Star Anise Essential Oil

Illicium verum

  • Certified Organic Available
Studied Properties

APPEARANCE Colorless to pale yellow mobile Liquid

ODOR Characteristic, sweet, anise
SPECIFIC GRAVITY @20°C 0.975 – 0.994
REFRACTIVE INDEX @20°C 1.5525 - 1.5610

SOLUBILITY Insoluble In Water, Soluble In Ethyl Alcohol

Trans-anethole, Limonene, Linalool, P-anis aldehyde, estragole.

Linalool 78-70-6 <5%
Limonene 5989-27-5 <1%

Common Uses

Massage Oils, Creams, Lotions, Serums, Diffuser

Antioxidant, Anti-Inflammatory, Antimicrobial, Antiviral, Antifungal, Anti-Rheumatic, Anti-Epileptic, Antiseptic, Bronchitis, Coughing, Colic, Indigestion/Cramping, Colds, Flu, Sedative, Rheumatism, Increases The Circulation, Helpful With Easing Muscular Aches And Pains, Arthritis And Rheumatism, Antiseptic Properties, It Helps Prevent Infection Of Cuts And Wounds, Strengthen The Immune System Against Colds, It Can Be Helpful With Easing Hot Flashes Women In Menopause Often Suffer From. It Can Have A Sedative And Calming Effect On The Nerves Helping In Times Of Anxiety, Anger, Depression And Stress. 

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Star anise is an evergreen tree. Its origin is in Southern China. The name Star Anise comes from the star-shaped seed pod that houses the distinctive seed. The pods are sun-dried and then steam distilled to extract the essential oil. The history of Star Anise Oil dates back over 1,400 years where traditionally it was and still is used in Chinese medicine for its positive effects on the respiratory and digestive systems. 
This oil has a very sweet-spicy licorice scent, strong and potent, which has made it popular for scented soaps, cosmetics and perfumery. 

Our Star Anise essential oil has an intensely spicy-sweet, pungent, warm, licorice-like aroma, with a deep balsamic-woody undertone. Illicium verum - native to southeast China, Vietnam, India and Japan - is an evergreen tree that bears star-shaped fruits. A popular ingredient in aperitifs, Star Anise was brought to Europe by English navigators in the 1500s and was soon indispensable for flavoring liqueurs in France, Germany and Italy. Pernod, Pastis, Galliano and Ouzo are four of the more familiar star anise-flavoured liqueurs that are notable for turning cloudy or milky white when water is added or poured over ice. Trans-anethole is the predominant chemical constituent in Star Anise and accounts for its licoricey-like scent. A phenylpropene derivative, trans-anethole is only slightly soluble in water but exhibits high solubility in ethanol. 

More about Star Anise Essential Oil

Studied Properties

  • Antifungal
  • Antioxidant
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antimicrobial
  • Antiseptic
  • Calming

Common Uses

  • Bath
  • Body Care
  • Skin Care
  • Massage
  • Cleaning
  • Aromatherapy
  • Hair & Scalp Care
  • Hydration
  • Fragrance
  • Muscles & Joints
  • Colds & Respiratory

Feature Constituents

  • estragole
  • trans-anethole
  • limonene

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