Blend sweet fennel oil with spearmint, lime, or grapefruit essential oils to create an uplifting combination with notes of spice. Sweet fennel has been used to promote a healthy digestive system for hundreds of years, and it’s still a powerful natural remedy.
Sweet fennel essential oil uses
Fennel has antiseptic properties, and it’s packed with nutrients that look after our bodies inside and out. Traditionally, those who wish to lose weight have chewed fennel seeds between meals and the aroma of sweet fennel essential oil is also thought to help us resist the urge to snack.
Sweet fennel essential oil may also kickstart the metabolism, helping to burn those calories. Sweet fennel oil is often used in aromatherapy to prevent wind and bloating after meals and calm the symptoms of IBS. To treat an unsettled tummy, try adding a few drops of sweet fennel oil to a carrier and massaging the combination onto your abdomen.
Sweet fennel essential oil benefits
Traditionally, sweet fennel oil is used in blends to help find mental stimulation and clarity. Add to a diffuser when you need to focus on one area of your life and it will help to quieten the mind. There’s also a relaxing quality to the scent of sweet fennel, so it’s a great oil to combine with lavender and your choice of carrier for a deeply soothing massage blend.
Women often find that sweet fennel essential oil balances their cycles. Use a few drops in a massage blend to stabilise irregular or painful periods. It’s also found to help reduce mood swings and migraines associated with PMS.
Sweet fennel essential oil facts
|Botanical name||Foeniculum vulgare dulce|
|Extraction method||Steam distillation|
|Colour||Clear to pale yellow|
|Strength of aroma||Medium|
|Aromatic scent||A sweet, spicy, woodsy scent|