Our Science Process



Eric Fishman, MD

Chief Executive Officer, Founder

Having practiced orthopedic surgery for years, Eric Fishman, MD wished to transition from helping people individually to helping many using natural remedies. To this end, he drew on his entrepreneurial expertise—including launching 12 separate ventures in healthcare and technology—to pursue his interest in the aromatherapy and natural health industries. Dr. Fishman embraced the opportunity to conceptualize and create MONQ personal diffusers.


The MONQ Science team is as naturally synergistic as our products. Together pharmacologists, botanists, aromatherapists, chemists, mechanical engineers, and clinicians deconstruct naturally occurring compounds to create unique blends designed to bring wellness to everyday life.


Our Process

Our Process

MONQ’s process is thoughtful, methodical, and proven. We start with nature and science. We use proven methods, such as gas chromatography and mass spectometry, to determine the exact physical and chemical profile of hundreds of essential oils and the plants they are derived from. Using that information, MONQ scientists map potential pairings. Then, the most viable and potent formulations are tested to create synergistic and hand-crafted original blends.



Our botanicals are ethically sourced from around the world. MONQ scientists have traveled the globe, meeting with tribal leaders, healers, clinicians, and scientists to find the purest botanicals in their native environments. We follow the plants from their source, through the distillation process, to our private lab, ensuring responsible and ethical sourcing from start to finish. All the while, we rely on ancient wisdom and modern technology to ensure we find unique and profound ingredients as the foundation for all MONQ products.



Building on quality ingredients, MONQ scientists create synergistic blends. In the MONQ lab, our scientists map the chemical profiles of each ingredient. Those ingredients are then meticulously paired to create blends, the properties of which synergistically combine to bring calm, peace and wellness to everyday life.



Once MONQ scientists precisely blend oils to create the perfect formulation, the blends are tested and paired with optimal delivery technology. Our engineering team seeks out the latest innovations as inspiration for new diffuser technology to create sustainable products to match the MONQ natural health lifestyle.


Paleo Air


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The Science Behind MONQ +cbd Dosage

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