential oil diffusor costs $20 . However, often they have a ton of different deals and packages that you can get to come out a bit ahead.
Some of these these “blend sets” are 4 MONQ pens for $69 or 7 MONQ pens for $119. When I get my MONQ pens, I usually go for the 4 for $69 and grab my favorites.
My first purchase was the 7 for $119 so I could try a variety of them and see which ones I liked the best.
Use this link to get 10% off any purchase from MONQ.
So will MONQ portable diffusers help you with your anxiety and is MONQ worth it? Quite possibly, but I think it would depend on who you are. If you’re someone with anxiety that likes scents and tactile stimulation, MONQ might help you. If you need a bigger distraction, MONQ may not be for you.
Personally, MONQ has been helpful to me. First, I love the scents. They are blended together beautifully and there are so many to choose from. Other than the ones that I had on hand, my other favorite MONQs are Zen and Sleepy. I love Zen when I’m feeling especially anxious.
Secondly, I love that it gives me something to do. Often when I feel anxious, I freeze. With MONQ, I can at least focus my attention on the feeling of the pen in my mouth, breathing in and then breathing out. Most of the time, that is enough to help me find some calm.
My advice would be to try it for yourself and see how it makes you feel.
What did you think of this Monq review? Is Monq something that you would try out? Let me know in the comments!
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Briana Hollis is a licensed social worker and self-care coach. She earned her Master of Science in Social Administration from Case Western Reserve University in 2014 and her Master of Education from Tiffin University in 2019. She has spent the last 5 years working in crisis intervention. Her passion for serving others is the heart of this site. She started Learning To Be Free to assist others in bringing freedom to their lives.
Briana is also the author of The Self-Care Journal for Young Adults.