CAS Number: 68952-43-2 ; 84650-59-9
FEMA Number: 2096
EINECS Number: 283-518-1
Product Code: PEO1008
INCI Name: Illicium Verum Fruit/Seed Oil
Star Anise Essential Oil has an intensely spicy-sweet, pungent, warm, licorice-like aroma, with a deep balsamic-woody undertone. Trans-anethole is the predominant chemical constituent in Star Anise (70-95%) and accounts for the licorice-like scent similar to yet sweeter than that of Fennel. It is sometimes confused with Anise Essential Oil, but they are different species and have somewhat different properties.
Star Anise Essential Oil is used in massage formulations to help alleviate muscular aches and pains. When used in soap, Star Anise is said to mask human odors, making it a good addition to fisherman's or hunters soap. It blends especially well with essential oils that are in the wood, resin, herbaceous, spice and citrus families. Star Anise Essential Oil is wonderful to use year-round, but it is especially lovely for seasonal use during the Autumn and Winter seasons. It wonderful for use in home fragrancing, diffusion and potpourri blends. Star Anise Essential Oil is also believed to be helpful during a woman's normal transition to menopause. It helps ease the sudden heat and sweating which often is present during this trying time in women's lives.
Emotionally and energetically, Star Anise Essential Oil is uplifting and comforting, and especially welcome in blends when one is feeling overly withdrawn or fearful. This essential oil increases mental clarity, provides inner strength, and sparks motivation.