To support a slow sluggish digestive system and to alleviate digestive problems, you can dilute 1 drop of Fennel oil with 3 drops of a carrier oil and massage in a clockwise rotation over the abdomen. You could also add 1 drop to water or food or take it in a veggie capsule.
Fennel oil is great for the skin. It has strong cleansing and toning properties. It tones facial muscles and restores moisture to the skin, and reduces wrinkles and eye bags on the face. You can make a fennel cleanser for oily skin by adding 2-3 drops Fennel oil to a tablespoon of jojoba oil and applying it to your face. Hold a hot washcloth over your face a few seconds before rinsing your face.
Fennel Oil helps prevent abnormal contractions in the body known as spasms which are known to affect the respiratory and intestinal tracts, muscles and nerves and cause acute pain, cramps, muscle pulls and convulsion. Try adding 1-2 drops Fennel oil to a carrier oil and massaging to provide much needed relief to the affected areas.
Applying Fennel Oil to open wounds and cuts protects them from becoming irritated.
Put a drop of Fennel under your tongue to help fight sweet tooth cravings.
Fennel Oil increases the frequency of urination and the quantity of urine, thus helping not only remove excess water, sodium, uric acid, bile salts and other toxic elements from the body, but also proper blood pressure, cleansing the kidneys and reducing fat. Take 1-2 drops in a veggie capsule once or twice a day for three or four days.
Fennel oil is a good laxative and benefits in occasional constipation. However, unlike synthetic laxatives, it has no side effects and can be used regularly. You can take a drop or two in a veggie capsule daily, or add 1-2 drops of Fennel oil to warm water or tea, stir, and drink.
Fennel oil has proven to be effective in providing relief from the depositions of mucus and phlegm that leads to congestion. Try adding 2-3 drops to a steam inhaler and breathe deeply. You can also make Fennel tea by adding 2-3 drops Fennel oil to steeping tea, and flavor with honey if desired.
Fennel oil can be used to help boost the milk supply for breastfeeding mothers. It is great combined with basil for this purpose. Drink 1 drop of each oil in water or tea every 2 hours until supply increase. You can also apply 2 drops of each, diluted, to the outside of breasts after each feeding.
Fennel oil can be used in many cooking and baking recipes. Try adding 1-2 drops Fennel oil to your salad dressing, or in your homemade Marinara sauce. Add 1 drop of Fennel Oil to desserts for an additional depth of flavor.
If you are feeling sluggish or bloated, take Fennel oil internally, as it may help to promote healthy metabolism, liver function, and circulation.* When taken internally, Fennel essential oil may also help support the health of the lungs and respiratory tract.* To take Fennel oil internally, add a few drops to water or another beverage, or add 1–2 drops in a doTERRA Veggie Capsule.
Need an extra push to get things done? Diffusing Fennel essential oil can help give you the sense of focus needed to be productive. To take advantage of the energizing aroma of Fennel oil, diffuse in your home or office to encourage a productive day.
In ancient Rome, warriors were said to have eaten Fennel to prepare them for war, and make them strong. Like the Romans, you can easily apply the energizing and confidence-building benefits of Fennel oil in your everyday life. To promote feelings of courage and confidence, put one to two drops of Fennel essential oil in the palm and inhale.