One of our website visitors recently alerted us to a fascinating way to help smokers quit.
For a moment, imagine using the same delivery device used for centuries that imposed the negative effects of nicotine dependency being transformed into an herbal healing tool.
This is the story of how the president of Femlogic, Inc., Tanya Moreau-Smith, discovered and created a safe and effective way to help people through the use of Essential Breathing Pipes.
Learn how Tanya’s discoveries progressed to the adaptation of smoking pipes into breathing pipes, and how they are now changing lives for the better.
It Started with an Interest in Alternative Healing
I’ve been interested in alternative healthy healing to assist people and pets in getting and staying well for a long time.
This interest began with internal preparations for everything from stomach issues to immune boosting, kidney and liver detoxifying, and so forth.
A few years ago, I added a collection of my own skin care formulations to my internal herbal preparations, and went on to create the company Femlogic, Inc.
Now, we are adding another line of products that we are very excited about.
From Smoking Pipes to Breathing Pipes
Essential Potions is the name of our line of skin care products that we have been sharing for a while now, and Essential Breathing Pipes are our new product line that we’re currently in the process of patenting.
These are pipes made specifically for the portable aromatherapy dispersion of essential oils or liquids through aspiration. We call them breathing pipes because they’re most certainly not smoking pipes although they look nearly the same.
The pipe itself has never been the guilty party, only the tobacco and toxins delivered through it when burned.
So why not make the pipe a tool to aid in breathing! Keep the soothing benefits – the repetitive oral and tactile gratification, but loose the negative substances and the affects from the toxic elements.
NASA Study on the Benefits of Peppermint Oil
While researching new findings – herbs, rainforest elements, essential oils and the like for my skin care line, I came upon a NASA funded study about Peppermint oil.
I was amazed at the list of benefits of breathing peppermint oil vapor could bring to people.
Some proven benefits included:
- Eating 3000 fewer calories in fat and sugar a week
- Aiding people in quitting the smoking habit.
- Amazing results with alleviating stress and calming anxiety
- Relief from stomach upset
- Headache Relief
- Keep drivers alert when behind the wheel
- Increasing brain function by up to 28 percent
- Increased physical abilities by up to 14 percent
This list actually kept going on and on!
With a lab full of essential oils, herbs and the like, finding a new way to utilize peppermint oil in a compact and portable, safe, mess and pain free way was right up my alley.
Incense and Peppermints
The Nasa study lead me to contemplate who in today’s hectic manic world wouldn’t find comfort and aid from using this remarkable oil. The problem I saw was that you either had to heat the essential oil of peppermint in a traditional aromatherapy burner to benefit or use a nasal inhaler like the athletes have done to increase their performance – never one of my favorite delivery systems.
First I began experimenting by reworking cigarette and cigar holders until I adapted them thus creating my new peppermint oil dispersion system.
I tried them first by breathing on my pipes throughout the day, day in and day out, the majority of my day I found I was using a pipe.
The first I felt was a joyful almost euphoric sensation, a sense of peace with that first big deep breath and exhale. I found this so fascinating and my thought processes became more creative. It felt like I could think outside the box.
Then I noticed my energy level became extremely high. I found I can curb my appetite and with 5 minutes of pipe breathing before a meal I would eat less. It also helped when I felt the need to normally have a snack.
I was excited to be on the receiving end of the peppermint oil benefits and with this firsthand experience I knew I was on to something big that could help a lot of people.
Giving the Pipe a Smoker’s Test
I began making various pipes for friends and family and started receiving great feedback. I gave them to smokers and non smokers alike.
I experimented with version after version working to make a completely heat free portable aromatherapy device. Then came the thought – simple, think simple. So, I began working backwards and came to the place we’re at now.
The smokers I gave one of my new portable devices to actually stopped smoking using just the pipe! It was as if they turned their addiction from the cigarette onto the pipe, sucking on them for all they were worth at times.
I felt that was just fine! A great exchange and they could use the pipe all day long if need be – at their desk, driving, whenever they would have grabbed a smoke.
No nicotine, no toxins, just organic peppermint vapor, pure and simple.
Amazingly, we discovered with use they were hardly taking in any oil, it was all vapor!
Maybe two-three drops of oil a week was added to their pipes at most, the majority of people we found use more like a drop or two every three to four weeks.
Smoker’s Transition to Stop Smoking
We found that after a few weeks of the transference from smoking cigarettes to sucking on their Essential pipe the smokers began using it a little less and less. They went from manic use to whenever they were stressing at work, in traffic and furious behind the wheel, experiencing headaches, or stomach upset, or feeling hungry between meals.
Now we find, two to three months after the beginning of the quitting process, the now non smokers are using their pipes strictly for pleasure – just like the non smokers that have found the comfort in the repetitive hand to mouth movement.
The smokers didn’t transfer their addiction to candy, cookies, junk food, coffee, cokes and other addictive substances. They didn’t even gain weight. What they used to for transfering their addition was just a stage and it was a healthy one which was helpful for cleaning and improving lung function on top of all the other benefits found in the studies.
The Latest Essential Oil Breathing Pipes
Our most recent development is launching our hand carved hard wood pipes which are made in the USA. And we are collecting additional wood crafters who are excited about the benefits of the pipes and are interested in making them.
Our new Lucite pipes are made in Italy. We are also working on new designs such as retrofitting bowl style pipes with our dispersion elements.
Oh, and the pipes come in a range of prices from very affordable to more expensive, and even those perfect for pipe collectors.
You can learn more about Femlogic’s Essential Breathing Pipes by visiting their website. You will be received with enthusiasm and find a really nice assortment of pipes to choose from.
Learn about > The Science Behind Essential Breathing Pipes
Story and Credit: Tanya Moreau-Smith, FemlogicInc.com.