Botanical Name: Foeniculum vulgare
Plant Part: Green parts and dried seeds
Processing Method: Steam Distilled
Product Description: The fennel-flower is a member of the buttercup family and produces aromatic seeds. It is a hardy, perennial, umbelliferous herb, with yellow flowers and feathery leaves, growing wild in most parts of temperate Europe and the Mediterranean. Fennel sweet essential oil is obtained by steam distillation of the crushed seeds, light yellow in colour and of a pourable viscosity. Fennel essential oil is extracted by steam distillation. This involves using the steam from boiling water to extract the essential oil from the plant. The heat from the steam causes the plant’s cell walls to open allowing the essential oil to be released.
Cautions: This Essential Oil has phototoxic properties and exposure to the sun must be avoided after application to the skin. Due to their presence, please consult a physician prior to using this oil. Dilute well before use; May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.
Storage: It is recommended that oils packaged in metal containers (for safe shipping), be transferred into dark glass containers to maintain freshness and attain maximum shelf life.
NOTE: This oil may form crystals during transit or storage. Gentle warming by stirring the closed bottle in hot water may be required.