Bitter Fennel: Foeniculum vulgare (Hill) var. vulgare
Why bitter fennel? Bitter fennel essential oil has an earthy, almost peppery and clean aroma. The aroma is reminiscent of licorice, and has a great masking effect. Try blending into homemade soaps and candles for a zesty yet fresh fragrance.
Quality Assured: Our organic bitter fennel essential oil is responsibly sourced from Egypt, and steam distilled from the seeds of the fennel plant. Every batch of oil is Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth and produced without the use of genetic engineering, artificial fertilizers, or pesticides. Additionally, our expert aromatherapists here at the Apothecary Shoppe personally assess all of our oils—using touch, taste, smell, and lab analyses—to ensure that your essential oil is suitable for use and entirely free of adulterants.
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How to Use
Benefits: Bitter fennel essential oil is a fantastic cleansing oil, ideal for adding to soaps and cleansers.
Regulatory Status: Bitter fennel essential oil is not listed on the FDA Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) list. However, sweet fennel (Foeniculum vulgare var. dulce) is listed.
Oils That Blend Well With Fennel: The zesty and spicy aroma of fennel aromatherapy essential oil blends well with
geranium Pelargonium graveolens
lavender Lavandula angustifolia
rose Rosa damascena
sandalwood Santalum album
Cautions and Contraindications:
It is advised not to administer bitter fennel essential oil to the skin.
Both sweet and bitter fennel essential oil are contraindicated orally or topically for anyone with nervous system problems, epilepsy, or estrogen-related disorders, including estrogen-dependent cancer and endometriosis. It is contraindicated during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Avoid sweet and bitter fennel essential oil for infants or young children and instead use an infusion made with whole sweet fennel seeds. Do not use for more than one week.
ALL PURPOSE CLEANER
Bitter fennel Foeniculum vulgare oil: 10 drops
Grapefruit Citrus paradisi oil: 8 drops
Lavender Lavandula angustifolia oil: 8 drops
Lemongrass Cymbopogon schoenanthus oil: 6 drops
Cypress Cupressus sempervirens oil: 3 drops
White vinegar: 2 cups
Water: 2 cups
Natural dish soap (NOT castile soap): 1 teaspoon
Blend all the essential oils and shake well. Mix all remaining ingredients in a quart-sized spray bottle. Add the essential oil blend. Shake to combine. Spray and wipe on counters, cabinets, sinks, toilets, and anywhere else.