ESSENTIAL OILS AND SMOKING CESSATION

BULLETIN: Trying to quit smoking is difficult. This isn’t a stocking statement (particularly to those who are smokers). If you are a smoker, who finds it counterintuitive to use nicotine therapy to accomplish the task of being smoke/tobacco free, I have some alternative suggestions.

Your diet can influence your success in quitting smoking. A diet rich in fruits and vegetables can not only aid in keeping off the weight which often accompanies smoking cessation, it also triggers brain endorphins to improve attitudes of “grumpiness” that can result from quitting the habit.

Another way to produce those endorphins is through exercise, and it helps with keep the potential weight gain at bay. Often, meditation can help with the multiple symptoms that a cessation regime can produce. Upping your consumption of water and herbal teas has also shown some positive results.

Essential Oils are another tool in the quitting smoking arsenal in fact, the attached article explains several combinations of certain essential oils that work to reduce cravings. They can be inhaled from the bottle or sniffed from a tissue or cotton square or diffused into your environment. Some of the essential oils that have proven successful are clove; clary sage; basil; and marjoram. But the list doesn’t stop there: rose; bergamot; lavender; ylang-ylang; patchouli and a wide variety of citrus oils (think lime; grapefruit; orange and lemon) have also shown success at stimulating, relaxing, relieving lethargy and irritability and agitation.

If you find the side effects and disclaimers that are attached to the nicotine based remedies, unacceptable, you may want to consider some of these alternatives to break your physical and psychological addiction to tobacco and tobacco products.

Of course, the quality and freshness of the essential oils make a big difference in their efficacy. I am associated with a company that manufactures some of the purest (and most affordable) essential oils available. The benefits of being successful in your quest to quit can add years and years to your life. Is it worth it?

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