Fennel (Bitter) Essential Oil Organic
Bitter Fennel: Foeniculum vulgare (Hill) var. vulgare
Why bitter fennel? 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 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: Fennel essential oil is a fantastic cleansing oil, ideal for adding to soaps and cleansers to support radiant skin.
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 to administer a skin patch test before using fennel essential oil.
Both sweet and bitter fennels are contraindicated orally for anyone with nervous system problems, epilepsy, or estrogen-related disorders, including estrogen-dependent cancer and endometriosis.
Avoid fennel essential oil for infants or young children and instead use an infusion made with fennel seeds to dilute milk or juice instead.
It is contraindicated during pregnancy.
Do not use for more than three weeks.
SKIN SMOOTHING BLEND:
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
Sweet almond oil: 1 cup
Blend all the oils, mix well, and store in an amber bottle. Massage into the area twice a day using brisk massage. Dry skin brushing of the area will assist the effectiveness of this blend.
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