Fennel (Sweet) Essential Oil

  • FENNEL, sweet 'Symbol of strength and longevity'. A liquorice-like scent, similar to star anise.

     Latin Name Foeniculum dulce
    Family Apiaceae, (Carrot family)
    Farming Method Conventional farming
    Extraction Method Steam distillation
    Plant Part Seeds, crushed
    Country of Origin Hungary
  • Used To Help


    REDUCE inflammation, congestion, symptoms of PMS and menopause, water retention and cellulite

    CLEAR toxins from the body

    EASE symptoms of rheumatism, sluggish digestion, gas, nausea, indigestion

    REGULATE the appetite and the menstrual cycle

    BALANCE hormonal fluctuations at all stages of the reproductive system in women, with Fennel  behaving like estrogen

    CALM muscle spasms, symptoms of asthma and bronchitis

    IMPROVE breath quality, the appearance of bruises and muscle tone

    Methods of Use:

    Diffuse-add 2-3 drops/100 mls (3-4 oz) water to your diffuser or in a pot of hot water once removed from heat. Works well to help with respiratory tract, to clear congestion and with digestive upset or after over eating

    Bath-Add 2-3 drops first to 1 teaspoon milk, or honey, then to a full tub before getting in the bath to treat digestive issues, or symptoms of PMS, or menopause

    Compress-add 2 drops to a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar, then to a bowl of hot tap water, briefly soak a face cloth in the  bowl, squeeze out excess water, then apply to areas affected by rheumatoid arthritis until the cloth cools to body temperature

    Apply to skin in very low concentration 0.5%

    Blends well with

    Geranium, Lavender, Rosemary, Sandalwood

    Fragrance note



    Anethol, limonene, phellandrene

    Safety Information:

    Fennel Essential Oil has a strong scent and may irritate sensitive skin so use in low concentration, 0.5% and in moderation.

    Do not use in pregnancy or with epilepsy.

    Please read our 'How to Use' page for important information before using Essential Oils and for more detailed instructions.

  • FENNEL, sweet 'Symbol of strength and longevity'. A liquorice-like scent, similar to star anise.

    100% PURE FENNEL ESSENTIAL OIL, Fennel (foeniculum dulce) is known primarily for its sweet, crisp flavour that is faintly reminiscent of licorice. There is far more to this distant cousin of the carrot than the fact that it makes a unique salad topper, however: Fennel essential oil conveys a number of surprising benefits, whether you’re using it for aromatherapy or consuming it as part of a healthy diet. Curious to find out more? Check out the five benefits of fennel essential oil below:


    1. Fennel oil is great for your gut.Fennel essential oil can do a number of things to profoundly improve stomach and intestinal health. Fennel is a strong carminative, meaning that it reduces symptoms of gas, bloating, and indigestion. Furthermore, it can completely alleviate constipation. Fennel also kills worms and parasites, so it helps to keep us safe from food-borne dangers. It can even reduce the pain and discomfort associated with menstruation.


    2. The scent of fennel raises alertness and confidence.When used in aromatherapy, fennel essential oil helps to relax and center the mind while also giving you a sense of empowerment and accountability. If you’re facing a challenge or difficult decision in your life, fennel may help you gain the courage and clarity you need to handle the situation successfully. Fennel has been used in this way since ancient times: Historically it was used to bestow strength and bravery to warriors who were about to enter battle. (If you want to make a fennel blend for aromatherapy, you’ll be interested to know that it pairs well with the following essential oils: Basil, Geranium, Lavender, Lemon, Rosemary, and Sandalwood.)


    3. Fennel is great for your kidneys—and it can even help to lower your blood pressure.Fennel oil is a diuretic, meaning that it prompts your kidneys to produce more (and better quality) urine. This cleanses the body of toxins, reduces water retention, and helps to control levels of uric acid and bile so they don’t build up in the body. Because this relieves pressure on the body, it can reduce a person’s blood pressure, helping to lower the risk of stroke. Just remember that if you’re not suffering from water retention, you should drink more water while taking fennel oil—otherwise you may become slightly dehydrated.


    4. Fennel supports the maitenance of a healthy spleen.Though not much attention is paid to the spleen in mainstream health literature, it’s an incredibly important organ. It produces lymphocytes and red blood cells, which are essential to maintaining a strong immune system and fighting disease. Fennel oil has been shown to protect the spleen against damage and infection, so this humble oil should be an integral part of everyone’s disease-fighting toolkit.


    5. Fennel lessens congestion.Even if you do catch a flu or cold while taking fennel oil, its symptoms are sure to be greatly reduced thanks to fennel’s expectorant properties. Fennel oil (when inhaled) helps to loosen mucus deposits in the nasal tract, larynx, pharynx, bronchi and lungs, providing instant relief.


    As you can see, fennel oil is useful for a number of troubling common conditions—and it can improve your overall quality of life. Just be aware that fennel should not be taken in very high doses, nor should it be ingested by women who are pregnant (because it slightly elevates estrogen levels). As an aromatherapy oil, however, fennel can be used by anyone, all year long. Enjoy!


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