This or That: How to handle your cravings

This or That: How to handle your cravings

Nov 9th 2023

Posted by Dr. Christoph Streicher and Linda J.

“You can never get enough of what you don’t really want.” — Wayne Dyer

Human beings are creatures of habit, engaging in familiar repetition of both positive and negative behaviors. Nicotine and food cravings are considered some of the more difficult problems we face. For many of us, a starting point for quitting entirely is to practice moderation. 

While there is no “magic bullet” in ending cravings, Amrita’s Moderation of Appetite and Quit Craving Synergy blends can help! These unique, state- of-the -art blends fuse harmony of scent with therapeutic potency, assisting in profound personal change. They were designed to address food and nicotine addictions. They can support the personal work many of us need to do, by weakening the impulses that end up harming us.

Here is the recommended exercise with the Quit Craving blend: Sit quietly and feel the longing. Where do you feel it in your body? Often it is in the throat and upper chest, moving downwards over your diaphragm, your center of power. Feel the yearning for a cigarette or a snack, accept and own it as a part of you, of your life experience. You may realize more deeply what causes your craving, perhaps sadness or longing or frustration?

Take a slow, deep breath. Remember that overcoming addictions can be a path to self-realization. As you feel the craving, instead of reaching for the harmful substance, reach for the Quit Craving Roll-On or Quit Craving Synergy blend bottle. Apply the oil directly to where you most sense the emptiness and longing. Close your eyes and stay with your feelings. Take in the smell, the energy of these oils. This is a way to begin developing the power needed to dissolve the cravings that hurt us, and damage the quality of our lives.

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Moderation in all things or the cold turkey approach?

Recent research shows that the olfactory enrichment provided by essential oils plays a role in the cycles of craving, as well as in cultivating moderation.* The olfactory bulb connects to your brain’s limbic system, which drives your reactions and affects impulse control.*As anyone who suffers from cravings knows well, moderation comes from developing self-control, responding to life in a measured fashion, instead of reacting to it in familiar, habitual ways.*

Amrita’s Essential Oil Synergy Blends are crafted for maximum effect: giving you the possibility of reducing craving and enhancing moderation.* Both blends assist with recovering the mind-body connection, which is essential to the recovery process.*

The mind is the engine that makes possible increased serenity and a healthier lifestyle.* The result of decades of Amrita’s research, testing and development, Moderation of Appetite and Quit Craving help calm your mind and restore mind-body harmony, without creating another form of dependency.* Let’s take a look at how each of these works.

The optimal way to benefit from Moderation of Appetite is to diffuse it during mealtimes and throughout the day when cravings arise.* (Amrita offers Nebulizing Diffusers that are ideal for this process.) The bright yet gentle scents of Pink Grapefruit and Petitgrain Bigarade detoxify and stabilize your moods, generating tranquility.* It also has Fennel, which reduces hunger and sharpens your mind. This way you don’t need more, more, more to fill you up and can turn towards tranquility and relief.*

Moderation of Appetite will help divert food cravings and restore mind-body balance.* This gentle synergy blend contains:

  • Pink Grapefruit (Citrus paradisi) — Invigorates, detoxifies, and generates feelings of renewal.*
  • Sweet Fennel (Foeniculum dulce) — Reduces feelings of hunger while enhancing mental focus.*
  • Petitgrain Bigarade (Citrus aurantium) — Stabilizes and balances mood while lifting depression.*

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Quit Craving operates on a simple fact: most cravings only last from 10-20 minutes. When you distract yourself for this short period of time, you can escape the tedious cycle of consumption and distress.* Quit Craving was designed with this in mind. As with Moderation of Appetite, this blend is best diffused, or inhaled directly. You can do this either directly from the bottle or by using one of Amrita’s Nasal Inhalers.

The cheerful citrus aromas of LimeBitter Orange, and Pink Grapefruit uplift your spirit and help chase away the blue meanies that can trigger cravings.* Helichrysum opens and softens your heart, while Black PepperSpearmint, and Clove Bud can help you keep up your determination to carry on!*

Quit Craving is available as an oil blend for diffusing or inhaling, or, because it can be used topically, as a Roll-On, for easy application when you’re on the go! This lifestyle enhancing synergy blend contains:

  • Helichrysum (Helichrysum italicum) — Soothes wounds of all kinds, including emotional ones.*
  • Clove Bud (Syzygium aromaticum) — Increases mental alertness and stimulates memory.*
  • Black Pepper (Piper nigrum) — Reduces anxiety and stress, detoxifies the body’s system, and improves overall mood.*
  • Spearmint (Mentha spicata) — Uplifts and stimulates the nervous system.*
  • Lime (Citrus aurantifolia) — Fights mental fatigue and depression.*
  • Bitter Orange (Citrus aurantifolia bigarade) — Enhances stress relief and generates positive feelings.*
  • Pink Grapefruit (Citrus paradisi) — Blows away mental fogginess with its fresh, invigorating scent.*

Now that you understand the differences between these, how could you use them?

Are you looking to take control of your appetite and conquer those pesky cravings? Whether you're looking to control your cravings or stay focused on your goals, these blends can be diffused, inhaled, or applied topically for maximum results.* Take charge of your appetite and negative cravings with Amrita’s Synergy Blends, experience their transformative power, and bring balance back into your life.* Let’s start your journey towards a healthier, more mindful you today by looking at how you can use Moderation of Appetite and Quit Craving.*

Moderation of Appetite:

  • Diffusion: add a few drops to a Nebulizer to help prevent overeating and curb hunger between meals.* By diffusing intermittently throughout the day, you’ll ward off cravings and reduce their impact when they arise.* While overcoming addictions commonly requires resolution and determination, with a diffuser you can at least try to heal the other person, even if they are reluctant.*
  • Inhalation: add a few drops to a Nasal Inhaler or inhale directly from the bottle to alleviate sudden food cravings.* Close your eyes and let the blend decrease the urge to overeat and control your hunger.*
  • Overall Topical: make a dilution mixture of 2-3% (10-15 drops to 1 tablespoon of carrier oil) and apply to abdominal area. This will help reduce cravings and improve appetite control.*

Quit Craving:

  • Diffusion: add a few drops to a Nebulizer to help relieve negative cravings like nicotine, alcohol consumption, and overeating.* This application works best when diffused 3 times a per day for 30 minutes each time.
  • Inhalation: add a few drops to a Nasal Inhaler or inhale directly from the bottle to alleviate stress from worrying about how to manage your cravings or even conquer them!* So sit back, close your eyes, and focus your energy into inhaling this blend to enliven inner happiness and soothe irritability.*
  • Overall Topical: make a dilution mixture of 2-3% (10-15 drops to 1 tablespoon of carrier oil) and apply to abdominal and chest areas to help calm cravings, detoxifying your body, and release underlying emotional imbalances.*
  • Roll-On Option: don’t have time or want to make a dilution? No worries! Amrita offers Quit Craving in a Roll-On version for massage and targeted topical applications. This version of Quit Craving was designed to deliver relief directly to the areas where it is needed, to soothe and balance the craving.* Take a moment to experience the aroma. Take the experience of the aroma to the place where you feel the craving.* The wonderful scent of aromatic oils will magnify the effect of an increased mind-body connection.* This process helps you create body awareness. You will develop a better relationship with your body, and your body will then work in harmony with your mind as it experiences the aroma.*

More thoughts on Moderation and Craving from Amrita’s Experts

Aromatherapy is a source of the ancient wisdom and traditions trusted by our ancestors. Pleasure has a natural place in the world and in everyone’s lives; yet, we all can learn how to let pleasure come and go. Overwhelming desire, chasing down what we think we want, can trap us in cycles of suffering.* Amrita offers a healing, drug-free alternative to the use of pharmaceuticals by using aromatherapy. Amrita’s hope is that these gently powerful synergy blends can help you do the necessary work needed to develop moderation, reduce cravings, and find peace.*

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.