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Slightly spicy, deeply calming and bearing characteristic fragrance notes of earth and anise, sweet fennel oil is wonderful for supporting the digestive system. Widely used in the ancient world for everything from snake bites to warding off evil spirits, Floracopeia's sweet fennel oil is steam-distilled from the seeds of Hungarian fennel plants, and is certified organic.
Bottle Size: 1/2 oz (15 ml)
Sweet and herbaceous, sweet fennel oil has an affinity for the digestive, respiratory and musculoskeletal systems. An appetite stimulant, the seeds may be chewed to increase digestive juices and, once in the digestive tract, may be helpful for enhancing digestive strength and detoxifying the liver. The essential oil may be applied topically for these same purposes, or in an aromatic bath to support digestive health and elimination. Traditionally, its diuretic effect has connected it to use in fighting obesity and cellulite. It is astringent and cleansing, and is therefore helpful in addressing mature skin, and balances dry or oily skin types. Because it is also believed to support the balancing of hormones it is also considered a beneficial oil for maintaining or promoting youthful skin when topically applied. Like many essential oils, sweet fennel oil is immune supporting and can be used during cold and flu season as a preventative. It may be employed in direct palm inhalation or vapor therapy to support the pulmonary system.
Sweet fennel essential oil helps nourish and restore optimal nervous system health. It is believe to bring strength and courage in the face of adversity.
Sweet fennel can be applied (diluted) topically, as a compress, in the bath, through direct inhalation, or diffuser.
Add to massage oil and apply as needed to support circulation throughout the entire body including the joints.
Add several drops to bath water to enhance digestion and elimination.
Blend with unscented facial cream to enliven a dull complexion and to balance oily skin.
Diffuse sweet fennel to stimulate appetite, or to boost strength and courage.
Sweet Fennel Oil Recipes:
Digestive blend: 4 drops fennel, 3 drops peppermint, 2 drops ginger, 1 drop nutmeg in 15 ml marula oil, applied over abdomen or with compress
Menopause formula: 4 drops fennel, 4 drops clary sage, 2 drops geranium, 1 drop melissa in 15 ml marula oil
Women's Cycle formulation: 2 drops fennel, 2 drops clary sage, 2 drops rose, 3 drops bergamot, 2 drops neroli in 15 ml marula oil applied over lower abdomen
The name "fennel" comes from is from the Latin 'foenum' or 'hay'. In Medieval times it was known as 'fenkle' and was a popular herb with the ancient Chinese, Egyptians and Romans, who believed it conveyed longevity, courage and strength, and that it could ward off spirits. It was a remedy for improving eyesight, and was used for snakebites, colic, and fleas.
Safety Considerations for Sweet Fennel Oil:
Non-toxic and non-sensitizing. May cause mild skin irritation. Sweet fennel is often contraindicated during pregnancy, for breast-feeding mothers, and in cases of epilepsy and estrogen-linked cancers. Do not take sweet fennel essential oil internally.
Aromatic Profile and Blending of Sweet Fennel Essential Oil:
Perfumery Note: Middle to top
Odor: warm, sweet, licorice-like, earthy, green
Strength of Initial Aroma: Medium
Blends well with: floral oils such as geranium, rose, ylang ylang, and lavender; citrus oils like grapefruit and orange; also sandalwood, cypress and sage
Botanical Name: Foeniculum vulgare
Family: Apiaceae/ Umbelliferae
Composition: 100% Pure Sweet Fennel oil
Method of Extraction: Steam distilled
Cultivation/Harvesting: Certified Organic
Plant Part: Seeds
Color: Clear to pale yellow
Bottle Size: 15 ml (1/2 oz.)
Floracopeia was established to help preserve and promote the use of botanical medicines as solutions to the widespread ecological destruction taking place in the world, and the loss of medicinal plants on which traditional medical systems depend. We provide our customers with the highest quality essential oils and other botanical aromatic treasures through the promotion of ecological sustainability, organic agriculture, and agro-forestry projects.
Our products are acclaimed for their therapeutic-grade, high quality at affordable prices. We provide artisanal quality oils produced by small family-based distillers. We buy directly from farmers and distillers, thus supporting the local economies in which the plants are grown. We do not buy oils from the world-brokers. Floracopeia is founded with a strong medical orientation and is involved in a number of global eco-projects based in grass roots health care, spirituality, reforestation projects, and the preservation and restoration of ethno-botanical culture.