WITCHTIPS’ PRODUCT REVIEW: MONQ Aromatherapy Inhaler.
One week ago, Facebook accurately predicted that MONQ Aromatherapy Inhalers would be of interest to me. So when I saw an ad for MONQ on my newsfeed while talking the train last Saturday I decided to browse through the MONQ website. I was interested enough to actually purchase one using my Amazon credit. I picked the one I thought could be of the most use to me (the Zen blend) and ordered it right there.
A little about me: I don’t smoke, I don’t care to be around smoke, and I detest vaping (mainly because I’ve made out with people who vape and they’ve tasted absolutely awful. Like chemicals). I’ve never smoked a cigarette, I’ve smoked hookah once or twice because of peer pressure, tried an herbal marshmallow root cigarette, and taken a pull off an E Cig but that’s the extent of my smoking experience. I’ve always been averse to the idea of smoking, I’m a singer so it’s always been a no-no. That coupled with my father’s disdain for smoking (his mother died at age 40 from smoking related cancers) has made me steer clear.
However, I’m always looking for soothing, herbal ways to ease my anxiety and insomnia. After reading about the ingredients on the website I felt okay enough with it to give it a try.
A little about MONQ: MONQ inhalers are made with different blends of organic essential oils paired to accomplish a certain affect. They contain no Tobacco, Nicotine, or unnatural chemicals. On the website (MONQ.com) it is referred to as a “personal essential oil diffuser”. The inhaler that I ordered, MONQ Zen, contains frankincense, orange, and ylang-ylang oils. It is supposed to help the user “find purity, sharpness, and coherence”. One inhaler is supposed to last “150-200 puffs” depending on the rate of usage and the depth of each puff.
I tried it almost as soon as it arrived, exactly one week after I had ordered it. It’s extremely easy to use, flame-less, and pretty. The first thing I noticed was the bright purple light activated when I took my first puff, then I noticed the extremely pleasant, tea-like smell of the smoke. It’s possible that it could be the placebo effect, but I actually DID feel calm today, despite having missed taking my Zoloft for the passed two days.
I don’t reek of smoke, my car, house, and clothes don’t reek of smoke, and it didn’t trigger my brother’s asthma like incense usually does.
It seems to work as promised.
It’s comforting and soothing.
It’s cute and easy to use.
The price - $20+ shipping for one inhaler is too steep for a broke college kid like me.
I don’t know if there are any health risks from inhaling diffused essential oil (MONQ is not FDA approved yet)
It leave a slight lingering smell of tea, which could be a pro or a con depending on if you care if you smell like delicious tea.
Overall I like this product, but I hate the price. I want every single blend but I can’t justify $26 each for 7 inhalers. That being said I will absolutely try the Sleep and Activity blends when I save up some money.