Origin: a Latin derivative
meaning "Gift of the Earth."
Used for centuries in a variety of applications, fennel is known for its distinct licorice flavor and aroma. Fennel is an unique oil that hold many beneficial characteristics for the body, while providing the user with a sweet, distinctive scent.
Where to Buy Fennel Oil
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Fennel Oil Uses and Benefits
Need an extra push to get things done? Diffusing Fennel essential oil can help give you the sense of focus needed to be productive. To take advantage of the energizing aroma of Fennel oil, diffuse in your home or office to encourage a productive day.
Applied topically, Fennel oil can be calming and soothing to many areas of the body, including the skin. For a calming, soothing topical effect, directly apply Fennel oil to the skin. If you are worried about skin sensitivity, dilute the Fennel oil with Fractionated Coconut Oil, to avoid any skin irritation.
In ancient Rome, warriors were said to have eaten Fennel to prepare them for war, and make them strong. Like the Romans, you can easily apply the energizing and confidence-building benefits of Fennel oil in your everyday life. To promote feelings of courage and confidence, put one to two drops of Fennel essential oil in the palm and inhale.
Fennel is an evergreen perennial native to the Mediterranean and is now typically grown in herb and vegetable gardens. Known for its licorice flavor and aroma, fennel produces flowers, fragrant leaves, and most importantly, fennel seeds—from which essential oil is extracted. Due to the potent aroma and distinct flavor of fennel, it has been used for years in the culinary world to add savor and spice to a variety of dishes.
Chemistry of Fennel Oil
Main Chemical Components: E-anethole, fenchol, a-pinene
Fennel essential oil is made up of monoterpenes and chemical components known for their energizing and uplifting aromatic properties. The chemical makeup of this oil contributes to the sweet, licorice aroma of Fennel. Trans anethole, the monoterpene phenylpropene which is the primary chemical constituent of Fennel oil, is distinctly sweet—13 times sweeter than table sugar.
Fennel is also comprised of chemical components called ketones, which contribute to the calming properties of Fennel oil, as well as the oil’s ability to promote healthy respiratory function and healthy digestion.
Oils that blend well with Fennel oil
The unique, sweet scent of Fennel oil blends well with spicy essential oils like Cinnamon. You can also bring out the bright, sweet notes of citrus essential oils like Lime by blending them with Fennel essential oil.
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.