Fennel is traditionally used to clean out the liver, kidneys, intestines, clear flatulence and constipation, purifying the skin on a deep level that may even help reduce cellulite.
Fennel has phytoestrogens, where the skin in concerned this is a great gift from nature for mature skin. These phytoestrogens behave like oestrogen in the skin, encouraging the skin to produce more collagen and elastin, therefore doing a daily face massage with an oil containing sweet fennel will promote elasticity and firmer skin.
Also due to the oestrogenic action, sweet fennel is a very useful oil to aid in coping with the symptoms of menopause and premenstrual tension.
For those wanting to give their body a full detox in and out we suggest drinking fennel tea and massaging their entire body head to toe in a sweet fennel and jojoba blend, and then get into a salty bath for 20 minutes.
MAIN THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS: Anti-galactagogue (slows secretion of breast milk), antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, depurative, oestrogenic, rubefacient, tonic.
CONTRAINDICATIONS: Do not use neat on the skin. Avoid in pregnancy and epilepsy.