Northeast Wisconsin
  • Northeast Wisconsin
  • May 2014
Written by  Ann McCotter

Say goodbye to your unhealthy habit Essential oils can help

We all have, or have had, bad habits that we would like to disappear. For some, it’s smoking, for me it’s a sugar addiction and for others it’s being too quick to anger. In each of these cases, a well-planned approach to change can be supported by the use of essential oils. Yes, essential oils can help you ditch that bad habit.

Successful change takes work, but it’s very possible. By using the process described below, you too can say goodbye to your unhealthy habit.

First, work to understand your desire to change. Barriers can keep you from making the change and ultimately determine if now is the right time for change. Why are you ready to make the change now?

Next, document all of the reasons that are driving you to make this change. This step is all about building awareness.

Then, develop a plan for making sure that you do what you say you are going to do in regard to the changes you have planned. This step is all about accountability.

The fourth step is to develop a specific plan with measurable goals. This step is all about determining the action needed to make the change happen. As part of the action, consider using essential oils to support your change process. Essential oils can help to support mood, suppress cravings, support detox and more.

In every situation, follow-up is required to check in, assess progress and most importantly to celebrate success.

Throughout all of the steps, stay focused on the positives. Look for what is possible as opposed to focusing all of your energy on what’s wrong. Envision the future you without that unwanted habit. What will life be like for you once you are a nonsmoker, free of a constant desire for sugary sweets or able to hold your temper in stressful situations?

Essential oils are great tools to help you get through that tough stage before a new behavior is fully engrained and becomes a habit. In the case of a smoking addiction, black pepper essential oil has been shown in clinical trials to help suppress nicotine cravings. Lemon and eucalyptus essential oils can also be very helpful to smokers. In the case of a sugar addiction, metabolic blends can help to reduce cravings. For anger issues, lavender essential oil is very calming and can help reduce anxiety. There are many more types of essential oils and ways to use them to support your change process. The three ways to benefit from therapeutic-grade essential oils are: aromatically (get those oils into the air you breathe), topically (applied on the skin) and internally (ingested through the mouth).

This article addresses how to use therapeutic-grade essential oils. Not all essential oils are designed for these types of uses. Of course, consult your medical professional before use. This article is not intended as a substitute for medical advice.

Do the research and learn more about how therapeutic-grade essential oils can help support your change process. Get started now, the future you is waiting! 

Ann McCotter earned a master’s in Positive Organization Development from Case Western Reserve in 2007. With almost 20 years of corporate experience focused on helping others develop within a positive change model, she is excited to be making a difference in the lives of others by sharing essential oils. Ann lives in Green Bay with her family. Reach out to Ann at 920-737-5932.

References: “Drug Alcohol Depend.” Nicotine Research Laboratory. J.E. Rose et al.

“Modern Essentials: A Contemporary Guide to the Therapeutic Use of Essential Oils.” Aroma Tools. 2013.

“Everything about Essential Oils.”


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