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Star Anise – Essential Oil (Illicum verum)


SKU: 15221

The oil was first extracted from the anise seed during the Renaissance, which created new ways for anise to be used, especially as scientists began isolating homeopathic compounds from the oil produced by the seeds. Anise oil’s aroma is fresh, sweet, spicy, and licorice-like. Anise is considered one of the most beneficial herbs for healing, thanks to the nutrients from the seeds and the oil distilled from them.

The antibacterial properties of anise oil may be a treatment option for certain strains of bacteria. Anise seed essential oil has been used effectively against certain species of cockroaches, weevils, and beetles, but it is most effective against mosquitos.

This oil has sedative effects easing anxiety, stress, and nervousness. Its tranquilizing effect has been known to ease insomnia,

Blends well with  Bay, black pepper, ginger, and pine

How to use: It can be added to water to use as a cleaning product or can be mixed with a carrier oil and applied directly to cuts or wounds.

Add anise essential oil to lotions, potpourri, a diffuser, or a sachet to benefit from the restorative properties of the licorice-like scent, which can both energize and calm.

To aid in relieving arthritic pain, mix a few drops of anise with a carrier oil and massage onto the areas that cause pain to help boost circulation to the area.

Cautions* Aniseed oil should not be ingested at all due to its powerful nature. It is best to avoid aniseed oil if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Always dilute the oil with a carrier oil (like coconut, jojoba, or sweet almond oils).



This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease or illness. Please consult your health care provider before the use of this product if you are pregnant, nursing, taking medications or have a medical condition. Individual results may vary.


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