Do you like the smell of licorice? Sambuca a real treat? Then you'll absolutely love Anise Essential Oil. It smells just like old fashioned licorice.
This oil is prized for it's ability to mask odours making it a great choice when making soaps for hunters or fisherman.
Common Name(s): Anise Star
Botanical Name(s): Illicium Verum
INCI Name: Illicium verum (anise) oil
Common Extraction Method: Steam distillation of the seeds.
Plant Origin: Mainly China and to a lesser extent India, Greece, Egypt, Mexico and Spain.
Physical Description: Clear to pale yellow liquid with a thin consistancy.
Aromatic Description: Strong, warm, sweet, spicy, licorice-like scent.
Properties & Benefits: Has antiseptic and insect repellant properties. Thought to be beneficial for muscular aches and pains, coughs and colds. Anise has very powerful masking properties.
Blends well with: Rose, lavender, orange, pine, spices, rosewood, cedarwood, fennel and mandarin
Cautions: Illicium Verum is generally non-irritating but in large doses, it is considered a narcotic that slows down circulation. Use in moderation. Best avoided while pregnant. Do not confuse with Japanese Star Anise (Illicium anisatum) which is highly poisonous.
This information is provided for reference use only and is not meant to substitute the advice of a licensed health care professional.