Sweet Fennel: Foeniculum vulgare (Hill) var. dulce
Why sweet fennel? Sweet fennel has a sweet, peppery, and fresh aroma, reminiscent of sweet licorice or anise. Try blending into DIY soaps and candles for a sweet, spicy, and fresh fragrance.
Quality Assured: Our organic sweet fennel essential oil is responsibly sourced from Spain, 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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Benefits: Sweet fennel aromatherapy essential oil is a bright, spicy aroma reminiscent of licorice. It is excellent in homemade soaps, cosmetics, mouthwashes, and toothpaste.
Regulatory Status: Sweet fennel essential oil is listed on the FDA Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) list.
Oils That Blend Well With Fennel: The sweet and peppery 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 sweet 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.