The sweet, spicy scent of sweet fennel seed is invigorating and motivating. It promotes clarity, courage and confidence.
Botanical name: Foeniculum vulgare
Method of extraction: Steam distillation
Description: A colourless to pale-yellow liquid with a very sweet, but slightly earthy or peppery-spicy aroma.
Major constituents: A typical chemical composition of Sweet Fennel Essential Oil:
a-pinene (1.8-3.3%), myrcene (0.5-0.8%), fenchone (19.0-21.6%), trans-anethole (64.0-69.2%), methyl chavicol (3.9-6.5%), limonene & 1,8-cineole (1.2-1.7%), anisic aldehyde (0.1-0.3%).
Indications: Traditionally used for the relief of indigestion. Used as a massage oil it helps maintain healthy digestive function and for the relief of pre-menstrual symptoms.
Emotions: The sweet spicy scent of fennel is enlivening and motivating. It promotes clarity, courage and confidence.
Directions: Adults: Add 3 drops to bath, vaporiser or 2 drops to every 10ml carrier oil.
Safety: Cypress oil is generally considered to be non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitising, however it is recommended for over 7's.