The ancient Greeks thought fennel conveyed long life, courage, and strength. Their name for fennel was marathrion from maraino, meaning “to grow thin”. Fennel’s ability to stave off hunger was employed during fasting days in Europe.
Source: Foeniculum vulgare is grown in Italy and Hungary.
Extraction: Fennel essential oil is steam distilled from the ripe fruit of Foeniculum vulgare.
Aroma: Fennel essential oil has a sweet and earthy scent.
Fragrance note: Top to Middle.
Properties: Fennel essential oil is antiseptic and calminative, stimulates digestion and encourages the detox process.
Uses: Massage, baths and vaporization.
Blends well with: Bergamot, Black Pepper, Cardamom, Cypress, Dill, Fir, Geranium, Ginger, Grapefruit, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Mandarin, Marjoram, Niaouli, Orange, Pine, Ravensara, Rose, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Tangerine, Ylang Ylang.
Caution: Always dilute Fennel essential oil to less than 5% before application to skin. Do not use in instances of endometriosis, prostatic hyperplasia or eostrogen dependent cancers. Avoid during pregnancy.