Can Essential Oils Support Freedom from Addictions?
My husband suddenly noticed that he no longer wanted his four cups of coffee he was used to drinking each morning. In fact, he realized this as he could not bring himself to finish his first cup! As we discussed why this was happening, I told him that his daily routine of oils was cleansing his body of toxins and removing the cravings, thereby causing his body to reject the reintroduction of them.
Addiction is characterized by the inability to consistently abstain, impairment in behavioral control, craving, diminished recognition of significant problems with one’s behaviors and interpersonal relationships, and a dysfunctional emotional response.
Addictions can include substances such as drugs, alcohol, tobacco, prescription drugs, as well as sodas, caffeine, chocolate, sugars, or even food itself. Behaviors such as gambling, sex, internet and other habits that cannot be controlled, can cause psychological dependencies and be classified as addictions.
A symptom of addiction is the feeling of being compelled to continue the negative activity. This can lead to feelings of guilt, hopelessness, and anxiety. Withdrawal symptoms such as cravings, irritability, headaches, and nausea can result when addictions are addressed.
Essential oils can strengthen resolve, reduce cravings, and address many of the negative symptoms. Here are the oils that can help with these symptoms:
*Cravings: Clove, Cilantro, Cinnamon, Grapefruit, Peppermint
*Anxiety: Lavender, Ylang Ylang
*Workaholic: Basil, Geranium, Lavender, Marjoram, Orange, Ylang Ylang
*Withdrawal: Lavender, Grapefruit, Marjoram, Sandalwood, Orange, citrus oils
*Alcohol: Helichrysum, Rosemary
*Caffeine: Basil, Grapefruit
*Drugs: Grapefruit, Chamomile. (Marijuana: Basil)
*Tobacco: Clove, Black Pepper
It’s a journey,