Anise Star Oil
Anise Star Essential Oil has an aroma similar to black licorice. Star Anise Oil can be useful in diffuser and inhaler blends intended to help ease bronchitis, colds and the flu.
Star Anise Essential Oil may also be helpful in aromatherapy blends that are intended to help digestion and muscular aches or pains. Anise Star essential oil is believed to be helpful during a woman’s normal transition to menopause.
This oil is also helpful in relieving the feeling of having over-indulged at the dinner table. Anise Star can help smooth out the discomfort and fullness of a “bloated/tight tummy.”
Anise Star Oil (Illicium verum) is sometimes confused with Anise Oil (Pimpinella anisum) because both have similar names, both possess a similar aroma and both have similar, but not completely identical properties.
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Botanical Name: Illicium verum
Country of Origin: China
Application: Aromatically & Topically | Neat
Plant Part: Seed
Extraction Method: Steam
Aromatic Description: spicy-sweet characteristic licorice scent.
Main Chemical Components: (E)-ANETHOLE, LIMONENE, METHYL CHAVICOL (estagole)
Safe for Kids: No
Cautions: Star Anise oil is estrogenic and therefore should not be used in pregnancy, breastfeeding, endometriosis, and estrogen-sensitive cancers. We recommend a maximum dilution of 1.75%.
For a nice pick-me-up, diffuse 3 drops of Star Anise, 2 drops of Lemon and 1 drop of Peppermint. This same blend of oils in two teaspoons of carrier oil applied to the abdomen is also helpful with calming occasional digestive upset or a queasy stomach.
Night time blend: 4 parts Orange, 3 parts Anise, 3 parts Cedarwood, 3 parts Neroli, 2 parts Chamomile. Blend with a carrier oil for a massage, or drop into a hot bath.
Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with Carrier Oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.
The International Federation of Aromatherapists does not recommend that Essential Oils be taken internally unless under the supervision of a Medical Doctor who is also qualified in clinical Aromatherapy. All cautions listed for individual oils do not include those cautions from ingestion.
This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Bottles are filled by volume. Some bottle sizes may not be filled to the top but do contain the volume of oil specified.
1. Fall Dreams Roller Blend
The sweet aroma of this blend is just a dream, make this roller recipe today.
3 drops Anise Star Essential Oil
3 drops Sweet Orange essential oil
2 drops Roman Chamomile
10 ml Roller Bottle
Directions: Add essential oils to the bottle, fill the rest of the bottle with jojoba oil. Place roller top on and roll back and forth between your palms to mix oils together. Be sure to label the bottle. 4% dilution, good for occasional use.
2. Move Easy Massage Oil
Use this blend of pain relieving essential oils to ease discomforts.
4 drops Anise Star Essential Oil
3 drops Cardamom Oil
3 drops Copaiba essential oil
2 drops Sweet Orange essential oil
1 oz Jojoba Oil or Trauma Oil
1 oz Lotion Pump Bottle
Directions: Add all ingredients into the glass essential oil bottle. Use trauma oil if you have it, jojoba oil will work well too. Place pump top on and roll bottle between palms of hands to mix well. 12 drops in 1 oz of carrier oil is 2% dilution.
3. Winter Warmth Diffuser Blend
Star anise creates a warming atmosphere, try this recipe even if it isn't winter.
3 drops Anise Star Essential Oil
3 drops Cedarwood Essential Oil
2 drops Clary Sage essential oil
Directions: Add essential oils to a diffuser with the recommended water amount.
4. Re-balanced Energy Body Oil
Here is a lovely body oil blend, try applying after your shower for uplifting.
6 drops Anise Star Essential Oil
5 drops Frankincense Carteri essential oil
5 drops Lavender essential oil
4 drops Cedarwood Essential Oil
4 drops Sweet Orange essential oil
2 oz Jojoba Oil
2 oz Glass Pump Bottle
Directions: Add ingredients to the glass essential oil bottle. Place pump top on and shake the bottle to blend oils together. 24 drops in 2 oz of carrier oil is 2% dilution.
5. Cough Soothing Steam
Inhale the star anise steam to help a cough.
2 drops Anise Star Essential Oil
Bowl of steaming water
Directions: Add essential oil drops to a steaming bowl of water and inhale the steam. Keep face at a comfortable distance back to avoid burning from steam.