Pure Aromatherapy vs. Trending Flavors: The MONQ Distinction in a Sea of Vape-Like Alternatives

Zen aromatherapy diffuser next to an orange, an amethyst crystal and some frankincense resin

At MONQ, we pride ourselves on the uniqueness and authenticity of our products. While there are a plethora of companies in the aromatherapy market, there's a clear distinction between MONQ and the others. This distinction lies in our commitment to the authentic science of aromatherapy and our dedication to using exclusively essential oil formulations to create unparalleled mood experiences for our customers.


Vaping vs. Aromatherapy

First and foremost, it's crucial to establish that while we might share similarities in technology with vaping, MONQ is not a vape. Vaping often revolves around nicotine consumption, whereas our mission is centered on promoting wellness through the ancient art of aromatherapy. Vaping also tends to revolve around “Flavors” rather than natural essential oils.  Flavors tend not to have any wellness benefits, while essential oils have tremendous benefits.


The Landscape of Aromatherapy Diffuser Product Claims

To understand the distinction further, let's take a brief look at what some other players in the industry offer:

  1. The Ripple Co. - The focus of Ripple Diffusers, also known as Ripple Vapes, appears to lean more towards extracts and flavors that are currently trending. In their ingredients list they state…”Natural Flavourings, Vegetable Glycerine, Propylene Glycol.” Propylene glycol is a common irritant for many when inhaled. RippleCo also seems to be known as Ripple Plus.

  2. My Moods - They might look familiar at first glance, and that’s because they seem to have copied the concept that MONQ originally developed. My Moods Vapes website lacks educational resources or discusson on the science of aromatherapy.

  3. Luvv Air - Their products focus on trending vitamins and similar compounds. While they do use essential oils as “flavors” there is no emphasis or education given for the science of aromatherapy or its connection to our olfactory receptors. When they share about their ingredients they say…“vitamins and natural compounds like amino acids and plant extracts.” 

  4. Inhale Health - Their offerings are diverse, ranging from vitamins to melatonin, but a non-exhaustive search did not find any mention of what their ingredients are exactly. Furthermore, their main focus is on quitting smoking, not the benefits of aromatherapy.

  5. HealthVape - While HealthVape offers inhalable solutions for health, they differ in their core formulations and approach. HealthVape is vitamin focused and use minimal essential oils only for flavor. They also add propylene glycol to their formulas.

  6. Cloudy - The focus of Cloudy Diffusers, also known as Cloudy Pens is on relaxation and sleep. However, the essence of pure aromatherapy seems to be a secondary thought.

  7. VitaStik - Their product range leans heavily on the mix of vitamins and flavors, not the science of aromatherapy.

While each of these brands has its merits and might cater to a particular audience, the emphasis is often not purely on the traditional science of aromatherapy. 


The MONQ Difference

While each of these may indeed be a very good product, MONQ differs from Ripple Diffusers, My Moods, HealthVape, Cloudy, and others in a variety of ways.

MONQ's driving force is the true essence of aromatherapy, stemming from a deep understanding of how pure essential oils interact with our senses to elevate mood, promote relaxation, and enhance overall well-being. Instead of riding the waves of trending flavors and extracts, we harness the therapeutic properties of natural essential oils to provide a genuine aromatherapeutic experience.

In a market brimming with choices, the purity of intent and formulation stands out. We respect the diversity of options available, yet at MONQ our commitment remains unwavering: to deliver the most authentic and scientifically-backed aromatherapy experience to our cherished customers.

Keep in mind that not all aromatherapy products are created alike. At MONQ, we've stood by a principle for over 9 years: the roots of aromatherapy began with the nose, and that should remain the focal point. This isn’t just based on tradition, but on efficacy. We advise against inhaling our products directly into the lungs not due to safety concerns, but because we believe their benefits are most pronounced when terpenes pass over the olfactory receptors in the nose. After all, the essence of aromatherapy is to engage and invigorate our senses, primarily through scent.

Choose wisely, and always prioritize the purity of the experience. 

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