Botanical Name: Crithmum maritimum
Method: Steam Distilled
Plant Part: Herb
Blends Well With: Frankincense, Elemi, Myrrh, Rose, Carrot Seed, Fennel, Ginger and Thyme
Aroma: Potently herbaceous and earthy with a tingling spiciness, Sea Fennel tickles the senses
Safety: Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult physician. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not use internally unless instructed by a licensed aromatherapist or physician.
OK For Kids: 2+
Kids Max Dilution: 1%
Shelf Life: 2-3 Years
Pet Safety: Essential oils are generally safe to diffuse around adult cats and dogs intermittently. Ensure the room you’re diffusing in is well-ventilated and that your pet can leave if desired. Discontinue use if you notice any adverse reaction. Avoid topical use and diffusing around young pets, small animals or pets with health problems.
- Sea Fennel essential oil (Crithmum maritimum) is derived from the hardy herb sea fennel which grows in rocky crags along Greece’s shores. Regenerative and refreshing, this oil is ideal for mature, aging skin stretch marks, cellulite and balancing discoloration. Along with these benefits, skincare lovers adore Sea Fennel for its collagen generating powers. Applied topically, Sea Fennel is also anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving. Diffused, it supports immunity.
- There are a few ways to use Sea Fennel essential oil to enjoy its full benefits effectively, including 1.) Dilute it to 1% by combining 6 drops of Sea Fennel and 1 oz of carrier oil or unscented lotion. Apply it topically as a skin-nourishing moisturizer. Alternatively, use this blend as a facial order by applying it to the face and neck as the last part in your skincare routine. 2.) Create an on-the-go roll-on by adding 6 drops Sea Fennel in a 10 ml roll-on, then top off with carrier oil. Apply to pulse points such as the neck and wrists.
- There are several ways to effectively use Sea Fennel essential oil and obtain its benefits, including 1.) Add 10 drops to your essential oil diffuser per 100 ml of water. 2.) Dilute 12 drops per 1 ounce of carrier oil and use in a skin-nourishing massage. 3.) Add 6 drops to 1 ounce of castille soap and 1 cup of Epsom salt for added magnesium absorption. Add the mixture to your bath and soak up the goodness. 4.) Add 10 drops to an Essential Oil Inhaler and take it with you for on-the-go therapeutic use.
- Despite similarities in name, Sea Fennel (Crithmum maritimum) and Sea Buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides) are not the same oil. Unlike Sea Fennel essential oil, Sea Buckthorn is considered a carrier oil due to its abundance of non-volatile fatty acids. This makes it a great option when diluting essential oils such as Sea Fennel. Sea Buckthorn is also commercially available as a CO2 oil, which our formulators added to our Pampered Skin blend for its great skincare benefits. To create the ultimate skincare serum, combine 6 drops Sea Fennel and 1 oz Sea Buckthorn carrier oil. Apply it to your face and neck as the last step in your skincare routine, or prior to applying sunscreen.
- Potently herbaceous and earthy with a tingling spiciness, Sea Fennel tickles the senses. Its aroma is quite unique and helps to elevate many perfumes and blends. Sea Fennel oil blends exceptionally well with Frankincense, Elemi, Myrrh, Rose, Carrot Seed, Fennel, Ginger and Thyme. For a unique, sweet and uplifting diffuser blend, combine 3 drops Bergamot, 2 drops Sea Fennel, 2 drops Lime and 1 drop Ylang Ylang. To create a floral skincare blend, combine 3 drops Geranium, 2 drops Lavandin and 1 drop Sea Fennel.
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.
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