Have you come across those strange YouTube videos of people whispering, finger fluttering and giving pretend ASMR haircuts? Maybe you thought to yourself, “this is so weird, what the heck is it?” Maybe you tried to click away but the flapping sound of their tongues and gentle blowing of kisses smacking against their lips was way too enthralling. These sounds translated to actual physical feelings of being touched and tickled, and it was euphoric.
You were hooked, catfished, hoodwinked.
Maybe you have no idea what I am talking about, but you like what you hear and are frantically searching Google right now to experience this yourself!
Relax, I have what you need. This rapidly growing paradox is called ASMR.
What is ASMR?
According to Wikipedia, Autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR) is a term used for an experience characterized by a static-like or tingling sensation on the skin that typically begins on the scalp and moves down the back of the neck and upper spine. It has been compared with auditory-tactile synesthesia.
Or by my definition, it’s the feeling you got in middle school when you and your friends would pretend to crack an imaginary egg on your heads and make it trickle down with your fingertips. That titillating feeling you get on the back of your neck that oozes down your spine and ends in your belly, like a laugh you’ve been saving for a rainy day.
Scientists can’t quite figure it out yet but according to the ASMR research and support website the pleasurable sensations you get from specific triggers while engaging in these diabolical morsels are nothing short of a “brain orgasm.”
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All I know is in an age where so many things make us feel so badly; it’s no wonder that this simple yet magical form of relaxation is all the rage.
On the top of my list of goals is to feel good and be happy. I am into anything that will elevate my mind, body, and soul. I seek to enhance the quality of my life daily, and I get joy from helping others do the same. Discovering these ASMR videos has been a fun little surprise gift for me. Much like the time I was introduced to Therapeutic Air® personal essential oil diffusers, otherwise known as MONQ. It came as no surprise to me when I started seeing these ASMR gurus combining MONQ with their dose of jubilation. It felt like Disneyworld was at my fingertips! My aromatherapy regime linked to my favorite ASMR superstars is paramount.
So, being the generous gal that I am, I put together my top 5 favorite ASMR MONQ videos for you. Enjoy, breath and be grateful.
1. Ellie Alien
I almost did not complete this article because this doe-eyed sprite had me in a trance from hello. Ellie Alien is an Italian Goddess who truly embodies the perfect way to experience your personal oil diffuser.
From the first moment that she presented the MONQ diffuser box and tenderly shook it and tapped it daintily, she made me go into a meditative state. The way she whispers the word MONQ is an out of body experience in itself. She switches up her hushed tone from English to Italian. Ellie is so good at interpreting the vibe of the essential oil diffuser that I felt I had breathed it in myself. She is my favorite type of ASMR personality because she keeps her tone to a very low whisper which amplifies the goosebump factor. Another great feature of her MONQ ASMR review is the fact that she gives the viewer instruction on how to “mouth inhale.” In this video, she reviews the all 7 Feel The Way You Want blends, Zen, Happy, Sleepy, Vibrant, Active, Sexy and Healthy.
As soon as her intro plays you feel like a caterpillar emerging from a cocoon. The host’s face is warm and comforting like a spring breeze that washes over you at sunset. Her name is Lily, and she so sweetly introduces herself while giving you a 4th wall handshake. The backdrop is a fairy forest, equipped with twinkly lights and Xanadu type esthetics.
Her voice is not at a full whisper, but the way her mouth and teeth chime together is a different kind of relaxation. She is all smiles and super aflame about aromatherapy and the benefits of breathing essential oils. What I loved about Lily’s analysis was the fact that she talks about how you don’t have to stay indoors, you can take your diffuser anywhere.
3. Freckle 23 ASMR
This Ginger is straight out of a Fellini film. Her baroque style brings a romance to the MONQ diffusers like no other ASMR ace brings to the table. She has visual and auditory stimulation to last you for days. She is also Italian and throws her bilingual skills into the mix. Freckle 23 reviews all 7 FTWYW blends but the most intense and satisfying comes when she talks about Vibrant.
She definitely enjoys her diffusers and is crazy successful at drawing you in with each mouth inhale. She is very “handsy” with the tubes and if you are into lots of finger work and tapping Freckle 23 is your girl.
4. Cloveress ASMR
This is the girl next door. Relatable and sweet, Cloveress gives her honest take on personal oil diffusers.
To me, Cloveress is almost identical to actress Elisha Cuthbert who you may know best from a little show starring Kiefer Sutherland called 24. The way she films is very stylistic to a tv drama. If you like that kind of thrill, this blonde haired, fresh face beauty is for you. She will also review all seven blends for you in her delightful, wholesome way.
5. Seafoam Kitten’s ASMR
This whimsical creature is so enjoyable. She is a modern-day Alice in Wonderland who will surely take you down the rabbit hole! Her deep chocolate colored eyes drag you in, and you just can’t help but smile when her mint green locks tug at your heart and your senses. She captures the genuine purity of the MONQ Feel Nature blends.
Mother Nature is rejoicing for sure as she reviews Ocean, Mountain, and Forest. Are you wound tight, do you need a walk in the woods for some forest bathing? Well, watch as Seafoam Kitten transforms into a world of no rules with these Feel Nature blends. Her bubbly disposition makes you want to keep watching what she will do next. I like her a lot because she brings the fun and magic.