Essential oils Monographs

Fennel Essential oil Monograph

Fennel seeds were used by the Egyptians, Greeks, and Roman to give strength; however, Fennel’s popularity is linked to the fact that it was used to suppress appetite when trying to lose weight. Modern science has actually confirmed that Fennel seeds oil support healthy circulation eliminates fluid retention and therefore is very effective in controlling early stage cellulite and fight fluid retention. It is truly powerful detox oil that needs to be used in low doses. Fennel is also very useful for cough and works within minutes in calming the digestive system and fight gassy tummies and indigestion.


Botanical Name: Foeniculum vulgaris

Method of Extraction: Steam distillation from the seeds

Color: Colorless

Aroma: Sweet, almost peppery, earthy

Yield: 2% – 4%

Blends well with:  Bergamot, black pepper, cardamom, cypress, fir, geranium, ginger, grapefruit, juniper, lavender, lemon, mandarin, marjoram, niaouli, orange, pine, ravensara, rose, rosemary, sandalwood, tangerine, ylang-ylang, cedarwood

Therapeutic properties: Analgesic, antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antispasmodic, aperitif, carminative, depurative, digestive, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, galactagogue, laxative, stimulant, stomachic, tonic, vermifuge


To calm nerves, promote sleep burn 2-5 drops every 5 hours.

Cellulite and fluid retention – add 3 drops of Fennel to 5 ml of carrier oil (body or foot massage) or combine with 3 Geranium and 3 Cedarwood and add to warm bath.

In the case of indigestion, IBS, bloating 2 drops of Fennel, 2 drops of Peppermint and 1 of Ginger in 5 ml of a carrier or as compress will work within a few minutes.

Use this oil in moderation