from the seeds of the Foeniculum vulgare plant, has a sweet herbal liquorice scent that is similar to aniseed oil.
It is used internally and externally for its carminative and anti-spasmodic properties that help to ease stomach cramps, wind, bloating, nausea and indigestion.
Fennel oil also has anti-septic, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, expectorant and analgesic properties and can be used to relieve skin conditions, sore muscles and joints, as well as congestion, bronchitis and coughs.
Use this essential oil aromatically to boost mental focus and clarity and increase productivity during the day.
Fennel oil can be taken internally to treat digestive symptoms or to add more flavor to food, but speak to your doctor to determine the right dose for you.
Add 3-5 drops of fennel essential oil to a carrier oil and apply it topically to soothe skin, muscles and joints. Rub it gently into the stomach and bottom of the feet to treat stomach discomfort and menstrual cramps.
Inhale this oil directly by adding 2-3 drops to an oil diffuser, or add 5 drops to a warm bath and soak in it for at least 10 minutes.