Fennel Essential Oil
Fennel is a hardy perennial that is native to the Mediterranean. It was prized by ancient Greeks and Romans as a useful medicine, food, and insect repellant. Fennel tea was also commonly given to warriors prior to battle as it was believed it would give them courage in battle.
Practical Benefits and Uses
- Antimicrobial- In a glass spray bottle combine 1/2 cup vinegar, 1/2 cup distilled water and 20 drops of fennel oil. Allow to sit on surfaces 15 minutes before wiping away. Add complimentary oils if desired.
- Digestion- Combine 4 drops fennel oil and 1/2 Tbsp carrier oil in the palm of your hand. In a circular motion, rub over your lower abdomen post meal.
- Hiccups- Combine 1/2 cups warm water with 2 drops fennel essential oil. Sip on this to relieve hiccups. Only ingest essential oils after consulting your physician or aromatherapist. Fennel is not safe to ingest if you are pregnant, nursing, have endometriosis, or an estrogen-related cancer.
- Skin Issues- Combine 5 drops fennel oil with 1/2 Tbsp coconut oil. Massage over affected areas.
- Weight Management- Add 2 drops to a jewelry diffuser or inhale directly from the bottle to reduce food cravings.
- Wounds- Fill a small bowl with warm water and 8 drops fennel oil. Wash wound with this blend. Add 2 drops to a gauze pad and secure over wound.
Can Be Used for
- Aromatherapy diffuser- Add 10 drops to a diffuser. Add complimentary oils if desired.
- In a bath- 5 drops essential oil, 1 Tbsp carrier oil, 4 oz Epsom salts. Combine first, then add to running water.
- In massage oil blend- Always test on an insensitive area for skin sensitivity. Add essential oil to preferred carrier oil.
Blends Well With
- Bergamot, Black Pepper, Cardamom, Cypress, Fir, Geranium, Ginger, Grapefruit, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Mandarin, Marjoram, Orange, Pine, Rose, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Tangerine, Ylang Ylang
- Ingredients: 100% Organic Fennel
- Botanical Name: Foeniculum vulgare var. dulce
- Origin: Spain
- Extraction Method: Steam distilled
- Plant Part: Seeds
- Aroma: Anise-like, peppery
- Improves digestion and reduces colic in infants
- Antioxidant and antimicrobial effects of fennel
- Fennel is a digestion promoting oil
- If applying an essential oil to your skin, always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body after you have properly diluted it with a preferred carrier oil.
- Do not apply topically to children under 6 years of age.
- Avoid contact with eyes and mucous membranes.
- Do not take internally unless supervised by a physician or aromatherapist.
- Avoid if: You are pregnant, nursing, have endometriosis, or an estrogen-related cancer. Consult a healthcare practitioner or aromatherapist before topical use.
- Keep out of reach of children.
- Direct contact with fennel oil is dangerous to cats.
- Don't let diffuser run continuously. Always take breaks after 30-60 minutes of running time.
*The information on this page is for educational purposes only. The statements here have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.