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Star Anise Essential Oil

Product Code: EOA01
Star Anise essential oil, has a beautiful, fresh, sweet, spicy, liquorice-like aroma. It is widely used in aromatherapy for its carminative, digestive, stimulant and diuretic properties.
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  • Species: Illicium verum
  • Plant family: Illiciaceae
  • Origin: China
  • Note: Middle to Base
  • Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
  • Star Anise has a beautiful, fresh, sweet, spicy, liquorice-like aroma. It is produced from the seeds of an unusual fruit which grows on a small oriental tree. The fruit is, as the name suggests, is star shaped, radiating between five and ten pointed sections, about eight on average. These hard sections are seed pods. The star-shaped fruit is picked before it can ripen, and dried and the oil is usually extracted from the seed via steam distillation. 

    In folklore Anise was believed to protect and was supposed to avert the Evil Eye. In modern aromatherapy Star Anise is used for its carminative, digestive, stimulant and diuretic properties. It is also useful for skin conditions, to combat stress related fatigue and to improve women's wellbeing.

    Safety Note:
    No toxicity reported but if using for the first time or if you have sensitive skin spot test first
     
    Skin:
    It is antiseptic and anti-fungal and can be helpful in children's shampoos as it repels insects
     
    Mind:
    Stimulates and aids concentration, relieves stress-related fatigue and can have a positive effect on the libido
     
    Body:
    It is often used as a breath freshener and it can help to settle a nervous tummy. It also makes a popular addition to blends for aches and pains and has an affinity with the female cycle.
     
    Blends well with:
    Cedarwood, Lime and Spearmint


    Principle Constituents:

    a-pinene, camphene, B-pinene, linalool, cis-anethole, trans-anethole, safrole, anisaldehyde, acetoanisole

    Allergens known to be present in this oil:

    Limonene 3%, Linalool 1.5%.

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