Botanical name: Foeniculum vulgare
Color: Clear to very pale yellow
Consistency: Thin liquid
Perfumery note: Top/middle
Related Planets/Deities: Mercury
Aroma: Mildly spicy, sweet, hints of licorice, slightly herbaceous
Energetic Properties: Protective, inspiring.
Aromatherapy Properties: A colorless to pale yellow mobile liquid with a very sweet, anise-like, slightly earthy-peppery scent. It blends well with geranium, lavender, rose, and sandalwood.
Spiritual Uses: Fennel has a long history of use in both magick and folklore; Roman soldiers were said to chew the seeds before battle, and the Greeks believed that the plant granted long life and fortitude. Being an herb of Mercury, Fennel is believed to make one wiser and improve the memory, and is a natural choice for helping one acquire spiritual/ magickal skill. It also may be employed to increase material success.
History: In classical myth, Prometheus used Fennel to steal fire from the gods, which he gave to humankind. Dionysus, the god of intoxication and mystery, is said to have created his wand from a giant fennel plant. The ancient Greeks fought the Battle of Marathon in a huge field of fennel. But fennel is perhaps best known as a culinary agent, figuring prominently in the cuisines of India, Italy, the Mediterranean, and some parts of the far East. Native to the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, the plant is now grown in many parts of the world.
Perfect for use with our Ceramic Oil Burners.