Fennel  Foeniculum vulgare

With several health benefits dating back to ancient Rome, Fennel essential oil can still be used to promote healthy digestion and respiratory function, while exuding a unique licorice aroma and flavor. Fennel can grow up to six feet in height and has delicate, feathery leaves. The history of Fennel use dates back to ancient times when Roman warriors were said to have consumed Fennel to make them strong and ready for battle.

Primary Benefits
• Promotes healthy digestion*
• Supports a healthy respiratory system*
• May help promote healthy metabolism, liver function, and circulation*

Aromatic Description
Licorice, sweet, honey

Collection Method
Steam Distillation

Plant Part
Seed

Main Constituents
E-anethole, fenchol, α-pinene

Trans anethole, the monoterpene phenylpropene which is the primary chemical constituent of fennel essential oil, is distinctly sweet – measuring 13x sweeter than table sugar.
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Aromatic Usage Suggestions

  • Diffuse in your home or office to encourage a productive day.
Topical Usage Suggestions

  • Apply to skin for a calming, soothing effect.
Internal Use Suggestions:

  • Put a drop of Fennel in water or tea to help fight sweet tooth cravings.*
  • Add to desserts for an additional depth of flavor.
  • Add 1–2 drops in a veggie capsule to promote digestion.*
  • Have Fennel on hand when enjoying a big meal to promote digestion.*
  • Take internally to promote healthy digestion.*
  • May help to promote healthy metabolism, liver function, and circulation.*
  • May help to support the health of the lungs and respiratory tract.*
  • Provides important antioxidant benefits.*
Dilute with carrier for young or sensitive skin.

Directions for Use

Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
Internal use: Dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid.
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with  Fractionated Coconut Oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.

Cautions

Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.