*Fennel Seed - Foeniculum vulgare var. vulgare/Spain/Fruit. There are two varieties of fennel that produce essential oil, sweet fennel and common or bitter fennel. This common fennel is similar to sweet fennel in aroma, but has more of a camphor-like, earthy note. Aromatherapy benefits: nurturing, supportive, restorative.

Fennel, Sweet - Foeniculum vulgare var. dulce/Spain/Fruit. Sweet fennel oil has a very sweet, earthy, anise-like aroma due to its primary constituent, anethole. Sweet fennel usually contains more anethole than bitter fennel oil. Aromatherapy benefits: nurturing, supportive, restorative.

Fir Needle, Siberian - Abies sibirica/Russia, Austria/Needle and Twig. It has a fresh, balsamic aroma reminiscent of a pine forest. It is used extensively in perfumery in masculine, woodsy scents. Lavender, pine, spruce, citrus, rosemary and juniper berry oils all blend especially well with this essential oil. Aromatherapy benefits: elevating, refreshing.

Frankincense - Boswellia carteri/Somalia, Ethiopia/Gum Resin. Various species of frankincense trees grow wild throughout Western India, Northeastern Africa and Southern Saudi Arabia. The oil is distilled from the gum resin that oozes from incisions made in the bark of the trees. The oil is spicy, balsamic, green-lemon-like and peppery. It modifies the sweetness of citrus oils such as orange and bergamot. It is also the base for incense type perfumes and is important in Oriental, floral, spice and masculine scents. Aromatherapy benefits: calming, visualizing, meditative.