Overcoming The Desire For Nicotine
Author: Marcella P.
Word Count: 344
Questions Received: 13
Testimonial ID: 5924-OR
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I used to be a smoker but had quit 20 years ago. My husband has been smoking for a while, and I was trying to help him to stop. But as it turned out, I ended up joining him out on our balcony. At first it was just a drag every once in a while, but, after a bit, I found that I HAD to have a cigarette.
It was shocking to me how quickly my body went back to being addicted. I knew I had to quit, but I found it increasingly difficult to NOT go out and light up. Granted, it was my own mix of tobacco, mullein, and sage, but still I was going out on my apartment balcony at least six times a day to light up!
I decided to really find a way to combat what I knew to be my body's (and brain's) addiction to the tobacco and turned to Peppermint essential oil. I figured that one of the things my brain wanted was the stimulation that the nicotine provided.
So I began putting a drop of Peppermint essential oil on the base of my skull and breathing in the scent every time I felt the urge to go outside for a smoke. I also started taking a few drops of the JuvaFlex essential oil blend, which supports liver and lymphatic detoxification and helps break addictions to coffee, alcohol, drugs, and tobacco.
I started this process on a Monday, and by Friday I felt a shift and realized that I did not have the urge to pick up the cigarette anymore. It has been almost two weeks. I am now able to go out on the balcony and enjoy my container garden. I no longer feel the need to light up, even though my husband's cigarettes are out there. I am so happy!
I am so grateful for the work that we are doing and for these essential oils that have made connecting to Spirit and my own strength so much easier.
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