What are essential oils? Essential oils are potent little magic oils. These are the substances extracted through steam distillation from the roots, stalks, flowers, leaves, or fruits of the plant and have numerous and powerful therapeutic and healing properties. These oils evaporate easily and reactive to sunlight, so kept in dark bottles. They are highly concentrated. Essential oils have a chemical structure that is similar to that found in human cells and tissues so works great in aromatherapy. How are they used? Can be used in 4 ways Water bath: Few drops can be added to water for bathing or soaking feet and hands Steaming and inhalation: 4-5 drops in a litre of water for steaming. Diffuser: Can be used in diffusers to create an aromatic atmosphere and perfume your room. Massage: Blended in carrier oils like almond, jojoba, sesame, avocado and then massaged. 6 drops of essential oil in 10ml of carrier oil. Top benefits of Fennel Seed Essential Oil: 1. Fennel oil is an effective worm destroyer. 2. The essential oil of fennel has certain compounds which contribute to its antiseptic properties. By virtue of this property, Fennel Oil can protect wounds from becoming septic. 3. Spasms can be fatal if not treated properly. Spasms are unwanted and abnormal contractions in respiratory tracts, intestines, muscles, or nerves, resulting in continuous coughing, hiccups, acute pain and pulling sensation in the intestines, cramps, muscle pulls, convulsions, or epileptic attacks. If not treated in time, a patient may have acute pain in the intestines or may run out of breath in cases of coughs and hiccups and could even die. Fennel essential oil has a relaxing effect on nerves, muscles, intestines and the respiratory system and pacifies spasmodic attacks, giving quick relief for the previously mentioned situations. 4. The properties of fennel oil like emenagogue, galactogogue and diuretic are due to a single property of this oil, its stimulating quality. Being a stimulant, it promotes all the activities going on inside the body. It stimulates the brain and neural activity, nervous system, secretions from endocrine and exocrine glands (including the secretion of milk, sebum, sweat, tears, urine and discharges during menses), digestive system and excretory system. This stimulating effect also helps to overcome fatigue, dizziness and depression.