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.
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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 .
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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
What you’ll need:
- Aromatherapy Inhaler
- 7 drops Sandalwood Australian
- 5 drops Cardamom
- 3 drops Neroli
- 1 drop Black Pepper
What you’ll do:
Inhale throughout the day when needed to reduce feelings of irritability.
 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