We have all heard the phrase “Netflix and Chill.” I still use this phrase as the original way it was intended: going home alone, curling up with the most satisfying Netflix flick and relaxing. As of late, a select group has tainted our yummy phrase and turned its meaning into a different happening: “hooking up.”
Well, I have turned the phrase around for the third time. My slogan is the best yet, changing the meaning to “hooking in.” A phrase that says “I am connecting to my Vortex” while firing up some lovely essential oils and watching “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.” What is this remarkable new verbiage? A new catchphrase, one that I am sure once released will be blowing up on Twitter, making me Queen of Social media mottos. Wait for it.
I give you “Netflix and Distill.”
I am obsessed with Netflix and infatuated with essential oils. When I found myself binge watching Friends on Netflix while breathing in my Zen personal oil diffuser, it hit me, I was Netflix and distilling! This may be the most significant partnering of all time; better than Bill Gates and Paul Allen; more magnetic than Tina Fey and Amy Poehler; and by far more side-splitting than Spongebob and Patrick!
How does one learn to Netflix and Distill? Do not fret my friends. I am here with a short tutorial to get you started. I will be sharing and pairing my favorite personal oil diffusers with my top Netflix choices. For those of you who may have pleasantly stumbled upon this page and are not sure exactly what an individual oil diffuser is. Let me give you a quick summary.
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MONQ® is a modern aromatherapy delivery device in which breathing in creates a mist consisting of water vapor and aromatic compounds released by the heating of the essential oils. You take this mist into your mouth, complete with a wide variety of potent terpenes and then exhale through your nose. For me and many others, the little-jeweled tip diffusers have indeed enhanced the quality of our lives.
Zen & “Friends”
The Zen personal essential oil diffuser is a musical fusion of Sweet Orange, Frankincense, and Ylang Ylang. Those three oils are the stars of the show with some special guest appearances by black pepper and lemon. Black pepper is not only good for digestion but also gives you that extra kick to your day. Zen is that lifelong friend that has your back anytime no questions asked. You can count on the Zen diffuser to whisk you away from tense moments, just like you can count on Rachel, Joey, Monica, Chandler, Ross, and Phoebe to be there for you.
I am pairing one of my favorite sitcoms of all time, “Friends”, with Zen. Any TV show worth its salt can stupefy you, seduce you and help you forget your troubles for a little while. The same thing goes for a dynamite essential oil blend like Zen. Netflix has all ten seasons of Friends, so pick a night, get your favorite episodes ready, and top it off with your Zen personal oil diffuser. Breath in memories while you breath out your sweet Zen brew.
Love & “Love”
Love is MONQ’s® newest and most exotic blend yet. The Love Diffuser is slinky and spicy; it gets your juices going. The three major players in this essential oil blend are Cacao, Davana and Siam Wood. Cacao is mostly known as a food and beverage ingredient, but it isn’t limited to just taste buds. Cacao has been shown to amplify pleasure. Davana has been traditionally used in India for floral religious decorations and many aromatic applications for its sweet, fruity fragrance. Davana is widely used because of its aphrodisiac properties and reputation. Siam Wood is commonly used as an aphrodisiac, anti-inflammatory, and meditative aid; as well as to alleviate adrenal fatigue, impotence, and low testosterone. It is also known to help combat negative feelings such as isolation and loneliness. If an essential oil blend truly could embody a Netflix show, it would be the critically acclaimed web series “Love” created by Judd Apatow. Love is an audacious modern romantic comedy. It follows a couple Mickey played by Gillian Jacobs and Gus played by co-creator Paul Rust. Love the tv series is intense and explosive. The salacious relationship that is the very meat of the story is the incarnation of our newest Love Diffuser. Love the show and Love the MONQ® diffuser both take you on a rollercoaster ride of passion, hilarity, and mouthwatering fun. I recommend you grab a partner for this wild ride.
Forest & “Moving Art”
According to Dr. MONQ, in forest bathing, you’re breathing in a tremendous number of aromatic compounds that come from plants, potentially providing an enormous amount of health and wellness benefits.
There’s been study after study that shows forest bathing lowers blood pressure,1 reduces pulse rate, decreases salivary cortisol levels, increases concentration, and increases natural killer cells. In Japan, physicians actually prescribe forest bathing. My recommendation for you is our Forest diffuser and the Netflix series “Moving Art.” The MONQ® Forest personal oil diffuser is like having your little woodland right in your pocket. The Sandalwood in this particular brew will transport you into the vivid confides of a wooded paradise. Sandalwood is used for meditation, prayer, or spiritual rituals because of its positive effects on mental clarity and attention. Sandalwood is also known to create a feeling of wellness and peace.
The show Moving Art is a visual counterpart. Episode four is what you will want to put on when using your Forest Diffuser. The visible alchemy is stimulating. When I watched while using my diffuser, it felt like an out of body experience. If you ever need an escape, a way to get grateful, get your joy back, then this is the way to go. It is meditation with your eyes open and your heart on glow. I find myself revisiting this practice on a weekly basis, and my spirit replenished.
If you are thinking to yourself “who has time to sit around and watch Netflix and chill out, I have too many things to do” remember this: “Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you” -Anne Lamott.”