Fennel Seed Essential Oil - Fennel Oil
Fennel Seed Essential Oil - Fennel Oil

Fennel Seed Essential Oil - Fennel Oil

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With herbaceous, peppery, and slightly sweet scent that calls to mind black licorice or star anise, Fennel Seed Essential Oil benefits the digestive system, helps balance hormones, promotes better respiratory health, regulates blood sugar, and more. 

Steam distilled from the seeds of the Foeniculum Vulgare plant, common Fennel Seed Oil uses include haircare, skincare, aromatherapy, and more. The aroma of fennel can instantly clear negative energy and promote a sense of relaxation and stability. Its natural antiseptic properties make Fennel Seed Essential Oil a perfect choice for DIY soaps, detergents, and deodorizers.

When properly diluted in a carrier oil, Fennel Seed Essential Oil can be applied topically as a natural toner and first-aid salve. Its astringent qualities make Fennel Seed Essential Oil an excellent cleanser that also moisturizes and may help prevent infection in small cuts and wounds. 

Consider using Fennel Essential Oil for alleviating pain associated with chronic inflammation, addressing muscle cramps, and addressing digestive concerns. Fennel Oil may offer relief from conditions such as gas, bloating, PMS symptoms, and constipation. Additionally, it can be safely used to ease tummy aches in children aged 2 and above. Research also indicates potential benefits of Fennel Essential Oil, including its ability to help regulate blood sugar levels in individuals with diabetes and support weight loss efforts.

Fennel Seed Essential Oil Benefits

  • Contains anti-inflammatory compounds, including antioxidants
  • Naturally antiseptic and astringent
  • Helps tone, cleanse, and moisturize skin
  • Treats scalp conditions and may promote new hair growth
  • Soothes upset stomachs and provides relief from gas and bloating
  • May help provide relief from PMS symptoms and menstrual cramps
  • May help regulate blood sugar levels
  • May help promote respiratory health for better breathing and less congestion
  • Neutralizes bacteria and odor-causing germs
  • Helps release muscle tension and relax stiff, aching joints
  • Promotes mental clarity, focus, and reduces anxiety
  • Sweet, aromatic scent of peppery black licorice is perfect for diffusers and diffuser blends

Fennel Seed Essential Oil Uses

  • Dilute with a carrier oil and massage onto the abdomen to alleviate stomach aches and cramps, as well as digestive issues like bloating, gas, and constipation. May help regulate blood sugar and promote weight loss.
  • Add 2-3 drops to a warm bath with Epsom salt to help balance hormones and relieve symptoms of PMS, including menstrual cramps. Also soothes and relaxes sore, tired muscles.
  • Inhale or diffuse to promote better respiratory health. Fennel Essential Oil benefits include medicinal properties that help loosen and expel mucus, acting as a natural expectorant for bronchial illness and sinus congestion.
  • Use topically in DIY skincare or beauty products as a natural toner, makeup remover, and exfoliating moisturizer. The antioxidant properties of Fennel Seed Essential Oil also help reduce skin irritation and may reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Blend with a carrier oil or conditioner to make a hydrating hair mask to treat dandruff, scalp irritation, excess oily, and thinning hair. May help restore hair’s thickness and shine while stimulating the growth of new, stronger hair follicles.
  • Great for diffusers, room sprays, natural cleaning products, dish soaps and hand soaps, and more. Antimicrobial properties help neutralize bacteria and other germs, while the pleasurable aroma promotes mental clarity, emotional stability, and better focus.

Fennel Seed Essential Oil Recipes

Fennel Seed Oil Tummy Rub

When you or your family experience tummy troubles, try this calming Tummy Rub for natural relief without harsh chemicals or artificial ingredients.

  • 1/4 cup Fractionated Coconut Oil (FCO)
  • 8-10 drops Fennel Seed Essential Oil

Instructions: Mix oils together, then apply a small amount to the tips of your fingers and gently massage onto your abdominal region in slow circles. Massage as needed for relief from gas, bloating, cramps, or other stomach aches. Repeat as needed until discomfort subsides. Put leftover oil blend in a glass jar or bottle and store in a cool, dark place.

  • Botanical Name: Foeniculum Vulgare
  • Country of Origin: Hungary/Bulgaria*
  • Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
  • Plant Part: Seeds
  • Aroma: Peppery, Sweet, Black Licorice 
  • Consistency: Oily Liquid

Blends Well With: Lavender, Lemon, Rosemary, Peppermint, Ginger Root, Juniper Berry

Popular Fennel Seed Essential Oil Blends: Tummy Rub, Skin Tone, and Revitalize

*Some of our oils have multiple countries of origin. To confirm which country your specific bottle of oil originates from, please consult its GC/MS test at click here.

Keep out of reach of children. Do not use on children younger than 6 years old. Do not use if pregnant or breastfeeding. Always dilute and patch test prior to topical use, as skin sensitivity may occur.

Practice safe diffusing:

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  • What are some Fennel Essential Oil benefits?

  • Can I use the oil of Fennel Seeds for hair growth?

    When properly diluted, you can apply Fennel Seed Essential Oil directly to the scalp to help control excess oil (also known as sebum) and stimulate follicles. This may result in reduced hair loss, as well as growth of new hair that’s thicker, stronger, and shinier.

  • What are Fennel Seed Oil benefits for skin?

    As a natural astringent, Fennel Seed Oil benefits for skin include brightening and toning, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, reducing redness, and naturally treating acne and other blemishes. Fennel Seed Essential Oil is also great in makeup removers, hydrating face masks, and exfoliants.

  • How do I use Fennel Seed Essential Oil for stomach aches?

    To use Fennel Seed Essential Oil to naturally treat stomach aches or other digestive issues like gas and bloating, dilute in a carrier oil and then gently massage into the abdominal area until symptoms subside. Inhaling the aroma of Fennel Seed Essential Oil in a diffuser or room spray may also help reduce nausea.