Product Abstract: Also known as Common Fennel, Fennel is an erect growing perennial herb native to southern Europe and the Mediterranean area. Reaching a height of 1.5 meters (approximately 4.5 feet), the plant has yellow flowers. Bitter Fennel was known as fenkle in the Middle Ages, from the Latin foenum meaning 'hay'. The ancients believed it gave one longevity, courage and strength, as well as warded off evil spirits.
Cautions: This Essential Oil has phototoxic properties and exposure to the sun must be avoided after application to the skin. Due to their presence, please consult a physician prior to using this oil. Dilute well before use; May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.
NOTE: This oil may form crystals during transit or storage. Gentle warming in a hot water bath and stirring may be required.
Storage: It is recommended that oils packaged in metal containers (for safe shipping) be transferred into dark glass containers to maintain freshness and attain maximum shelf life.
NOTICE: This product contains a component which is listed under California Proposition 65. California residents will receive this product labeled accordingly.
IMPORTANT: All New Directions Aromatics (NDA) products are for external use only unless otherwise indicated. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, and it should not be used by anyone who is pregnant or under the care of a medical practitioner. Please refer to our policies for further details, and our disclaimer below.
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Rating: I really enjoy mixing this with aniseed - so delish! Great in my digestion blends, very soothing, & all around just refreshing. I use in my tooth care products, mouth washes and also in a hair loss tonic
By:Scott-Kimberly, Hamilton, Indiana Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 18-Sep-2014
Rating: I love sweet fennel oil. It is wonderful and sweet and appeals to both men and women. I use this in my beer soap and it is quite popular. Just remember - seriously! - a little goes a long way. Also a better buy for facial care and mature skin than the sharper smelling anise.
By:Jennifer, Moon Township, Pennsylvania Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 26-Oct-2010
Rating: Love this oil! It feels fantastic on my skin in creams. It smells softer than anise in the licorice department. A great buy.
By:Kelly, North Babylon, New York Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 21-Jan-2012
Rating: POWERFULL! This one is no joke so use sparingly in a blend or it will wipe all the others out. Even the stronger EOs don't stand a chance. I love this for it's real-ness. No big twists here, straight forward big fennel scent. Great for self esteem and courage moments. Thanks ND, you never disappoint!
By:Jaipreet, Livermore, California Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Oct-2011
Rating: I usually don't go for liquorice smell. But this oil is the real thing! Love it!
By:Manon, Rawdon, Quebec Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: This Fennel smells amazing! It does smell a bit like a mild black licorice, but I've found that even people who don't like the smell of anise like this. It's not incredibly versatile as EOs go, but I made a foot cream with this as the main EO, and it smelled absolutely divine and got lots of compliments. Great for keeping my feet feeling fresh and clean all day. Love it!
By:Lauretta, San Diego, California Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 19-Jun-2010
Rating: This is a nice, sweet, pungent EO that reminds me a little of black licorique. Kind of like anise but milder. Can't wait to see how it mixes!
By:Brandy, Davenport, Iowa Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 15-Feb-2010
Rating: I take a drop or 2 of fennel, oregano, and basil essential oils and mix with 4 ounces of olive oil. Use a spoon or two of this to taste in your next pot of spaghetti sauce! You can omit the fennel if you like but it adds an italian sausage taste which my freinds and family lve. Dont try using these oils in your food without diluting first! 1 extra drop of oregano can ruin your whole dinner!
By:Barbara, N Ft Myers, Florida
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 27-Jan-2009
Rating: Smells just like licorice! Very nice :D
By:Leslie, Lexington, Kentucky Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 14-May-2009
Rating: I love to mix sweet fennel with orange, clove and peppermint....yummy. not only does this smell great...sweet fennel helps me with pms and menstrual difficulties.
By:Sara, Turlock, California
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 02-Oct-2008
Rating: Great quality oil with a sweet, licorice-like aroma. Fantastic in weight loss blends in very small amounts - a little goes a long way.
By:Karen, Spring Hill, Florida Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 04-Dec-2007
Rating: A wonderful smelling fennel. Makes my mouth water!
I use it extensively for hot flashes, along with geranium.
Rating: I am a hair stylist and have just received my essential oils from New Directions.
Last night, I had been suffering from a recurring pain in my wrist . I was viewing the New Directions website and just happened to have a bottle of Fennel Sweet on my desk.
I decided, for some unforeseen reason, to apply fennel sweet to my wrist.
In an instant, the pain disappeared! Being a sceptic I could not believe it. I had a warm and cold sensation for just a couple of minutes.
I am passing this valuable information on to my clients and other stylists.
By:Leeann, Petitcodiac, New Brunswick Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: Do NOT use if you have or for anyone with liver disease, or on babies under 12 months old. Do not use if you have endometriosis or ovarian cancer.
This again is great NDA quality.
Regulates menstrual cycle.
Diuretic effect and sometimes used in cellulitis and other circulation problems.
By:Joely, Topeka, Kansas Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 15-Nov-2006
Rating: Great quality and excellent price.
By:Paula, Morgantown, Pennsylvania Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 01-Feb-2006
Rating: Great for 'dieting blends', sweet fennel was used in ancient times to ward off evil spirits. The essential oil is for EXTERNAL USE ONLY and it should always be diluted with a suitable carrier oil before applying to the skin. It is non-toxic and non-irritant but with possible sensitization in some individuals. Do not use if pregnant. Do not use if epileptic. Use for abdominal cramps, anorexia, asthma, bronchitis, cellulitis, children's ailments, menopausal problems, milk stimulation, nausea, mature skin, rheumatism, women's ailments. (Also known as Anethum foeniculum, Fenkel, Foeniculum officinale, Foeniculum capillaceum.)
By:Candice, Sarasota, Florida Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 29-Jan-2006
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Please note, the International Federation of Aromatherapists do not recommend that Essential Oils be taken internally unless under the supervision of a Medical Doctor who is also qualified in clinical Aromatherapy. In addition, Essential Oils must be properly diluted before use in order to avoid any damages to property or adverse physical effects (including injury or bodily harm).