Fennel Sweet - Essential Oil - 10ml - Certified Organic

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Fennel Sweet - Essential Oil - 10ml - Certified Organic
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Name: Fennel Sweet - Certified Organic

Common Names: Sweet fennel, common fennel, roman fennel

Botanical Name: Foeniculum vulgare Mill. Synonym: Foeniculum officinale

Family: Apiaceae (Umbelliferae)

Plant Part Used: Seeds

Extraction Method: Distillation

Perfumery Note: Mid

Aromatic Intensity: Medium

Aromatic Description: Sweet, aniseed, liquorice-like, earthy, peppery, spicy

Colour/Characteristics:  Colourless to pale yellow liquid

Main Chemical Constituents: α-pinene, sabinene, myrcene, fenchone, (Z)-anethole, trans-anethole, methyl chavicol, limonene, carvone, 1,8-cineole, p-anisaldehyde

Blends Well With: Black pepper, sweet orange, ginger, sweet marjoram, geranium, peppermint, spearmint, grapefruit, lemon, clary sage, lavender, rosemary, niaouli, thyme

Properties/Uses: Antispasmodic, carminative, digestive stimulant, expectorant, hepatoprotective, stomachic, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, cholagogic, depurative, diuretic, emmenagogue, galactagogue, splenic.  May be used to help treat digestive upsets, colic, indigestion, flatulence, constipation, IBS, nausea, decreased appetite, stomach pain or spasms, muscular cramps & spasms, muscular aches and pains, PMS, dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, menopause, perimenopause, respiratory conditions, coughs, flus, bronchitis, asthma, lung congestion, dull or oily skin, mature skin, urinary tract infections. 

Energetics: May be used to help when feeling stuck emotionally, have unexpressed thoughts or emotions or feelings of inhibition when expressing self.  It can help to remove creativity blocks, while promoting sustained intention, purpose, clarity of thought and integrity.  Fennel was traditionally used as protection against evil and dark witches.  It may be used if feeling threatened by psychic attack, negative thoughts, words and deeds... try using as a spray around the aura to clear and purify as well as protect.  Use to recharge our physical and mental body as well as to boost our spirituality.

Use: Bath, diffusing, oil burner, oil vaporiser, massage, ointment, cream, balm, salve

Safety: Tisserand & Young state that both bitter and sweet fennel are contraindicated if pregnant, breast feeding, if suffering from endometriosis, oestrogen-dependent cancers, suffering from epilepsy and for children under five years of age.  Has Gras status.

Conservation Status: Listed as Least Concern on the IUCN red list.

 

We do not recommend essential oils as a replacement for traditional medicine.

Keep out of reach of children.

Do not ingest.

Do not use undiluted.

Discontinue use if irritation occurs.

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