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Kick Sugar Cravings with Essential Oils

When do you crave sugar?  During an afternoon slump?  Dessert after a great meal?  Late-night binging?

If you’re the like me, the answer is yes, yes, yes!  In fact, it might be better to ask when don’t I crave sugar.

So I’m very thankful to have essential oils to help me get through some of those cravings.

In this post, I’ll share with you…

  • the best essential oils to help kick sugar cravings, feel satiated, and stop from binging
  • 5 of my favorite sugar-busting diffuser blends
  • how to make personal inhalers (a.k.a. portable craving kickers)
  • 4 roller bottle recipes to curb sugar cravings
  • and more!

 

kick sugar cravings with essential oils - best essential oils, diffuser blends, roller bottle recipes, and inhalers to curb cravings, stop binging, and feel satiated

 

 

Best Essential Oils for Stopping Sugar Cravings

Cinnamon Bark– helps suppress appetite, helps balance blood sugar levels, helps fight sugar cravings, and helps minimize binging

Coriander– helps balance blood sugar levels and helps minimize sugar cravings

Dill– superstar in fighting sugar cravings and stimulates brain’s satiety center

Fennel– helps balance blood sugar levels and helps suppress appetite

Ginger– stimulates brain’s satiety center and helps minimize binging and overeating

Grapefruit– helps fight sugar cravings, reduces appetite, helps minimize binging and overeating, and helps with emotional and stress-induced eating

Ocotea– helps stabilize blood sugar levels and promotes feelings of fullness and satiety

Peppermint– stimulates brain’s satiety center and helps minimize binging and overeating

 

kick sugar cravings with essential oils - best essential oils, diffuser blends, roller bottle recipes, and inhalers to curb cravings, stop binging, and feel satiated

 

 

For me, sugar cravings often seem triggered by feelings of stress and anxiety, as well as feeling like I need a little “pick me up” (emotionally or physically).  So I like to combine the kick-sugar-craving essential oils above with essential oils that combat stress, uplift my spirits, and energize me.  Here are just a few of my favorites:

relieve stress:  lavender, cedarwood, bergamot, orange, tangerine, ylang ylang, cypress, sandalwood, and patchouli

uplift my spirits: bergamot, orange, tangerine, lime, lemon, and grapefruit

energize me: peppermint, spearmint, fir, spruce, ginger, black pepper, cinnamon bark, rosemary, basil, and lemongrass

 

5 Diffuser Blends to Beat Sugar Cravings

 

“Curb Your Cravings” diffuser blend

3 drops dill essential oil

3 drops lemon essential oil

 

“In Control” diffuser blend

2 drops peppermint essential oil

2 drops lemon essential oil

2 drops bergamot essential oil

 

“Beat the Binge” diffuser blend

3 drops ocotea essential oil

2 drops orange essential oil

1 drop cypress essential oil

 

“Kick the Habit” diffuser blend

2 drops dill essential oil

1 drop fennel essential oil

2 drops lavender essential oil

2 drops lemongrass essential oil

 

“Crush the Cravings” diffuser blend

3 drops cinnamon bark essential oil

2 drops cedarwood essential oil

2 drop frankincense essential oil

 

kick sugar cravings with essential oils - best essential oils, diffuser blends, roller bottle recipes, and inhalers to curb cravings, stop binging, and feel satiated

 

Personal Inhalers to Help Quit Sugar

While I love using a diffuser, sometimes it just isn’t practical.  When that happens, personal inhalers are a wonderful alternative to diffusers.  Inhalers are portable, effective, economical, and don’t affect others around you.  I like to refer to these personal inhalers as “portable craving kickers”.

 

How to make an essential oil personal inhaler:

  1. use an essential oil inhaler like this or like this
  2. Place cotton wick on small glass plate or bowl
  3. drops about 15 drops of essential oil onto the wick
  4. if any oils got onto the plate/bowl simply use tweezers to roll wick around and absorb the oils
  5. put wick into inhaler
  6. put cap in the bottom of inhaler and make sure it is tightly sealed

 

How to use inhaler:  Remove cover.  Place inhaler close to your nose and inhale deeply.  Use as needed.

Inhalers can last for a month or longer, depending on how often they are opened.  To refresh scent, remove wick and add more essential oils following the steps above.

 

Here are a few essential oil personal inhaler blends that I really like for beating sugar cravings:

5 drops grapefruit + 5 drops peppermint + 5 drops lavender

2 drops dill + 1 drop fennel + 2 drops lavender + 2 drops lemongrass

10 drops grapefruit + 3 drops lemon + 2 drops ylang ylang

8 drops peppermint + 4 drops bergamot + 2 drops spearmint + 1 drop ylang ylang

10 drops dill + 5 drops lemon

4 drops cinnamon + 4 drops fir +2 drops peppermint + 5 drops orange

 

4 Roller Bottle Recipes to Curb Sugar Cravings

How to make roller bottle blends:

  • start with a 10 ml glass roller bottle like this
  • add 10 drops of essential oil (see below for sugar-craving blends)
  • fill rest of 10 ml roller bottles with fractionated coconut oil like this.  It’s helpful to use a little funnel
    like these when filling the roller bottles.  Be sure to leave a little space at the top so that’s there’s room to put the roller ball back on.
  • snap on the roller ball
  • shake the bottle to mix the carrier oil and essential oils

 

to use:  apply blend to wrists or chest

 

“Curb That Appetite” roller bottle blend

3 drops peppermint essential oil

3 drops ocotea essential oil

2 drops orange essential oil

2 drops grapefruit essential oil

(note:  because grapefruit and orange essential oils can cause a phototoxicity, don’t use this blend on skin that might be exposed to sun)

 

“Sugar Stopper” roller bottle blend

4 drops fennel essential oil

4 drops grapefruit essential oil

2 drops patchouli essential oil

(note:  because grapefruit essential oil can cause a phototoxicity, don’t use this blend on skin that might be exposed to sun)

 

“Kick the Cravings” roller bottle blend

3 drops dill essential oil

2 drop fennel essential oil

3 drops lavender essential oil

2 drops lemongrass essential oil

 

“Liquid Calm” roller bottle blend

3 drops cypress essential oil

3 drops sandalwood essential oil

2 drops coriander essential oil

2 drops lavender essential oil

 

Other Ways to Use Essential Oils to Eliminate Sugar Cravings

Use Your Hands

Put about 1/2 tsp of carrier oil and 1 drop of dill essential oil in palm of hand, rub hands together vigorously, cup hands over mouth and nose, and slowly inhale – breathing deeply

 

Quit Sticks

What are Quit Sticks?  They’re simply essential-oil-infused toothpicks that you chew on or suck on when you feel a cravings coming on.

How to make Quit Sticks:

  1. Use a small glass container (like a small mason jar)
  2. Add 2 tsp olive oil- enough to cover the bottom of the jar
  3. Add 10-20 drops essential oil
  4. Mix well
  5. Add toothpicks (about 60-80)
  6. Arrange toothpicks so that the bottom tip of every toothpick is touching the oil/EO mixture
  7. screw the lid onto the jar (or cover the glass container)
  8. let them sit for 1-2 days to absorb the oil/EO mixture

 

Here are a few ideas for essential oil combinations to try in your Quit Sticks:

10 drops dill and 10 drops lemon

20 drops grapefruit

10 drops cinnamon (this is a very strong essential oil, so I find 10 drops is plenty for me)

 

If you liked this post, here are a few other essential oil posts that I think you’ll like:

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25+ Easy DIY Gifts Made with Essential Oils

 

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  1. Dina Delgado February 1, 2017 at 11:31 am - Reply

    Im looking for a simple Hand Sanitzer recipe.

    • Sarah Lewis February 12, 2017 at 10:24 pm - Reply

      Hi Dina,
      Here’s the recipe for the hand sanitizer spray I use. (click here)
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