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Fennel Sweet

Botanical Name: Foeniculum vulgare var dolce

Family: Umbelliferae

Place of Origin:  Eastern Europe

Methods of Extraction:   Steam distillation of the seeds

Scent:  Sweet aniseed scent

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Properties:  Antibacterial, Antispasmodic, Digestive stimulant, Stomachic.

Aromatherapy Applications:  Digestive aid, indigestion, flatulance, relieves nausea
Fennel is known to have potent oestrogenic activity - may balance hormonal system and regulate menstral cycles.  For skin it helps minimize wrinkles. 

Fennel tea has long been used to reduce bloating and improve digestion. 

Mind & Body:  Inhalation of this oil strengthen and boost confidence and courage!

Aromatherapist Recommendations:

  • Try the following massage blend: 2 drops of Sweet Fennel, 1 drop of Bergamot and 1 drop of Lavender blended in 10ml of Sweet Almond oil. Massage into the abdomen, using clockwise strokes.
  • After a long session at the gym, or to improve the appearance of cellulite, soak in a warm bath containing 1 drop of Sweet Fennel, 1 drop of Cypress and 3 drops of Patchouli, all diluted in a teaspoon of Peach Kernel oil.
  • Contraindications: Do not use when pregnant or breast feeding. Do not use on children under the age of 2. Do not use on sensitive or damaged skin. Avoid using on people with endometriosis or oestrogen dependent cancer. Do not use at more than 1% dilution on the skin or mucous membranes.
  • Did you know: The Romans put fennel seeds into cakes and ate them as an after dinner digestion aid.
  • Chakra: Sacral & Base
  • Chinese Element: Earth


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