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 and that it warded off evil spirits.
Cautions: Avoid if pregnant. Otherwise, please consult a physician prior to using this essential oil. A skin test is recommended prior to using this oil, as it may cause skin irritation in some individuals. Dilute well before use; for external use only. Contact with eyes should be avoided. Due to the presence of phototoxic properties in this oil, exposure to the sun must be avoided after application to the skin.
Certified Organics: This Organic Oil is NOP Certified. The National Organic Program develops, implements, and administers national production, handling, and labeling standards for organic agricultural products. The QAI also accredits the certifying agents (foreign and domestic) who inspect organic production and handling operations to certify that they meet USDA standards.
Botanical Name: Foeniculum vulgare
Anethol: 67 - 75%
Plant Part: Seeds
Processing Method: Steam Distilled
Description / Color / Consistency: Pale yellow – yellow / Thin liquid
Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma: Fennel Organic Essential Oil has top note and a similar scent to that of Black Licorice with medium strength aroma.