Essential oils for recovery from addiction are one complementary tool to help rid yourself of an unhealthy reliance on something.
Because so many addictions exist, such as alcohol, nicotine, amphetamines, caffeine, and even chocolate, we unknowingly rely on substances for whatever kind of daily boost we need.
Additionally, there is a rise in obesity in many countries – especially the United States. This is probably a sure indicator of the effect of our addiction to sugary beverages and processed foods.
Furthermore, we are addicted physically, as well as emotionally. Therefore, we should address both.
Finally, every year, 88,000 individuals die from heavy drinking. Every body part, including the brain, is seriously complicated by long term, excessive alcohol use.
Especially relevant is that addictions seriously compromise mental health, money management, relationships and employment, no matter what you’re addicted to.
Most noteworthy is that alcohol-related deaths are the third highest cause of death in the United States, so it seems like we should give it some attention.
First of all, 7,000 children under the age of 16 try drinking for the first time every day. Consequently, this frightening statistic shows us that the individual who begins drinking before age 15 is 4 times more likely to become an alcoholic.**
Hence, when you choose to enter recovery, whether from alcohol, or drugs such as opiates, morphine, heroin, amphetamine, synthetic diet pills, barbiturates, tranquilizers, or sleeping pills, your body goes into crisis.
In addition, please note that when you decide to end a serious addiction, medical help is necessary. This is because the body must readjust to the absence of the addictive substance. There is no true “cold turkey” solution in the recovery process.
Essential oils for recovery from addiction are healing, calming, and a source of comfort on the road to recovery. Therefore, we’ve compiled a list of the best oils for addiction recovery. We also include combinations specifically targeted for alcohol, drugs, and other general forms of substance abuse.*
Please note that the recipes below are not intended to relieve your body of addiction or withdrawal symptoms. Yet, they are useful supplements to a healing diet of fruit juice, water, fresh foods, green vegetables, fruits, vitamins, and other whole foods.
Also, it is important to avoid junk foods, refined food products and sugary beverages to relieve your body of an addiction.
While our Edible Serenity Massage Oil is designed to help you deal with the process of recovery, it also creates a serene environment. We combine Lavender, Rosemary, Ylang Ylang, Orange, and Lemon with Sunflower, Apricot Kernel and Sweet Almond Oils (as with all of our massage oils) for a relaxing, healing experience.*
Probably the best way for you to use these oils is in a diffuser or inhaled, as in the water-bowl method. Use several drops of each, blended with 1 fl oz (30 ml) carrier oil to create a massage oil. Also, make a synergistic blend using 8-10 drops in a bath.
*This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease.
**Fitzgerald, Kelly. “15 Shocking Alcohol Statistics for Alcohol Awareness Month.” The Huffington Post. Web. 8 Jun. 2015.
Learn more about how essential oils can support addiction recovery here.