Recovery can be a difficult road. Making a treatment plan that works for you is very important and it can be beneficial to include both traditional and holistic treatments. One of the best holistic treatments to add to a recovery plan is the use of essential oils.
Here are the top 5 essential oils for recovery:
Lavender oil is one of the most common essential oils, and for good reason. It can be very helpful for those who have anxiety, nervousness, or trouble sleeping. During recovery, many people suffer from anxiety and insomnia. Try smelling lavender oil whenever you feel anxious and putting it on your feet before bed to fall asleep and stay asleep faster.
Lemon oil is another common but very useful essential oil. It can help reduce depression, support the immune system, and detox the body and mind. Many addictions can ruin the liver’s health, and lemon oil can help detox the liver and set you on a clear path. It can also help balance out the pH levels in your blood and detox your kidneys. Try drinking a glass of water with a drop or two of lemon essential oil every morning. If you are ingesting any essential oils, ensure that you have a reputable brand and that certain oils can be ingested.
Black Pepper Oil
Black pepper oil is made from peppercorns and has many health benefits. It can help reduce cravings in most addictions, and it can relieve some withdrawal symptoms that come from anxiety and stress. It also has been shown to boost serotonin and dopamine levels in your brain, which can become depleted after being on a drug for so long. Black pepper oil can also help detox your body and boost oxygenation in your body.
If you are experiencing nausea and other stomach upsets during the road to recovery, ginger is a natural remedy for stomach issues. It can also help heal the liver, which often takes the brunt of the harm from being addicted to alcohol or other drugs.
Roman Chamomile Oil
This is an essential oil that is not as common but can be very effective if used during the recovery process. It is also very effective if you have anxiety or depression during the recovery process. Its mild sedative properties can calm your nervous system and put your brain in space for relaxation. It can also reduce irritability and anger, both of which are common during the recovery process.
There are many ways to use these top 5 essential oils. The most common are internally (by either drinking in water or putting in a capsule and taking it like a pill), topically (putting on your body or taking a bath with essential oils), or smelling them directly or using a diffuser which puts the scent in the air.
How will you use these top 5 essential oils for recovery? Which essential oils are your favorite?
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