Fennel Essential Oil: Properties, Uses, Composition and Safety

Oil Name: Fennel Essential Oil

Botanical Name: Foeniculum vulgare

Oil Overview

Fennel essential oil has a spicy, sweet and woody scent and its colour is clear to pale yellow having light consistency.

Oil Sources

Originating in France, it is extracted using steam distillation process.

Essential or Carrier Oil?

Essential Oil

Chemical Content

Anethole, Myrcene, Cineole, Eugenol, Methyl Chavicol, Thymol, Limonene, Phellandrene, Alpha Terpene, Pinene, Fenchone, Geraniol.


Spicy, Woodsy

Therapeutic Properties:

Antiseptic, Anti-spasmodic, Antitoxic, Carminative, Depurative, Diuretic, Expectorant, Laxative, Splenic, Stimulant, Stomachic, Vermifuge

Possible Uses

Bruising, Cellulite, Flatulence, Mouth Ulcers, Nausea, Water Retention


Irritant to Sensitive Skin, Photosensitivity: Avoid Sun, Pregnancy: Not suitable for pregnant mothers

Detail of Warnings

It may cause skin irritation.
Dilute it well before use.
Avoid use in sun.
Avoid using during pregnancy.

Compatible Combination Oils

Cedarwood, Lavender, Lemon, Marjoram, Pine, Rosemary, Thyme


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