Essential Oil and Diffusers

Eco-Chic Beauty: Unmasking Greenwashing

Navigating the cosmetics aisle can feel like entering a jungle of product claims, from "all-natural" to "made with organic ingredients." A 2017 survey revealed that over 60% of women scrutinize product ingredients, and a whopping 75% of women aged 18–34 prioritize green beauty purchases. On the flip side, the allure of SPF products, chemical peels, and skincare laden with artificial ingredients still beckons many.

Yet, the trend toward "natural" skincare and cosmetics is undeniable, fueled by a growing consumer consciousness about ingredient transparency. However, in this flourishing landscape, caution is key as a myriad of companies may be painting their products in a deceptive light.

Beware of Greenwashing

Greenwashing, a marketing tactic that misleads consumers with eco-friendly imagery, is on the rise. Companies often employ tactics like using green packaging adorned with images of nature. However, truly eco-friendly products often boast simpler packaging.

False claims like "natural," "clean," "certified," and "made with organic ingredients" are red flags. True organic certification is only valid if bestowed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Without this seal, skepticism is warranted.

Uncertified doesn't equate to bad. It simply means delving into ingredient lists and production methods. Look for clues beyond the obvious terms, such as "botanical," "made with ingredients sourced from nature," and "chemical-free."

Decoding Ingredients: Natural vs. Artificial

Consider a drugstore find labeled "argan oil" and "natural." While it may seem ideal, inspecting the ingredients reveals argan oil low on the list, overshadowed by unrecognizable elements like parabens and synthetic fragrances.

The unregulated use of "natural" requires a deep dive into ingredient lists. "Natural fragrance" is particularly tricky, falling into three categories: essential oils, synthetic fragrances, and natural fragrance oils.

Pure essential oils are transparently listed, while synthetic fragrances, cheaper and longer-lasting, often contain petroleum byproducts. Natural fragrance oils, created by isolating compounds from natural scents, can still be mixed with synthetics.

Smart Shopping Practices

Don't be swayed by packaging and marketing ploys. Question the company's ownership, inquire about ingredient origins, and scrutinize the full ingredient list. When in doubt, opt for products with pure essential oils or whole plant extracts, avoiding those with lengthy, suspicious ingredient lists. Thorough research on companies and ingredients is your best ally.

Unlocking the Mystery of MONQ’s Ingredients

At MONQ, a team of experts collaborates to craft aromatherapy blends sourced ethically worldwide. Ingredients are meticulously traced from source to product, ensuring ethical and responsible practices. MONQ's essential oils are sustainably wildcrafted, non-GMO, and/or organically grown, forming an 80% organic, coconut-derived vegetable glycerin base and a 20% essential oil blend—no fillers included.


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Cozy MONQ Diffuser
Cardamom | Cinnamon leaf | Vanilla Price $30.00
Focus MONQ Diffuser
Coffee | Ginger | Rosemary Price $30.00
Fresh MONQ Diffuser
Ginger | Lemon | Peppermint Price $30.00
Happy MONQ Diffuser
Fennel | Thyme | Vanilla Price $30.00
Love MONQ Diffuser
Cacao | Peppermint | Vanilla Price $30.00
Ocean MONQ Diffuser
Eucalyptus | Lime | Tangerine Price $30.00
Peace MONQ Diffuser
Frankincense | Rosemary | Yellow mandarin Price $30.00
Relieve MONQ Diffuser
Chamomile | Copaiba | Ginger Price $30.00
Sexy MONQ Diffuser
Cinnamon leaf | Jasmine | Patchouli Price $30.00
Sleepy MONQ Diffuser
Bergamot | Chamomile | Lavender Price $30.00
Zen MONQ Diffuser
Frankincense | Orange | Ylang-ylang Price $30.00

The above information relates to studies of specific individual essential oil ingredients, some of which are used in the essential oil blends for various MONQ diffusers. Please note, however, that while individual ingredients may have been shown to exhibit certain independent effects when used alone, the specific blends of ingredients contained in MONQ diffusers have not been tested. No specific claims are being made that use of any MONQ diffusers will lead to any of the effects discussed above. Additionally, please note that MONQ diffusers have not been reviewed or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. MONQ diffusers are not intended to be used in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, prevention, or treatment of any disease or medical condition. If you have a health condition or concern, please consult a physician or your alternative health care provider prior to using MONQ diffusers. MONQ blends should not be inhaled into the lungs. Why? It works better that way.