Fennel Seed Oil, Some Uses

Fennel Seed Oil, Some Uses

Fennel Seed oil (Foeniculum vulgare miller) is fascinating. The seeds have a long history of use as a digestive aid and the oil is one of the best detoxifying agents. The scent is like black licorice, full of revitalizing warmth.

Aromatic influences: Longevity, courage, and purification. Restorative, balancing and comforting. Protecting, warming and grounding.

Combines well with:

Geranium, Lavender, Rose, Sandalwood, Black Pepper, Rosemary, Lemon, Eucalyptus Radiata, Celery Seed

Ways to use it

  • Don’t use during pregnancy or for someone who has epilepsy.
  • Is excellent for treating digestive problems and can be taken internally.
  • Can act as an appetite stimulant.
  • Gives you the strength to take action.
  • Good urinary tract antiseptic.
  • G.R.A.S.
  • A warm Fennel Seed compress on the forehead can help relieve insomnia.
  • Improves stamina and helps you follow chosen path.
  • To encourage positive thinking, vaporize 3 drops Fennel Seed and 3 drops Orange.
  • To balance mood swings, take a bath with 2 drops Fennel and 4 drops Palmarosa dissolved in 1 tablespoon Jojoba.
  • Mainly you should inhale the scent and see how it makes you feel. That’s a great way to get started. And have fun with it!


Here are a few recipes involving Fennel Seed. To check for more, you can click on Fennel Seed in the tagged section at the end of the article. That will show you all articles mentioning it.

*Please note: With any recipe’s involving bath or massage blends, always test on a small part of your skin first before using all over your body. Please be sure your skin can handle the blend before being covered in it.

Facial Sauna

  • 2 drops Fennel Seed
  • 2 drops Lavender
  • 2 drops Lemon
  • 2 drops Orange

Mix oils together and pour blend into a bowl of steaming water. Hold face over bowl. For best results, drape a towel over head to contain healing moisture. Especially good for normal to oily skin. (2)

Stress Reduction Aroma Lamp Blend

  • 9 drops Roman Chamomile
  • 6 drops Cinnamon Bark
  • 5 drops Fennel Seed

Add to an aroma lamp. Inhale vapors for best results. Can also be used in a diffuser. (9)

Stress Reliever Bath Blend

  • 4 drops Allspice
  • 4 drops Rosemary
  • 3 drops Fennel Seed
  • 2 drops Cypress
  • 2 drops Red Mandarin
  • 1 teaspoon F.C.O.

Dilute essential oils in F.C.O. Add to warm/hot bath right before entering. Bathe for 20-30 minutes. (9)

Relieve Severe PMS Massage Blend

  • 4 drops Marjoram
  • 2 drops Fennel Seed
  • 4 drops Sandalwood
  • 1 tablespoon F.C.O.

Massage into abdomen using slow, upward strokes. Use every day during last week of cycle. (10)

Relaxing Foot Bath

  • 5 drops Petitgrain
  • 4 drops Lemon
  • 3 drops Fennel Seed
  • 2 drops Cinnamon Bark
  • 1 drop Melissa
  • 1 teaspoon F.C.O.

Dilute essential oils in F.C.O. first. Fill a basin with warm/hot water, add oils, swirl water to disperse the oils and immerse feet. Relax for at least 15 minutes. (9)

Clarify Oily or Mature Skin

  • 4 drops Fennel Seed
  • 4 drops Frankincense
  • 2 drops Rose
  • 4 teaspoons F.C.O.

Add all together and apply to face nightly.

Massage to Ease Hormonal Mood Swings

  • 2 drops Rose
  • 4 drops Fennel Seed
  • 4 drops Orange
  • 1 tablespoon F.C.O.

Apply blend to abdomen, using clockwise motions. Use every night before going to bed. (10)

Your thoughts

Now please share with us. Have you used Fennel Seed oil? Are you excited to try it? Let us know! Put a note in the comment section below.


  1. Natural Home Spa by Sian Rees
  2. Seasons of Aromatherapy by Judith Fitzsimmons and Paula M. Bousquet
  3. The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils: The Complete Guide to the Use of Oils in Aromatherapy & Herbalism by Julia Lawless
  4. Medical Aromatherapy: Healing with Essential Oils by Kurt Schnaubelt
  5. The Art of Aromatherapy: The Healing and Beautifying Properties of the Essential Oils of Flowers and Herbs by Robert B. Tisserand
  6. The Encyclopedia of Aromatherapy by Chrissie Wildwood
  7. The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Worwood
  8. The Aromatherapy Bible: The Definitive Guide to Using Essential Oils by Gill Farrer-Halls
  9. 500 Formulas for Aromatherapy by Carol Schiller and David Schiller
  10. The Essential Oils Handbook: All the Oils You Will Ever Need for Health, Vitality, and Well-Being by Jennie Harding
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