Penny Price Aromatherapy

Anise Star Essential Oil

Anise Star Essential Oil

Latin Name: Illicium verum
Plant Family: Illicaceae
Extraction: Distillation of the fruit

Experience the stimulating power of Anise Star Essential Oil! Used for centuries in Chinese medicine for digestion and respiratory health. Aromatherapy favorite for muscular aches, coughs, and colds. Middle note that blends harmoniously with rose, lavender, orange, pine, and spice oils.

Anise Star essential oil is a pale yellow liquid with a warm, spicy, extremely sweet, liquorice-like aroma. Turns Yellow Brown with age, and has a rich herbaceous earthy body note. The fruit is distilled in its fresh green state, the oil having a similar though stronger aroma to Aniseed. 

Anise Star, Natural Pure Essential Oil - Available in 10ml, 25ml, 50ml & 100ml.

Historic Uses

Anise Star has been used for over 1300 years in Chinese medicine for its stimulating effect on the digestive system and for respiratory disorders. It is a widely known domestic spice. 

In aromatherapy, it is often used for muscular aches and pains, coughs and colds. 

Blends With 

Star Anise essential oil is a middle note and blends well with, rose, lavender, orange, pine and other spice oils. 

Safety Data

Anise Star Essential Oil Safety Data

  • Non-toxic, non-irritant
  • Not to be used during pregnancy or by diabetics. 
  • Keep essential oils out of the reach of children at all times.
  • Never remove a fixed dropper from a bottle of essential oil.
  • Do not apply directly to the skin without professional advice.
  • Do not ingest without professional advice. If oil is accidentally ingested, seek immediate medical assistance. 
  • Do not exceed stated doses. 
  • If splashed in the eyes, dab gently with olive oil on cotton wool. Water does NOT carry or dissolve essential oil. 
  • Remove essential oil from the hands by washing thoroughly with a mild detergent. This prevents transference to other parts of the body.
  • Do not assume that essential oils have the same properties as the plant from which it has been derived
How to Use

Essential oils are very powerful and should be used with caution. Here are a few tips that you may find useful, although we advise that you consult a fully qualified, registered aromatherapist who will be able to advise you on the safe methods of use. Why not give us a ring at 01455 251020 or email if you are unsure we will be happy to help.

Inhalation: Undiluted essential oils may be inhaled from a tissue or a pillow (4-6 drops). Alternatively, they can be inhaled from a bowl of hot water (3 or 4 drops) or a diffuser (see table below), but avoid this if asthmatic. Never inhale essential oils directly from the bottle.

Shampoo and Bath Foam: Create unique aromatherapy bath foams or shampoos by mixing up to 30 drops of your own essential oil blend into 100ml of a suitable bath foam base or shampoo base.

Skincare Cream: Essential oils can be added to vegetable-based creams and then developed into facial products or topical creams. Do not add more than 15 drops of essential oil to 50ml of your base cream.

Pregnancy: Essential oils are best avoided during the first months of pregnancy. After the third month, many oils can be used safely and effectively. If in doubt, always consult a qualified aromatherapist.

Bath, Massage, Vaporiser: See the table below, which gives the correct amounts to use depending on age, and a brief guide on how to use.

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