Fennel, Foeniculum vulgare, is an ancient herb, believed to convey longevity, strength, and courage. Native to southern Europe, particularly Greece, and Italy, the essential oil is steam distilled from the crushed seeds of the herb.
Fennel, a mild astringent, helps soothe, cleanse, and tone facial skin. It works in harmony with natural skin oils to brighten dull skin without stripping them away. Fennel oil can be calming and soothing to the skin.
Fennel oil restores moisture to dry and dehydrated skin, tones dull, oily and mature skin, and helps minimize puffiness around the eyes. Fennel has antiseptic properties and helps stimulate circulation. Fennel is an excellent addition to massage oils to help sore muscles and joints.
Aromatherapy Properties: Fennel has a fresh, clean, and slightly spicy scent with notes of anise that is soothing the body as well as the mind. Its fragrance is sweet, spicy, peppery, and earthy all at the same time.
The scent has a calming, relaxing, and grounding effect on emotions and may help reduce stress and anxiety and stimulate feelings of purpose during emotionally low times. It is known to help improve self-esteem, motivation, and self-worth. The oil can help improve mental clarity, concentration and focus to encourage a productive day or for relaxing after a long stressful day.
Fennel has been used in aromatherapy for centuries because of its ability to soothe upset stomachs.
Pregnancy and Children: We do not provide information on the safety of essential oils during Pregnancy or for use in Children because the available information is very ambiguous and often contradictory. If you’re interested in using essential oils during pregnancy or with young children please do your own research and consult your doctor, midwife, or health care professional before use.
Precautions: If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, have a medical condition, or have any medical concerns regarding yourself or your family consult a qualified, licensed health professional prior to use. For external use only. Keep away from eyes and mucous membranes. Keep out of reach of children.