Quality Components, Tested for Safety
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.
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 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 weighs 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.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How do I use it?
MONQ blends should be drawn in through the mouth, also known as a ‘mouth inhale’, and then exhaled through the nose. Think of the action being similar to sucking something through a straw. In order to inhale into the mouth, and not into the lungs, you must use your mouth, tongue, and pharynx to draw from the device, then exhale through the nose. While keeping your mouth closed after taking a breath, simply exhale through your nose. MONQ blends are safe to inhale into the lungs, but there is data that suggests that the terpenes, the active compounds are less effective when absorbed in the lungs.
How long does it last?
The longevity of each personal diffuser depends on usage. Most people get around 200 breaths from each device, which is close to 1 month of continued use. Most users are satisfied taking 2-3 breaths every few hours due to the robust and complex flavors within our 13 blends. They end up requiring fewer, softer breaths than they might have initially anticipated, and since there is no need to inhale, the device generally lasts a long time. Users who are particularly empathic or sensitive to external stimuli (including aromatherapy) often like to soften the impact of each breath, by inserting their fingertip as a spacer between their mouth and the device. Not surprisingly, these users find their personal diffuser lasts far longer, sometimes more than 300 breaths.
Is this a vaporizer?
We are often asked if MONQ is an e-cigarette or a vaporizor. MONQ personal essential oil diffusers use vaporizer technology to deliver all-natural essential oil blends in classic aromatherapy combinations. Our diffusers are available in 14 different blends, all of which are free of nicotine and tobacco, GMOs, and artificial ingredients, and are 100% organic and vegan. Breathe our MONQ blends into your mouth, pause, and exhale through your nose. Plant fragrances pass through your olfactory system inspiring relaxation or other effects, depending on the blend.
We do ask that those planning to use MONQ are over the age of 18. Any users with asthma or similar pulmonary conditions, as well as pregnant or nursing women, should not use MONQ. Some of our blends contain certain essential oils the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy recommends avoiding while pregnant or breastfeeding, thus we advise new or expectant mothers against using MONQ.
Can I buy it in person?
Yes, we do have a number of third-party retailers that sell MONQ worldwide. You can see if there are any MONQ retailers near you by visiting MONQ.com/find.
Please use the code “HAPPY5” at checkout for a small discount on your first order! Please message us for information on discount codes for larger orders.
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.
Third Party Labor Safety Verification
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.