Fennel Essential Oil
Botanical Name : Foeniculum Vulgare
Extraction method : Stream Distillation
Perfumery Note : Middle to Top
Aromatic Description : Herby, slightly spicy smell
Therapeutic properties : Aperitif, antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, depurative, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, galactagogue, laxative, stimulant, stomachic, splenic, tonic and vermifuge.
Description : This essential oil is similar to Dill for its soothing action on the digestive system, relieving nausea and abdominal cramping. It helps encourage the release of toxins and may help with fluid retention and muscle tone. Fennel is known as an expectorant and can help clear congestion. It is mentally stimulating and improves clarity, focus, and concentration.
Use : A remedy for digestive complaints such as flatulence, constipation, colic, nausea, vomiting, anorexia, dyspepsia and hiccups, helps to disperse cellulite, adds courage and strength in the face of adversity, has a cleansing and toning effect on the skin, helping with bruises, sorting out overly oily skin and to fight wrinkles, used for increasing insufficient milk in nursing mothers - but for boosting breast milk.
Blend well with : Geranium, Lavender, Rose, and Sandalwood.
Oil Burner: Add 4 drops of essential oil for a burning time of 20 minutes.
Massage: Dilute 3-5 drops of essential oil in 10 ml. of carrier oil.
Inhalation: Put 5 drops in 200 ml. of steamed water and inhale for 3-5 minutes.
Bath: Put 15 drops of essential oil in the bath tub for a 20 minutes bath.
Precautions : Sweet fennel oil is powerful and shouldn't be used in large doses, as it may have a narcotic effect. It should be avoided altogether in pregnancy and cases of epilepsy. It contains high amounts of trans-anethole and for that reason people with estrogen linked cancers, as well as breast-feeding mothers, pregnant women and women suffering from endometriosis should rather avoid it.
General Safety Information : Do not take any oils internally. If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, or have any other medical problem, use oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Use extreme caution when using oils with children and be sure to first read the recommended dilution ratios for children. Consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils with children, the elderly, if you have medical issues or are taking medications.