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Fennel- Sweet Essential Oil

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Whether your workout is spending hours at the gym, chasing your children around the house or simply taking strides through the workday, diffused Fennel offers a stimulating aromatic solution. 

Fennel essential oil has an anise-like, sweet and floral aroma. The herb is often used in cooking and the flavor of its feathery leaves or edible root is prized in salads. Greek physicians, Hippocrates and Dioscorides recommended fennel for its health supporting attributes. To add a sprightly feeling to the air during yoga or mediation sessions or general workouts, try diffusing Fennel. 

Native to Europe and Asia, Fennel grows up to 7 feet in height and produces feathery leaves and petite yellow flowers. Fennel essential oil is extracted from the plant’s seed through steam distillation.


Botanical Name: Foeniculum vulgare

Variety: Sweet

Origin: Egypt

Method: Steam Distilled

Plant Part: Seed

Note: Middle

Family: Apiaceae

Synonym: Sweet Fennel

Blends Well With: Cardamom, and other spices

Aroma: Sweet, floral, and similar to licorice

Consistency: Thin - Medium

Color: Clear

Comments from GC/MS report:The analysis of this Fennel Oil batch sample meets the expected chemical profile for authentic essential oil of Foeniculum vulgare. No contamination or adulteration was detected. The results provided in this GCMS quality analysis reflect the chemical composition of the oil and lot referenced above on the date of analysis.

Safety & Shelf life

Safety: Keep out of reach of children. Do not use if pregnant or nursing. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not use internally unless instructed by a licensed aromatherapist or physician.

Avoid use if you have endometriosis or are at risk of blood clots or estrogen-dependent cancers.

Adult Max Dilution: 2.5%

Shelf Life: 2-3 Years

How to Use

Apply Topically: Our Single Essential Oils and Synergy Blends are 100% pure and undiluted. To apply to the skin, dilute with a high-quality Carrier Oil. See our dilution chart here. We recommend performing a skin patch test when using a new essential oil topically.

Diffuse & Inhale: Breathe in your favorite essential oils using an essential oil diffuser or personal pocket inhaler. For instructions on how to use your diffuser, please refer to the diffuser's product page.

DIYs: Explore simple and fun recipes on The Drop, our essential oil blog with expert tips, EO news, and informative reads.

TUMMY BLEND: Add to a personal inhaler and inhale as needed: 5 drops of Fennel, 5 drops of Ginger and 5 drops of Sweet Orange. Or add 5-6 drops of Fennel to your Scent Ball Diffuser and diffuse for 30-60 minutes.

MASSAGE: Add to a 2 ounce squeeze bottle: 5 drops of Fennel, 3 drops of Ginger, 3 drops of Peppermint and 9 drops of Sweet Orange, then fill with Sweet Almond oil and shake to mix well. Apply a teaspoon over the abdomen and massage as desired.

SUGAR SCRUB: Blend together: 10 drops of Fennel, 10 drops of Cedarwood (Atlas) and 15 drops of Rosemary with 1/2 cup of granulated sugar, 1/4 cup of Jojoba and 1/4 cup of Sesame oils. Stir to mix well. Best used in the shower. Avoid getting scrub wet to prevent contamination. Scoop scrub out using a spoon and gently massage 1 tablespoon at a time over the body, focusing on thighs and buttocks.

RELAX: Add to a 2 ounce squeeze bottle: 5 drops of Fennel, 4 drops of Chamomile (Roman), 4 drops of Orange, 2 drops of Cardamom and 5 drops of Lavender, then fill with Jojoba oil and shake to mix well. Use after bath or shower to relax the body and calm the mind. (2% dilution)

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