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The aroma of Sweet Fennel is sweet and anise-like.
Common Name: Fennel, Sweet
Plant Part: Seed
Form: Essential Oil
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.