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Essential Oils to Help Quit Smoking

essential oils to quite smoking resolution

Chances are, if you’re reading this, either you or someone you know is one of the millions of people who smoke cigarettes every day. Making the decision to quit smoking is not a small undertaking and requires a ton of support. Regularly using certain essential oils can be very helpful during this journey by soothing common symptoms brought on by nicotine withdrawal, such as irritation, sleeplessness, and, of course, cravings. Let’s check out some of our favorite single oils and blends worth trying out if you or someone you know wants to kick their habit for good.

broken cigarette on a calendar to quit smoking

And don’t forget to check out THIS blog to learn more about how essential oils can help out anyone who wants to quit smoking.

Black Pepper

Often regarded as the most effective essential oil to help quit smoking, Black Pepper is a must-have for anyone seriously interested in using aromatherapy to help quit. It can help curb the cravings associated with nicotine withdrawal, as well as help alleviate feelings of anxiety [1].

Cardamom

Plant Therapy's Cardamom Essential Oil to help quit smoking

This spicy essential oil is perfect to encourage a calm, clear, focused, problem-solving mindset. When motivation begins to waver, reach for Cardamom to help you get back on track with your goals. It can help restore feelings of control, making it very empowering and helping to strengthen your resolve to quit.

Check out THIS blog to learn more about Cardamom Essential Oil.

Neroli

Arguably some of the most trying parts about nicotine withdrawal are the feelings of irritation and nervous tension. When every day becomes a struggle to keep your mood balanced and positive, these symptoms can be miserable. Use Neroli when you need to uplift your spirit, boost your mood, and help climb out of an unhappy mental rut. For a calming blend to add to a personal inhaler, try 6 drops of Black Pepper, 6 drops of Cypress, and 3 drops of Neroli.

Learn more about Neroli with Explore Your Essential Oils: Neroli

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Coriander Seed

The warming and calming fragrance of Coriander Seed is wonderful to aid in relaxation and elevate your mood. When irritation begins to creep up, especially during the first few weeks of nicotine withdrawal, Coriander can help provide the relief and mental focus you need to stay on track with your goals.

Check out this Weekly Spotlight blog to learn more about Coriander Essential Oil.

Melissa

Tension in the head and neck can be a pretty common occurrence for anyone trying to kick their smoking habit. Thankfully, Melissa’s beautiful grassy, lemony scent can help provide relief to this discomfort. It is also known to inspire joy, hope, and feelings of peace — another great reason to give this oil a good whiff when you’re not feeling so great.

Try adding 3 drops of Frankincense Carteri, and 2 drops each of Melissa and Lavender to your diffuser to enjoy a wonderfully comfortable atmosphere that can help lift you up into a positive mindset.

Worry Free Blend

Plant Therapy Rose Gold Diffuser and Worry Free Blend to help stop smoking

Ease bad mood moments away with our Worry Free Blend (also available as a pre-diluted roll-on!). The gorgeous aroma created from this blend of Lavender, Marjoram Sweet, Ylang Ylang Complete, Sandalwood Australian, Peru Balsam, and Chamomile Roman will have you in a relaxed state of mind so that you can better cope with uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms.

Curb the Urge Inhaler Blend

curb the urge inhaler blend diy essential oils to quit smoking

What you’ll need:

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What you’ll do:
Inhale throughout the day when needed to reduce feelings of irritability.

Source:

[1] Rose, J., & Behm, F. (1994). Inhalation of vapor from black pepper extract reduces smoking withdrawal symptoms. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8033760

34 thoughts on “Essential Oils to Help Quit Smoking”

  1. Interesting! When I was quitting smoking, I carried around a diluted roll-on of pine and would take HUGE whiffs throughout the day. I always craved cigs less in the forrest, and the oil helped make me feel like I was there. I’ll have to try some of these other ones when cravings start to hit!

  2. Great tips for the smokers in my life! Maybe I can buy them some of the recommended EOs to help them kick their habits!

  3. Love this! I need to add a few more oils to my arsenal but I currently am making black pepper and cinnamon ‘quit sticks’ and a blend of black pepper lime and a few others in a salt inhaler

  4. Thank you for this! I went to the “e cig” to quit smoking real cigarettes but it only made it more difficult to quit the nicotine. Going to give the inhaler recipes a try!

  5. I can definitely vouche for this recipe! I really didn’t think I’d like the Black Pepper but it’s becoming a favorite of mine! And Worry Free is fantastic as always. I’ll be sharing this with those that are needing help back to healthy lungs

  6. Thank you so much for this! I have an aunt who wants to quit smoking but does not know how to do it. This is a great idea to start

  7. My dad struggles with trying to quit smoking and I am DEFINITELY going to buy these oils at one point and let him borrow my diffuser.

  8. Wow, what a great article! This is the first I’ve read of essential oils helping to curb smoking. Thanks, PT, for such practical and helpful blog posts!!

  9. reading the article gave me an idea to get my dad to quit smoking. I want to try diffuse worry free with black pepper. Do u think it will work?

    1. Since everyone reacts to essential oils in their own unique way, we really can’t say for sure. However, that sounds like a pretty excellent idea and we hope it helps your dad if his goal is to quit smoking 🙂

  10. I cant wait to try this. I have been trying to quit for awhile but said I was going to get serious about it this year, so I am happy PT put this article out like it was meant for me!! Thank you PT and I know with help from oils, family & friends, and my determination, I will soon be an ex smoker!!!

  11. This is fantastic. I never thought of oils for quitting smoking. Adding it to my list for a good friend!! Also buying the subvert now for worry free. Hadn’t seen that one.

  12. Thanks for this information. I was hoping the sandalwood would also be available for the sale since the recipe shared calls for sandalwood

  13. I ordered let it go to try to help my husband quit chewing tobacco, going to use some black pepper to help too after reading this

  14. Thank you for the great information. My husband is quitting for the new year. I want to give him as much support as I can.

  15. Thank you PT for this post, my boyfriend has been trying to quit smoking since before our four year old daughter was born and it has been an up and down process. He is a land surveyor and smoking is a big part of the work culture, and while I know he won’t use the inhaler maybe I can sneak in a few drops of the Worry Free blend into the car diffuser lol. Being Indian I love Coriander but he can not stand the smell or taste of anything Cilantro, Parsley or Coriander as he says it reminds of weeds, so I may have to omit that one 🙁

    1. Using some oil in the car is a great idea, since that’s often a trigger for a lot of people who smoke-driving in the car! If you can give Neroli a try for your boyfriend, I would recommend that. Its floral so it will not have that “weedy” aroma, and if you blend it with a citrus, say Bergamot or Lemon, it won’t be so overpoweringly floral that he won’t want it in his car. I know Neroli is spendy, so if that’s not an option then you guys might find that Black Pepper could help 🙂

  16. This was very interesting. I wonder if I could get my husband to try it to quit and I am curious how many others have used some or all of these oils to help quit smoking.

  17. Thank you, thank you, thank you!! It was my intention to quit smoking January 1 but with some stressors still in place I didn’t have the resolve. I have all of the oils listed except Melissa and Worry Free but I can mix up the inhaler and intend to today. Hopefully, I’ll be on the road to stop smoking today thanks to y’all!

  18. I’m not a smoker myself. But, i know many who are struggling with quitting. This is very interesting. Thank you so much for sharing!

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