Celebrating MONQ's 6th Birthday

Today’s the day: it’s MONQ’s sixth birthday! That means six years of bringing you portable, easy-to-use, and high-quality essential oil blends. This year, we’ve continued our mission of helping you feel the way you want® by bringing you the products you’ve loved for years and introducing products that have become new favorites. 

As we begin our next trip around the sun, we can tell you that it’s only going to get better from here. Before we reflect on MONQ’s journey this past year and give you a sneak peek of some of the things to come, let’s start at the beginning: the founding of MONQ.

How It All Started

One day, orthopedic surgeon-turned yogi, Eric Fishman, M.D., realized that a scalpel may not be the solution to some of the issues that individuals face. Additionally, Dr. Fishman was frustrated by the fact that he could only treat one patient at a time. Though he wanted to improve on this number, there was seemingly no way to do so within the confines of his field. 

The combination of these factors led him to seek out more holistic approaches that focused not only on physical health but also on mental and emotional health and that could impact a larger group of people.

Dr. Fishman looked to the natural compounds that have been on earth since ancient times: plants—and the essential oils and terpenes they contain. By combining these ancient therapeutic substances with modern technology, MONQ was born. 

On July 30th, 2014, the state of Delaware approved MONQ, LLC—and the rest is history. Within a few years, a fraction of the enormous number of essential oils and over 30,000 named terpenes were consolidated into a range of personal diffusers, starting with the seven Feel the Way You Want® blends. This later expanded into three Feel Nature® Blends, the Love diffuser, the Relieve blend, holiday blends Pumpkin Spice and Cheer, MONQ’s first rechargeable diffuser, MONQ R, and Focus, the first MONQ nootropic—all within the first five years! 

Looking Back on Our Sixth Year

These first few years were a strong start, but our last year was better than ever! 

We started out our sixth year by introducing Mix & Match MONQ R, which allowed you to customize the Blend Pods in a given MONQ R Flipcase to have your MONQ, your way. 

Next, we released Focus, previously only available as part of Focus MONQ R as an Original diffuser, a portable, affordable, and disposable diffuser. 

We then introduced the Peace blend, a new blend formulated to bring you a moment of calm and relaxation in your daily routine. 

During the holiday season, MONQ launched the Mistletoe Bottled Blend, in addition to a line of other Therapeutic Fragrance Bottled Blends and an Anywhere Diffuser, MONQ’s battery-operated, no hassle, no mess diffuser. These products allowed you to choose your blend, choose your experience, and experience your favorite MONQ blends using your preferred aromatherapy method.

Maintaining this idea, MONQ launched the Focus, Relieve, and Sleepy Roll-On blends, allowing you to experience the topical benefits of the essential oils in these blends. 

And, at the beginning of summer, we introduced what many of you have been waiting for: MONQ+, therapeutic essential oils blends infused with American-grown CBD. The collection now contains the Peace+, Relieve+, Sleepy+, and Zen+ Original diffusers and Focus+, Relieve+, and Sleepy+ Roll-On blends. 

What’s Next?

We’re so excited about everything that we’ve been able to bring you this year—and even more excited by how much you’ve enjoyed it. So, what’s next for MONQ? We plan to continue finding new ways of helping you choose your blend, choose your experience—and new ways of enhancing that experience. Big things are coming soon, and we’re excited to share them with you. We know you’ll love them as much as we do.


By Caroline Bodnya

Caroline is a student studying Neuroscience who loves learning more about how plant compounds and essential oils interact with the brain and body. In her free time, she enjoys reading, writing, and working out.

Favorite MONQ blend: Zen

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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.

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