I’m really into essential oils and diffusers. I’m a strong believer of its benefits and I own very many oils. So when I found out there was a portable essential oil diffuser that I could keep in my purse or pocket, I was ecstatic.
I started looking up a pen a while ago by a company called Monq because it seemed like the most popular one. and I went ahead and ordered it and because I was dying to try it. At my own risk, I knew it had some great things about it and some not so great things. But I of course wanted to see for myself.
I’m currently still using mine, I’ve made a list of pros and cons to help you decide whether Monq would be the essential oil pen for you or not.
This review is about the product itself.
- Very pretty design
Looking at the design of the vape pen, I found that it’s very pretty, elegant and simple. It’s even got a cute little rhinestone that lights when you inhale through one of the ends. Each pen that Monq has has different colors and On the side of then pen,it says the company’s name, the flavor, and the ingredients.
For example, “Zen” is purple, and it’s flavors consist of frankincense, orange and ylang ylang (it’s a flower if you’re like me and you chuckled at the name).
I think that’s what attracted me so much to this pen.. it’s so cute.
- Smells and tastes great
Once you put the pen to you’re lips, you’re up for a treat because inhaling the vape filled you’re senses well. This is exactly what I wanted, you could smell each of the scents.
It’s not too strong and it’s not too light, so you don’t have to worry about coughing or gasping for air. And after each breathe, the aroma lingers in you’re nasal cavity for a bit so you can still smell it after for a while.
It’s not bitter, so if you’re worried about tasting the essential oils, you won’t. By “tastes great”, I only mean that there’s a hint of the flavors that you can taste in the back of you’re throat which is really nice. No bitterness and no sweetness.
One thing to note is that you don’t actually inhale it into you’re lungs as it’s too much direct vegetable glycerin ( one of the ingredients in essential oils) coming in contact.
I don’t know, something about how it can build up.
I tried it one time and when I wasn’t using it, I couldn’t take really deep breaths without coughing a little. You’re supposed to suck it into you’re mouth and hold it. Then you breathe it out of you’re nasal cavity.
This is the rule for any essential oil pen, not just this one.
- It’s small
The size of this pen I think is excellent. It’s small enough to fit into you’re pocket or a purse or just about anywhere, really. It’s about the size of a cigarette: You could tuck it behind you’re ear, if you wanted to.
- Price is a little above average
So each vape pen is listed for $20 individually. They have seven original lines which is where I got the Zen from. You could buy 3 of them for $54 or you could buy a whole set of seven for $115.
They constantly come out with new lines of flavors usually no more than 3 or 4 in the lines. You’re can also buy those individually for $20. And of course depending on whichever holiday is near they advertise a couple of their pens (usually 2 or 3) in a pack for purchase.
I believe the price is a little high for one individual pen. if it was more like $15 dollar, I would feel a bit better but I do believe Im paying for good quality.
- You get 200- 250 inhales
It’s not a bad number but still to me doesn’t seem like the right amount of breaths for the amount of money that you are spending. Because I use my “Zen” pen about 5 to 10 times a day, which means that if I use it 8 times a day, it would have lasted about a month which like I said isn’t bad. Only spending about $20 a month..but it can be a bit pricey if i wanted to order more than one.
- It’s not reusable
This is kind of a no brainer. Why the hell would they make it reusable? This is of a course a business where they want you to come back and buy more pens.
I know that
and I also know that they currently don’t have any refill options available in their store online but are looking into it at least. I just feel with as pretty as they make the pen, I’m not gonna want to just throw it away after I’ve used it up. Pens that look like that deserve to be reused.
Update: There is a new recycle option for people like me who would hate to waste their monq pens. It’s as easy as printing out a free shipping label and preparing it to be mailed!
I’ve researched that there are other reusable essential oil pens out there but I have not tried any out to recommend them to anyone, but when I do I will definitely share my thoughts with you. (:
My final thoughts.
Overall, my final thoughts are that Monq looked pretty cool, had a nice clean design, was very small, and smelled great and I could have probably overlooked the price but the fact that they didn’t have a reusable option really bugged me. I think it’s a great product and pretty great quality and I may order some more, but probably wouldn’t be something I invest in every month because I couldn’t reuse it at the moment.
would you like to try Monq out for yourself? you could order it directly from their website at Monq.com
If you’ve tried Monq essential oil pens out let me know down below how you liked it. Do the pros outweigh the cons for you? or vice versa.
If you’re thinking about trying this and have any questions about any points that I may have missed, please ask away below!
Thanks for stopping by,
– In sweet humility.