This essential oil is sweet, but not in the normal sense of the word – it’s peculiarly sweet. How’s that for an intriguing description? The sweetness of dōTERRA® Fennel is not a syrupy sweetness that makes you think of cupcakes and frosting. On the contrary, it’s comparable to the natural sweetness of licorice. Amazingly enough, a drop of Fennel in your glass of water, tea, or green juice may actually help curb those overpowering cravings for sweets. How can this be? Well, the primary chemical constituent of Fennel is actually many times sweeter than sugar, so it can trick the body into thinking it’s indulging in a calorie-loaded sweet treat. Think of it as a kind deception to help you crave healthier things!