Oils, blends & products
CloveC, Cilantro, Cinnamon, GrapefruitC, Peppermint, Balance,
Balance, LavenderC, SerenityC, Ylang YlangC
MarjoramC, SandalwoodC, Wild
OrangeC, other citrus oils
Essential oils based
products: Life Long Vitality supplements
On Guard, Purify
Basil, Slim and Sassy. (Energy drinks: Grapefruit)
Grapefruit, PurifyC, SerenityC,
Roman Chamomile. (Marijuana: Basil)
Grapefruit, Slim and Sassy
Frankincense, Helichrysum, Purify
Geranium, Sandalwood, Whisper
Grapefruit, PurifyC, SerenityC,
Slim and Sassy
CloveC, On GuardC
BasilC, GeraniumC, LavenderC,
MarjoramC, Wild Orange, Ylang Ylang
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General: Life Long Vitality supplements
Cravings: Use an inhaler
(empty ones may be purchased and loaded with any essential
oil) with an essential oil from the list above and inhale
deeply as cravings come on. Applying to the feet also helps.
Application techniques others have suggested or found successful are:
Sugar - Slim and Sassy (and/or Grapefruit) in water,
capsule, straight or topically with a carrier. Some
recommend 5-7 drops 3 to 4 times daily.
Tobacco - Clove blended with other oils such as
Balance or Serenity. Also mentioned was putting Cassia
in water and drinking when confronted with an urge to
smoke or chew or putting a drop on your finger and then
Tobacco chew - Cilantro (see Krystal's comments in
Experiences & Testimonials for some very good ideas)
aqnd see Tobacco above.
Anxiety - Topical application of one of
these oils to the chest and/or wrists during the day.
Some rotate the oils other find one is best. Evenings
topically apply Lavender to the bottoms of the feet for
Experiences and Testimonials of others
Christy - I
have a friend who has a cousin who is an alcoholic and drug
addict. … Are there any oils that … help her get off of the
alcohol and the drugs? Thank you so much.
EEW – Here is some information from
General use for all addiction recovery:
Balance – restored sense of
solidity/grounded in life
Bergamot – self love
Frankincense – restore connection to
divine love and acceptance
Peppermint – sense of recovery
Purify – cleansing and detoxifying both
physically and emotionally
Serenity – calming and quieting
White Fir – if passed on generation to
Vetiver – get to the root of it
Zendocrine EO – detoxifying
Specific addiction use:
Alcohol – Helichrysum (see above and
Alcohol, Sugar – Helichrysum
Appetite Suppressant – Grapefruit, Slim &
Appetite Stimulant – Ginger, Myrrh, Slim &
Caffeine – Basil, Slim & Sassy
Cravings – Grapefruit, Slim & Sassy
Drugs – Grapefruit, R. Chamomile (see
Eating Disorders (Anorexia, Bulimia) –
Grapefruit, Citrus Bliss
Entertainment – Balance, Serenity, Vetiver
Overeating – Grapefruit, Slim & Sassy
Pornography – Frankincense, Helichrysm
Sex – Geranium, Sandalwood, Whisper
Smoking/Tobacco – Clove, OnGuard
Sugar – Slim and Sassy, Grapefruit
Withdrawal – Grapefruit, Lavender,
Work – Basil, Geranium, Lavender, Wild
Orange, Ylang Ylang
Neurotransmitter chart mentioned above
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NOTE: The advice shared in this tip has not been evaluated
by the FDA. The products and methods recommended are not
intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any illness or
disease, nor is it intended to replace proper medical help.
Guenn - Any oils
helpful to take away the desire to drink?
Carla - Stimulating the olfactory area
of the brain can often help with addictive substances. Get
an inhaler (small plastic tube with a cotton pad in it) and
start researching an oil that is effective for you - for
cravings. I have heard grapefruit, peppermint, clove or
cinnamon. For anxiety, try Serenity, Balance, lavender or
ylang ylang. You have to find what works for you. I had a
friend that was a tweaker (meth) and used inhalers to curb
addiction pangs. Also prayer and twelve step!
LoLo - Does anyone
have experience with oils helping someone overcome
alcoholism? Thanks so much for the help!
Pat - One I know for sure it to use
Cassia when the craving hits. You just put a dot on your
finger and put it on your tongue. Also he really should be
on the LLV, and if he needs energy then have him use the
citrus oils and drink lots of lemon water. Also when the
urge hits him rub the cassia (or cinnamon) on his tongue.
And using Balance every day will help with the tired, sad
Barb - Julie Ann posted on this site a
while ago that she has 'been doing oils a long time and has
never seen Coriander to fail with any addiction.
DTQ - He would also benefit from the
Slim and Sassy trimshakes or use additional GABA which will
kill the cravings. Basil for when an urge hits could
possibly be helpful. Elevation on heart may increase
GABA and help mood (don't quote me on that - would have to
go and search the site to be sure). Any of the Mood Matrix
oils may be helpful. Balance and Citrus Bliss anytime,
Serenity for sleep. You are on the right path with the
detoxification but also the brain really needs the nutrition
and that's where the Slim and Sassy trimshakes would be very
helpful. He will need to eat something anyway and from what
I've seen most alcoholics don't like eating much but a shake
is easy to get down anytime. Add some organic strawberries
or blueberries if he wants something more substantial.
Karen - I would
appreciate any feedback on which EOs to use for a lifelong
alcoholic. He seems to be going downhill faster now, but if
he can be helped, I'd like to try.
Reiki – From what I’ve seen, a lot of
people recommend Coriander.
Stella - First off, is the alcoholic
still drinking? It is difficult to repair organs that
continue to receive damage. Or, to eradicate the compulsion
based on the fact that it is the allergic reaction to the
alcohol that produces the phenomenon of craving. There are
alternatives to EOs that yield great healing from
alcoholism. Beyond that I would suggest Zendocrine oil and
capsules, as well as LLV for the physical aspects of the
disease. To treat the mental components of the disease maybe
Slim and Sassy for self-destructive behavior; possibly clove
or ginger for the victim mentality; and my Spirit tells me
that since the mental aspect of alcoholism is characterized
by the inability to differentiate the true from the false. .
.Frankincense would take the lead and I would think Melissa
would be a good EO; as well as the benefits derived from all
those listed in McDonald's
Emotional Healing manuscript discussing addiction.
Editor’s note: Many of the following were quite long and have
been shortened around the key information on sugar
addiction, hopefully we have maintained the information and
Rachel - I am
usually the one helping people, and now I think I am the one
needing help. I have been suffering from major mood swings,
PMDD (Pre-Menstral Dysphoric Disorder and I was put on meds
for the depression and birth control for the hormones …
however, I am coming to believe that the majority of my
problem is sugar.
I can't seem to get away from it. When I was pregnant with
my son I ate bags and bags of candy. I find myself 5 years
later still craving a large amount of sugar, and the problem
is; I eat it. ... I believe that my sugar consumption
causes anxiety, depression, and major mood swings when I eat
sugar. … I feel how terrible it makes me feel, every time I
eat it, I just can't seem to get away from it. I am slowly
gaining weight, I have no energy, I'm tired all the time,
headaches, and the list goes on.
Riki - Sugar is my weakness, too! Have
you tried Slim and Sassy? I just started rubbing drops with
FCO on my skin last week and I noticed a decrease in
cravings right away. In fact, I came home from the store
and realized hours later I hadn't even thought about sweets
while shopping. (I tried drinking Slim N Sassy but it gives
I think you're very courageous stepping forward and I
applaud you! I just know it will help others, too.
Amelia - I can soooo identify with the
sugar addition thing...I love sugar, not as much as I did
years ago but it is still my weakness...most of the time if
given the choice between some sort of chips/salty snack and
choc/dessert I'll choose the dessert every time.
Slim and Sassy helps me with sugar cravings a lot! To the
point that I can totally tell on the days I forget to use
it...I take it straight 5-7 drops under my tongue, big swig
of water then swish in my mouth and swallow. I do this about
3-4x a day and I eat less period but especially less sugar.
You may want to try it if you haven't already...I think
Grapefruit is also good for this as well...I use it daily as
well and can tell when I don't. Oh and I use Balance too
especially when I start feeling the
Emily - Rachel, I have bipolar, PTSD and
anxiety among other physical health problems including
hypoglycemia. I've gotta tell you... for me, it really
is sugar causing most of my problems. I haven't tried
oils to help with this yet, but it is my understanding that
Slim and Sassy or Grapefruit could help. I also think
that the LLV has helped me to feel more 'nourished' and to
have less cravings in general.
I have found the less refined the sugar is, the less it
effects me. I went without white sugar or corn syrup
for 6 months and it was one of the hardest things I had ever
done, but it is possible! Slowly start replacing
things in your diet with a less refined sugary option.
Like there is ice cream called Purely Decadent that is made
with agave instead of sugar or corn syrup. Try eating
dates instead of candy. Have a fresh fruit smoothie
instead of fruit juice or soda.
Kicking sugar has got to be one of the hardest things I've
Lisa - Eat more good fats! I started
eating and using more good fats a couple months ago and it
has taken my sugar cravings down to where it doesn't even
really appeal to me anymore. I used to crave sugar
especially premenstrually. I have been using coconut oil in
cooking and actually making healthy sweets (blend melted
coconut oil, unsweetened coconut flakes, low glycemic
sweeters (stevia, xylitol or coconut nectar), and cocoa
powder or vanilla) pour it into a tray in thin sheets and
let it harden in the freezer) from it. Also, I try to reach
for nuts when I need a snack. These are the only things I
can think of that have made this huge change for me. Good
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I have had many experiences with
doTERRA essential oils in the last few
months and I would like to share them with
I am using Clove on my fiancés feet and I
have a mixture of coconut oil, Clove,
Serenity, Balance, Frankincense, Peppermint
and a citrus blend for him to carry with
him. Whenever he gets a craving for a
cigarette he uses this blend. After three
years of him trying to quit, he has finally
gone 2 DAYS without a single puff!!!
Whitney - My
brother would like to quit chewing tobacco. He is very
addicted. What oils will help him and how would he use them?
I searched the site but didn't really find anything. Any
help would be super!!
Pat - We have a friend who used the 12
step program for his tobacco addiction and along with that
he told us that the Cinnamon oil was extremely effective in
eliminating the urges for tobacco. He just put it in a
little water and drank it whenever he felt the urge. I know
that is a hot oil but he didn't seem to mind.
Carla - Stimulating the olfactory (sense
of smell) can often help with addictive substances.
Obtain an inhaler, like a Vicks Nasal Inhaler but essential
oil accessory outlets have those that can be loaded with the
oil of your choice. Then research an oil that is
effective for you - for curbing your cravings. I have heard
Grapefruit, Peppermint, Clove or Cinnamon are good oils to
consider for cravings. For anxiety, try Serenity, Balance,
Lavender orYlang Ylang.
It is best to experiment and to find what works for you.
I had a friend that was a tweaker (meth user) and used
inhalers to curb the addiction pangs. Also consider PRAYER
and twelve step!
Julia - I have been using Balance on my
feet ever since I saw Dr. Hill's live blood analysis video.
Amazing! I have been experiencing some interesting
things that make me want to research more about the oils
that are in the Balance blend. I tend to crave foods that I
don’t really want to eat around 4 pm, like treats, etc. I have
worked for a long time to overcome a lifelong sugar
addiction. I have found that eating good foods
(avoiding junk) encourages good food cravings. Also I
have noticed with my recent use of Balance on my feet helps
me as well!
Jan - Since we know excess sugar affects
the body just like other drugs and alcohol, it seems logical
that Balance would also be a good choice for all of the
above. Additionally, oils that support liver function are in
order here. Some of those would be Helichrysum, Geranium,
Rosemary, and citrus oils. I'd also suggest the anti-biotic
capsules and PB Assist regimen, probably for at least
several months in a row, if not forever.
Julia - From some of my research:
Cinnamon, Oregano, Basil, Ginger, and Thyme are all useful
in treating this kind of detoxification. Basil especially is
good for detoxing from marijuana use. Again, following
doTERRA's plan for health, diet and exercise is important
for healing and ridding the body of toxins and eventually
even the desire for the substances that are harming the
body. Getting on the LLV supplements, spinal treatments,
Green Smoothies, and individual oils for detoxing. Test out
by asking the body what will help.
Natalie - Some of my clients have
experienced great success with Grapefruit internally. I know
there has been some research linking Grapefruit to assisting
with nicotine addiction but I've had clients use it for
eating disorder addictions, energy drink addictions, etc.
One other thing on addictions: I've been working with a
therapist that treats mainly clients with pornography
addiction. I had a few clients experience success with
Purify- in the pocket and then just pull out and apply to
mind and under nose anytime the addiction surfaces it's ugly
head. Another client tested for Grapefruit internally
along with the Purify to literally cleanse the darkness from
him on a cellular level. Many of these addictions seem to
have been passed down in some form from generation to
generation. I've watched Grapefruit work beautifully time
and again on generational issues.
So, this therapist has just finished an extensive study
on the brain and called me to get some oils for clients, now
that he's learned that the olfactory is the quickest way to
the brain. This coupled with the fact that pornography
actually changes the physiological wiring in the brain.
He was searching for a way to repair that and feels that the
sense of smell and these oils, could quite possibly be the
answer. I created a suggested protocol and he has the
following four oils for clients to choose from depending on
their individual situation and needs:
· Grapefruit- inner cleansing, beating cravings/addiction
· On Guard- protective blend- using it over the mind and
the back of neck
· Balance- bringing electrical balance to the body as well
as giving needed focus to the mind- cutting out costly
· Purify- purifying blend- using on the mind
Susie - Have any of
you had experience with quitting chewing? My husband has
been chewing since he was 15 and he just turned 50. He
wants to quit chewing. He did last summer for four months
and started again. He said the craving never got less I'd
especially like to hear from anyone who has personal
experience in this. Thanks.
Erika - I have heard that On Guard helps
people quit smoking. How about have him use On Guard
toothpaste, hand soap and put the oil in capsules.... it
Joni - I have heard that Wild Orange is
quite useful for addictive behavior. Not sure exactly how to
use it, but maybe have him inhale it every time he has a
craving for the tobacco.
Sharon - Would this be a lot different
than quitting smoking? For that, Clove or Cinnamon on back
of tongue is recommended when the urge strikes.
Krystal - I have heard several people
speak about Coriander oil as the go-to oil for addictions
and bad habits. I do not know how hot the oil is. I don't
have it yet.
Anyway, if your husband can stand it, he should try
rubbing a little bit of the Coriander oil outside the lip
where he normally puts his chew as well as putting a little
on his thumb and pressing it to the top of his mouth and
holding it there for 10 seconds. If it burns him at all, try
mixing it with a little Fractionated Coconut Oil to prevent
burning. He can carry a little sample-size bottle of it in
an empty snuff tin filled with cotton so the bottle doesn't
bang around in there while he's walking and make annoying
sounds. The purpose of this is to give him the normal
feeling of carrying a snuff can in his back pocket or
wherever he keeps it on his person. Then, when he goes to
habitually grab a dip, he will find the Coriander oil
instead , which will serve as a reminder that he has made a
commitment to himself to quit. Plus, with the Coriander oil
being very conveniently located where the addictive
substance would have been, he'll remember to use it to stop
He may also want to use Frankincense every day to help
heal the damage done by the tobacco. This he will have to
use long-term, but it will be very beneficial for him,
especially if he has any cancerous or precancerous cells he
doesn't know about. He'll have to place two drops per day
(maybe more often than this for the first three to six
months) under his tongue and hold it there for 30 seconds
and then swish and drink it down with some juice. He may
also want to run a drop along his jawline on both sides as a
precaution to cancer of the jaw. Of course, he'll heal much
better and faster if he's not dipping anymore.
LLV is great for health by itself. It'll help give him
the energy he needs without needing another substance to
boost his energy levels as well as his mood. Overcoming an
addiction, as you probably already know, is very stressful
to the body and the mind depending on the severity of the
addiction. The LLV will help keep his chemistry in check and
help him with his mood as well as help keep him from gaining
unhealthy amounts of weight. He'll have to take the full
dose of the LLV. He also may not see the results from using
the LLV for at least a month, but he WILL see results.
A full-body cleanse using Zendocrine, GX assist followed
by PB assist, and using Lemon oil in his water would benefit
him as well. He has, from the sound of it, a lot of toxins
to dump. He should also use the On Guard toothpaste to heal
any gum damage or lesions.
It is very good that your husband is so brave to take
this step and try once again to overcome his addiction! You
must be proud of him! Let him know that you're proud of him