I love using essential oils. I keep a diffuser in my bedroom using lavender for sleep and eucalyptus or peppermint when I’m not feeling well. I use tea tree oil in cleaning solutions as well as deodorants. Lavender and lemongrass create a wonderful insect repellent. Sometimes I will put a few drops of something in the diffuser just because I like the way it smells. 🙂 Although essential oils have been used for centuries in other countries, it seems here in the United States we are just becoming aware of the benefits.
I’m always looking into the best essential oils for ADHD. I’ve bought roll on blends in the past and while they might have helped with focus, I can’t use them because if I smell the scent for too long it will make me sick. Vetiver is common in focus blends, as is frankincense. Both of these have very strong scents and I imagine they are the reason I am not able to use them topically.
While doing some research recently on using essential oils for ADHD, I came across an item I had not heard of before. Personal essential oil diffusers. I was intrigued, but skeptical. Once I saw it though, ads were everywhere.
These essential oil blends come in a small tube, and you take in a light breath and then exhale through your nose. You don’t inhale into you lungs. You sort of suck in like you are drinking from a straw, then breathe out through your nose. I do not smoke and I do not vape. At first, I wasn’t sure about this method of using essential oils because it seemed a bit like vaping. I kept reading and kept doing research until I was satisfied that it was safe, there were no chemicals or additives, and that it is absolutely nothing like vaping.
Monq makes many different blends and they all actually look appealing. Since one of my main areas of interest is essential oils for ADHD, I was pretty excited when I saw they had a brand new blend out called Focus, for clarity, vision and productivity. Yes, I absolutely need some of that. I ordered the Monq r which is a rechargeable diffuser that you can interchange pods on. I got the Focus, which comes with three pods, and then I ordered one each of Happy, Vibrant, and Health. Since anxiety is also an issue for me, I got a Zen too. The Happiness is a blend of fennel, thyme, and vanilla, while the Vibrant is ginger, lemon, and spearmint, the Zen contains orange, frankincense, and ylang-ylang, and the Health has cinnamon, marjoram, and turmeric.
When I received my package I wanted to try them all! As it was afternoon, I settled for the Zen. I wasn’t sure what to expect when I first used the Monq personal diffuser, but I was actually surprised at how mild the taste of the Zen was. I had really expected it to be distasteful. So I sipped the end of the device like a straw, held it a moment then exhaled through my nose. It wasn’t as difficult as I was afraid it would be. It was really easy to not inhale. I will admit I didn’t really think it did much in the way of relaxing me with that first use.
So over the course of the next couple weeks I used the diffuser daily. The Focus blend is amazing. I absolutely love it. It works for me like the roll on did, but without the lingering smell that makes me sick. I’ll use it in the morning when I start my day and then again at lunchtime. I was surprised when I actually felt more productive and got some things done.
I haven’t had much of a result either way from the Vibrant. Well, it doesn’t make me feel vibrant…or anything really. The taste/smell is okay, not my favorite. The Happy has a pleasant taste/smell and while not a strong effect on mood, I do see some benefit to this one. The Zen is nice. Once I got the hang of using the diffuser, this blend actually does have some calming effect. The Healthy is another I could do without.
Bottom line is I’ve been wondering where these have been my whole adult life. When searching for essential oils for ADHD, nothing like this has ever entered my radar until recently. I was hesitant, but I am glad I took the plunge. Monq makes it easy though, with a thirty-day money back guarantee. If you don’t like your product, all you have to do is print the return form, fill it out, pay for the return shipping, and Monq will issue you a refund. Easy.
They have a Sleepy blend that I want to try next. Not sure if it will work for my sleep issues, but it’s worth a try.
Remember, even though essential oils are natural, consult your doctor before using. It’s just the smart thing to do.
Productivity is my huge ADHD mountain. So many days I feel like I accomplish so little. Monq’s Focus blend is my new secret weapon. 😉
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