Essential oils for addiction recovery

Essential oils are used in diffusers, a drop on tissue and used to smell when needed.  It can be used with a
carrier oil or base.  Rules of thumb only use 7 – 10 drops of carrier/base per drops to be used on skin.  It can be
placed on the pulse points.

Clary Sage is a very powerful essential oil for all types of recovery from addiction.  It gives that euphoric effect.  
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  • Bergamot ~ assists in calming agitation, alleviate depression and increase of energy.
  • Lemon ~ assists with anxiety, depression, energizing, overeating, stress and relaxation.
  • Black pepper ~ assists with addictions to tobacco.
  • Orange ~ assists with anxiety, fear, withdraws and is uplifting.
  • Clove ~ assists with tobacco addictions.
  • Peppermint ~ assists with headaches, nausea, vomiting, fatigue and muscle aches.
  • Grapefruit ~ assists with drug addictions, appetite suppression, anorexia, bulimia, metal stress and
  • Roman chamomile ~ assists with calming and insomnia.
  • Rosemary ~ assists with alcohol addiction, detoxification, fatigue and headaches.
  • Lavender ~ assists with calming, anxiety, reduces mood swings and insomnia.
  • Basil ~ assists in recovery from addictions, emotionally supportive and cravings.

  • Alcohol: Rosemary, basil, frankincense, and chamomile
  • Anxiety: Ylang ylang and lavender
  • Caffeine: Basil and grapefruit
  • Cravings: Grapefruit, clove, coriander, cinnamon, and peppermint
  • Drugs: Grapefruit, chamomile, and basil (for marijuana)  
  • Eating Disorders: Grapefruit, bergamot, and cinnamon
  • Food: Grapefruit and basil
  • Porn: Frankincense
  • Sex: Geranium and sandalwood
  • Sugar: Grapefruit
  • Tobacco: Clove, basil, black pepper
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Marjoram, sandalwood, orange, grapefruit, lavender, and other citrus  
  • Work Addiction: Basil, ylang ylang, orange, and lavender