Fennel has a licorice-like, sweet, and somewhat spicy aroma that affect the Digestive and Hormonal Systems. Used as a tonic historically and recognized for its antioxidants, this oil relieves digestive troubles and supports a healthy lymphatic system. Fennel’s seeds are crushed and then steam distilled to produce the essential oil. Fennel has also been used to ease menstrual symptoms of monthly cycles or pre-menopausal symptoms.
When diffused or inhaled directly, Fennel increases longevity, and influences courage and purification. It can be applied directly to reflex points or area of concern. If skin sensitivity occurs, dilute with 1 drop oil to 1 drop Fractionated Coconut Oil. When taken orally, 1-2 drops can be applied under the tongue, taken in a capsule, 1 drop to 1 tsp honey, or 1 drop to 4 oz of beverage. It has also been used to flavor cooking. Use with caution if pregnant or if suffering from epilepsy.
Fennel blends well with Rosemary, Basil, Lavender, Sandalwood, Geranium, and Lemon. When combined it creates harmony with the other oils.