Today, we are going to discuss how to use essential oil to quit smoking. We all know that smoking is NOT good for our health (the health disclaimer on the packets of cigarettes says it all).
Not to mention the fact that smoking also makes your breath stink.
So, why do people continue to smoke in spite of these negative side effects? Even though there are people who don’t care about the negative side effects and don’t want to quit, the majority of people who want to stop smoking have tried to quit several times but failed.
Truth is, quitting is hard, but the good news is, it CAN be done and a lot of people have succeeded and so can you!
It is very important to understand why you smoke and why you feel you need to smoke.
This will help you identify the triggers and learn how to manage the cravings, so you can successfully quit smoking.
The nicotine in cigarette makes it addictive. This is one of the main reasons why smokers keep smoking in spite of the proven health hazards.
As your body gets used to nicotine, it craves for more, and if you stop smoking, your body reacts to the nicotine starvation. Hence you begin to feel uncomfortable and experience withdrawal symptoms.
Some of the withdrawal symptoms include:
The good news is, although your craving for a smoke may continue long after you stop smoking, the withdrawal symptoms don’t really last long – they only last from a few days to a couple weeks. So if you stay strong, you can successfully beat the addiction.
Triggers are things that stimulate the feeling of smoking (things that make you want to smoke). These include emotions, places, people, smell etc.
For instance, some people have the urge to smoke when they are stressed or feel agitated, while some feel like having a smoke when they attend a party or are with other smokers.
In fact, different people have different triggers, so understanding your triggers will help you to avoid them as much as possible.
Plant Therapy Black Pepper Essential Oil. 100% Pure, Undiluted, Therapeutic Grade. 10 ml (1/3 oz). Research shows that inhaling the vapor from black pepper extract can help reduce smoking withdrawal symptoms.
Research shows that inhaling the vapor from black pepper extract can help reduce smoking withdrawal symptoms
According to the findings of the study, black pepper increases respiratory tract sensation the way cigarette smoke does, leading to the alleviation of withdrawal symptoms including anxiety.
Black pepper also helps to curb cravings, which is very helpful for smokers looking to quit.
Peppermint oil is known to curb cravings, boost moods and increase focus, making it an ideal essential oil for those looking to kick the smoking addiction. This will also be helpful to those who experience nausea as one of their withdrawal symptoms.
Lemon Essential Oil (Cold Pressed). 10 ml. 100% Pure, Undiluted, Therapeutic Grade. If your withdrawal symptoms are exhaustion and irritability, then lemon EO can be of great help.
If your withdrawal symptoms are exhaustion and irritability, then lemon essential oil can be of great help. The uplifting aroma of lemon helps the boost your moods and increase energy levels as well as keep you focused.
It is important to note that ylang ylang can slightly lower blood pressure. So you can use lavender as a substitute if you have low blood pressure.
Angelica has calming effects, helps to curb cravings, relieves headaches and supports respiratory health.
Other essential oils that can help you stop smoking include clove, sandalwood, cedarwood, and frankincense.
You can use essential oils to stop smoking by:
Diffusion – You can diffuse single oil or a blend of oils using a diffuser. The diffuser disperses the oil fumes into the atmosphere and you simply inhale the fumes as you breathe.
Inhaler – Inhalers are very convenient because you can take them along with you wherever you go.
* You will need an empty inhaler like this one.
Topical Application – Dilute the essential oil with a carrier oil and apply topically to your skin.
You can also use essential oils to quit smoking by adding a few drops onto a tissue paper and inhaling or even by inhaling directly from the bottle. But keep in mind that frequent opening of the essential oil can affect the potency.
If you have never used a certain essential oil it is important to do a skin patch test prior to topically using! See my sections on topical use and other essential oil safety concerns:
Now that you know how to use essential oils to quit smoking, its time you kicked the butt for good. Give it a try and let us know how it goes!
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This article is for educational and informational purposes only and does not intend to diagnose or treat any disease. It is always recommended that you seek the advise of your private medical doctor.