How Do You Feel When You Walk In Nature?

Inspired by Forest Therapy, Eric Fishman, MD created MONQ® Personal Diffusers to simulate the experience of breathing fresh forest air.

A Western-trained physician, Fishman learned about aromatherapy through yoga teacher training and now hopes to modernize the ancient tradition with Therapeutic Air®, MONQ’s custom formulas delivered elegantly through sleek pocket-sized diffusers.

MONQ works similarly to a traditional home diffuser, yet instead of living on a table-top, MONQ’s tiny devices fit in your pocket and go with you throughout the day. Further, instead of receiving essential oil blends ambiently through the room, MONQ users directly breathe organic plant mixtures into their mouth and out through their nose.

Fishman calls this “Personal Aromatherapy,” and when asked why we should directly breathe plants in the first place, he says that the closer the aroma gets to the olfactory bulb in the nose, the stronger the sensation and effects will be. Relating back to Forest Therapy, he notes that “The compounds you’re breathing in through MONQ are the same natural compounds you’re breathing in the forest. And doing so with MONQ is the most efficient method available, when outside of a natural environment.”

Scientific research, such as notable work by Japan’s Qing Li, shows that spending time in nature makes people feel happier and less stressed; and the sense of smell has been discretely identified as a primary factor in producing these effects. Fishman discusses a widespread nature deficiency, saying “It seems meaningful that the world’s migration to cities has co-occurred with record reports of anxiety.”

People indeed have heated aromatic compounds for thousands of years: First came fire, then the stovetop, then the bedside diffuser. Now, MONQ uses miniature diffusion to create the most convenient form of aromatherapy in the discipline’s long history. And many fans consider it a highly effective form as well. Seattle health coach Bridgette Doremus said “Happy MONQ is a fantastic mood booster. I take it around with me for an instant pick me up!”

Each of the seven MONQ blends inspires a different desirable state. Choose Zen, Vibrant, Active, Healthy, Sleepy, Sexy, or Happy; and breathe in an eclectic mix of spices, citrus, and florals associated with that feeling. Individual blends are $20, and all 7 come together for $119.

From the company’s start in July 2014, MONQ has emphasized elegance and portability. And the newly released MONQstyleTM necklace makes their modern aromatherapy even more stylish and convenient. Fishman said, “Why not bring wellness into more aspects of daily life? MONQ users can experience aromatherapy while commuting, working, exercising, and even while actually experiencing nature firsthand.”

Despite a surface resemblance to vaping, all MONQ diffusers are free of tobacco, nicotine, artificial flavors and chemicals. And in fact, MONQ’s most enthusiast fans are yogis and other health-conscious people critical of many lifestyle products. Christina Smith, a makeup artist in Los Angeles, said “Holistic healing & healthy living are so important to me, and MONQ is a part of my daily routine now.”

MONQ Personal Diffusers and MONQstyle necklaces are available now at Receive a complimentary diffuser when you send back 8 used ones to be recycled.

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- Jennifer D.

Absolutely Great!

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I love it

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Stress Alleviator

I often have panic attacks and they really help me take deeper breaths and breathe slower. It calms me down and the packaging is super cute too.

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Love it

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My Favorite!

Healthy is my favorite MONQ. The scent makes me feel so calm and pure. I use it in the morning too give a great start to my day.

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A breath of relaxation

I have a pretty stressful job which demands a great deal of emotional strain. This helps me decompress after one session to get ready for the next.

- Joanna R.


The combo of these essential oils is perfect. Definitely ordering again.

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I was weary to try monq at first but one day I decided to try something new. Now I can’t believe I waited as long as I did! I use my monq every day and it helps me feel amazing!

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Changed My Life!

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The Edge Was Gone

Three breaths and seven minutes later and I felt like I could think again.

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I am not kidding when I say it changed my outlook on life this morning. It put me in a great head space to relax before I indulge in Sleepy and go to bed. They all work quickly which surprised me. I had an amazing day and I credit it to MONQ.

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Relaxes My Mind

Zen is still my favorite because I deal with anxiety it seams to relax my mind.

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Helped with Depression and Anxiety

They have helped me with my depression and anxiety. Ive been waiting for a product like this for years and I’m so happy that it exists. I plan on staying a customer.

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