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Fennel, Sweet Essential Oil
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The aroma of Sweet Fennel is sweet and anise-like.

Botanical Name: Foeniculum vulgare Mill.dulce

Common Name: Fennel, Sweet

Plant Part: Seed

Form: Essential Oil

Family: Apiaceae

Synonyms: Wild Fennel, Sweet Fennel, Finochio, Foeniculum vulgare

Origin: Native to the Mediterranean, it has naturalized throughout the warmer temperate parts of the world. It is commonly cultivated in Europe for both food and for the essential oil.

Botanical Description: Tall feathery leafed plant that grows up to 6-8 feet in height. The yellow flowers are produced in large umbels.

Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled

Aroma Profile: Sweet Fennel has a top note that is sweet, peppery and anise-like. The middle note is warm, sweet and aromatic, and the dry out note is woody and sweet.

Major Constituents: Anethole, limonene, alpha-pinene, myrcene, gamma-terpinene, fenchone, methyl chavicol, and fenchyl acetate

Common Adulterants: Less expensive then Anise it can be used as an adulterated for Anise oil. Star Anise, less expensive then both, can also be used to adulterate either one.

Regulatory Status: GRAS 182.20

Aroma Benefits: warming, cleansing, purifying, refreshing, mood-lifting, uplifting

Blends Well With: Spicy oils like clove and cardamom as well as with some floral oils like rose absolute.

Safety Data: Potentially sensitizing and mildly irritating. Considered non toxic on the skin but is considered

How To Enjoy: A common ingredient in natural toothpastes and oral remedies, fennel is both freshening and refreshing. It has a soothing, cleansing and toning effect on the skin. Nice in diffusers when you are looking for a pleasant, comforting aroma.

Liquor Color: Clear to very pale yellow.

Directories: Essential Oils

Description: The aroma of Sweet Fennel is sweet and anise-like.

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