Can aromatherapy help alcohol addiction?

March 11th, 2011 by Gritman Blogger

There is a little secret in the aromatherapy community. Lemon essential oil helps heal alcohol abuse and addiction. It is believed that lemon oil can erase the hereditary marker in a person’s aura or energy field. Alcoholic parents can prevent their children from having a genetic proclivity towards alcoholism. In releasing the tendency towards alcohol addiction, there are subtle, etheric energy webbings that resemble spider webs that are broken and dissolved. Clearing these webbings away then weakens the alcoholic tendency in all family members in all directions of the family tree. It is like breaking off chains of bondage. Anyone who is alcoholic has damage in the energy field. That is one of the reasons alcohol is so destructive. It blows holes in the aura. Once the damage is done, it leaves the person vulnerable to negative energy.

How do you use essential oil to rid yourself of alcohol abuse, damage, and/or addiction? Taking baths or having regular massages with formulas that include lemon oil is one of the best solutions. There is a need to look at the emotional issues surrounding alcohol use. Essential oils move emotion. Usually there is need to avoid pain and avoid suffering. Oils that help stop pain and suffering are Peppermint and Yarrow. Often alcoholics are depressed which masks high levels of anger and rage. Oils that clear anger are cinnamon and ajowan.

Any Eucalyptus oil and all the Cedarwoods help to heal the energy field from damaged caused by alcohol abuse. Including some of these oils in the bath or massage will help anyone heal from alcohol damage. Many children today born to alcoholic parents could be relieved of much distress by bathing the child in warm water with lemon oil, lavender, chamomile, cedarwood, and apple cider vinegar. After the first bath, the infant or child will be able to sleep and relax perhaps for the first time. Simple lemon oil can have a profound effect on those suffering from alcoholic abuse. Lemon heals the unstable energy patterns in the nervous system. Lemon also dissolves worry and resentment.

Along with lemon oil, Lemon Petitgrain can also be used in the bath and massage to help with addiction. Petitgrains are used to break habitual or addictive patterning. Lemon Petitgrain oil comes from the twigs and leaves of the lemon tree. Along with Lemon oil that is pressed from the lemon rind, these oils can break rigid patterns of alcoholic addiction. True healing and release from addiction can be achieved.

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23 Responses to “Can aromatherapy help alcohol addiction?”

  1. Comment by Diane

    What body part would you apply lemon oil if you are applying it yourself?
    thank you.


  2. Comment by Meg Shehad

    For use in addiction, I would use it in bath therapy. I would put at least 30 drops of lemon in the hot water and soak in bath. There may be other oils that will go with this. This treatment is about working with your energetic field. If you need a essential oil consultation, you can call Gritman at 281-996-0103.

  3. Comment by R Keller

    Lemon Oil in bathwater irritates the nerves in my legs terribly! I can’t stand it in a bath. It’s like I have electricity in my legs.

  4. Comment by Meg Shehad

    This is an interesting symptom. Does Lemon Petitgrain do the same thing to you? It might be a substitute.

  5. Comment by Judy Douglass

    It burned the hell out of my legs ouch—-won’t try again! very powerful!

  6. Comment by Meg Shehad

    The oils are best in bath or with carrier. There can be stinging in baths so make sure you have a fatty oil like Fractionated Coconut Oil or Olive Oil by bath to stop stinging. Just rub some oil on the stinging area and it should stop quickly. If it doesn’t get out of the bath and shower off. If there is fatty oil in the water, we careful getting out of the bath to prevent slipping.

  7. Comment by Danni

    Is lemon oil effective for alcohol addiction treatment if it is used in a diffuser?

  8. Comment by Meg Shehad

    Yes, it can be helpful. I like it best in bath therapy and at least 30 drops need to be used in the bath. Milli Austin has a book out called the Healing Bath. This will give formulas for helping with alcoholism. Any way you can get lemon oil into the addictive environment, it will help.

  9. Comment by Patty

    I am going through levels of anger and rage would you mix lemon oil with cinnamon and ajowan in a bath and could you use it in a diffuser

  10. Comment by Meg Shehad

    Cinnamon should address the anger and of course ajowan is good too. If you use in a bath, be very careful as they are hot oils and can burn you. Have Olive Oil or another fatty oil close by so you can apply to stinging areas. I once got in a bath with 77 drops of cinnamon and instead of being a hot bath it became icy cold and the most wonderful experience. The bath was full of all this love instead of anger. It only happened once. Be prepared for hot hot hot! Diffusing will also get to the anger but you will find yourself angry for hours or days while a bath is much shorter and effective.

  11. Comment by Sherry

    When doing in massage what areas do you cover for a person with alcohol abuse?

  12. Comment by Meg Shehad

    Sherry, the lemon is good for clearing generational pain. So a full body massage would be appropriate. Bath work with this oil is also great. It takes longer with massage to get the same results. Massage is effective. It just takes longer. Is there a place on the body that you feel needs more attention? I was wondering about the liver area myself. What do you think?

  13. Comment by Iris

    Will diffusing in front of someone’s picture help for distance healing? Sorry if that is silly idea.

  14. Comment by Meg Shehad

    Iris, this isn’t a silly idea. Distance healing is possible. I sometimes like to use hair from their brush and focus on that. Pictures can work too. It is all about focus and intention. Yes,long distance healing is possible. You can also focus on an essential oil and ask for it to be present when you are out or unable to get it. It all works.

  15. Comment by Bianca

    Hi I was wondering if you added the oils to a pendent to wear around the neck can you get the same effect? It would be for my boyfriend he hates baths so I know he will never do that.And if it has the same effect how many drops would I need for all the oils? Thank you Bianca.

  16. Comment by Meg Shehad

    Bianca, wearing the oils around the neck is not the same as getting into a bath. If this is the only way, then go for it. Showers can work too. Put the oils on a washcloth and put it under the shower as hot water pours onto it. This is not as good as a bath either but it is effective.

  17. Comment by Lou

    Yes, you can use the oils on a pendent or vial around the neck. Drops are as much as he can tolerate and the public he associates can tolerate.

  18. Comment by Sue

    What about using the oils with foot and hand reflexology?

  19. Comment by Lou

    The essential oils are very effective for foot and hand reflexology. There are many basic points within the hand and foot that represent body systems or organs and of course you know this. The essential oils that are good for those systems or body parts are also good on the different reflex points. Sandalwood and Cedarwood known to be good for kidney and bladder infections can be used on hand and foot points that correspond to the kidneys and bladder.

  20. Comment by Angela

    I used to live I Houston and took a few classes at Gritman…..they were awesome! My question is, can you help me develop a roller ball treatment for alcohol or drug addiction?

  21. Comment by Meg Shehad

    It does not look like your question showed up in the comment. Happy to answer it though if you could post it again.

  22. Comment by KacieB

    I used a LOT of lavender (inhaling) when I first was going without alcohol some years ago,even though I don’t care for the scent. Now, I’d be inclined to try a base of ylang ylang, which I love, with lemon to lighten it up. Even in a bath, I’d add some coconut oil to spread out the oils (mix in oil before adding to the bath water). I’ve also read that a bit of Epsom salts added to oils (without any carrier oil yet) help disperse within water and carrier oils; let the essential oils dissolve the salts, then add any carrier oil, mix/shake thoroughly before adding to bath. This way, the EOs will disperse within the entire container of water (tub, bottle, roller bottle, etc.) rather than sit on top of it. (I am a student in an Aromatherapy Certification course, and have used EOs for my own benefit for more than two decades.)

  23. Comment by Lou

    Kacie, there is no way to get around that the essential oils will float on top of the water and will move to the side of the tub. When you take a bath in oils, what you are actually doing is sitting in an energy field. The water takes on the energy of the oils or its vibration. Whether the oils are incorporated or not is really not at issue. The energy of the oils does effect the the bath experience and therefore effects you. You are sitting in the oils energy as well as the water’s energy. Carrier oils are lovely in the bath but one must be careful getting out of the tub as the bath is now slippery. Epsom salts are also a wonderful addition to the bath experience as well as apple cider vinegar, seaweed, and chlorophyll. All of these substances will color and nourish your bath experience. Remember to hydrate while in the bath. You are sweating while in the water. I like to continue the sweat by wrapping up in blankets and lying on my bed until my heat level returns to normal. A brisk toweling helps circulation and skin care.