Many foods and substances create a chemical dependency that makes you crave them especially sugar, caffeine, tobacco, and alcohol. They can have a serious effect on the brain and often trick it into releasing dopamine (sometimes up to 10 times more than normal) when those cravings are met. Over time, however, more and more of those foods and chemical substances have to be used in order to produce the same effect, i.e. stimulating the reward system in the brain, which is what causes addiction.
When the brain expects these substances and does not receive them, the body can experience a myriad of unpleasant symptoms known as withdrawal.
Using essential oils to help cleanse the blood and open the elimination pathways of the body is one of the best ways to kickstart your journey on becoming addiction free.
Often, addiction to certain substances indicates a deficiency in enzymes, vitamins, and minerals, so be sure to eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables during recovery.
The Best Essential Oils for Addiction
- Basil linalool
- Bergamot (FCF)
- Eucalyptus radiata
- Roman chamomile
- Sweet orange
Essential Oil Recipes for Addiction
Recommended Blend for Alcohol Addiction (alcoholism)
Diffuse 2-3 times daily or put in a personal nasal inhaler and use as needed to curb alcohol cravings.
Recommended Blend for Coffee and Tobacco Addiction
- 4 drops bergamot (FCF – do not use regular bergamot essential oil or you will burn in the sun!)
Dilute in 1 teaspoon of carrier oil and apply to the stomach, over the liver, and the bottom of the feet. Alternatively, you can add the essential oil to a personal nasal inhaler and smell it whenever you feel the craving for coffee or tobacco come on.
Recommended Blend for Drug Addiction
- 1 drop basil linalool
- 1 drop bergamot (FCF)
- 1 drop eucalyptus radiata
- 1 drop lavender
- 1 drop sweet orange
Mix into 1 teaspoon of carrier oil and apply to the vita flex points on the feet
Recommended Blend for Smoking
- Use the same blend for drug addiction.
Next, mix 1 drop of cinnamon bark essential oil in 1 teaspoon of olive oil and apply one drop of this to the tongue whenever you have a craving to smoke.
Recommended Blend for Sugar Cravings/Addiction
Dilute in 1 teaspoon of carrier oil and apply a small amount to each wrist and on the vita flex points of the feet.
Recommended Blend for Withdrawal
Dilute this in 2 teaspoons of carrier oil and apply it a small amount to temples and wrists as needed.
What have been the best essential oils you have used for addiction? Please share in the comments below!
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