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Anise Star essential oil
    Anise Star essential oil
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    Botanical Name: Illicium verum

    Plant Part: Leaf/Fruit

    Country of Origin: China

    Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation

    The essential oil of anise star resides in the pericarp, not in the seed. This essential oil offers a spicy, warm, licorice-like aroma like anise seed, but slightly stronger.

    Star Anise oil is used almost exclusively as a flavor material in candy, licorice, toothpaste flavors, etc. Keep in mind that we don’t offer any of our products for ingestion! Please allow experienced professionals to use this oil in a responsible manner. Inexperienced users should stay away from this oil.

    Anise Star blends well with fennel, petitgrain and rosewood. Flash point: 182F.

    Anise Star essential oil may solidify at 59 deg. F or below and this is a normal occurrence while in transit to, or in storage at, very cold locations. Warm the container in which the oil was received until the oil turns liquid, shake gently and use.

    Per Robert Tisserand:

    Contraindications (all routes): Pregnancy, breastfeeding, endometriosis, estrogen-dependent cancers, children under 5 years of age.

    Cautions: Diabetes medication, anticoagulant medication, major surgery, peptic ulcer, hemophiles, other bleeding disorders.

    Maximum dermal use level: EU 10%, ifra 0.15%, Tisserand & Young 1.75%.

    Key constituent: (E)-Anethole 71.2-91.8%.

    ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    4.80/5 Stars out of 10 Reviews
    A very nice scent.
    Star anise oil has a sweet and warm scent. Due to some other reviews, I thought it would have a denser smell, but finally, compared to other oils such as allspice or clove buds, it’s rather light, even watery in some way. This oil has a little fresh side, but it’s warmed up by the spicy feeling. Because of the name, I thought it would have a strong anise/liquorice smell, but for me, star anise EO smells more like a mix of clove buds that would have been tuned down and aniseeds. The mix is in harmony though, and neither side clashes with the whole effect. It’s a very nice scent.
    Great price!
    This smells exactly like the anise star in spice version...which is exactly what I was looking for! Very happy with my purchase!
    Used this in soap for fishermen and the quality is top notch.
    Great Oil!
    This oil smells rich and perfect! Makes a wonderful Absinthe/Licorice cold process soap that our customers ADORE!
    Good performer
    I used anise in a goat's milk soap with orange, cinnamon, clove, and allspice. The soap came out very well. The fragrance is so calming and rich and earthy. Anise is detectable but excluding the orange, the other eo's dominate.
    Wonderful Scent!
    This makes a wonderful CP scented soap. A favorite among many of my female customers. The Anise Star oil is a strong, firm scent.
    Oh, yeah!
    This is just perfect in my licorice mint soap! For those who love their licorice scent, this is a must! Another great essential oil!
    A lot for the money
    Perfect licorice aroma and a great value as a very little bit goes a long way in soap and bath products!
    Exactly the Anise aroma I was looking for.
    I wanted that familiar anise or "licorice-like" aroma and this is it! For any anise or licorice lover, this essential oil is great in soaps, candles, or use in diffusers and might even be of use to an adventurous perfumer. A truly great smelling oil!
    JUST Anise
    This is a very (VERY!) strong essential oil, a few drops go a long way, so don't overdo it! My clients love it: if you really like anise, you will totally fall in love with it, so sweet and strong - just like greek Ouzo! Combines very well with other eo like fennel or even cinnamon and gives fruity frangrances a touch of WOW, if you know what I mean.... Oh, yes, and it behaves just perfect in CP , too!
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    Raw materials/ingredients are dispensed by weight. Many customers ask how many ounces in a pound, there are 16 ounces in one pound. These are not fluid ounces, they are ounces by weight.

    EO = essential oil

    FO = fragrance oil

    Our containers are filled with products to where our commercial digital scales indicate the container should be filled. Some containers will be filled to the top, some will not.

    HOW OILS ARE DISPENSED: All our products are dispensed by weight. EO's in 8 oz. through 2 lbs. - amber plastic pharmaceutical-grade bottle. EO's in 5 and 10 lbs. - heavy duty plastic container w/pouring spout, the oil may remain inside the container at least 2 months. EO's in sizes of 25+ lbs. - industry-standard metal or plastic can with a pouring spout, the oil may remain inside the metal can indefinitely and up to 2 months in the plastic pail. It's our decision in which type of pail we dispense the product, metal cans are not readily available. CARRIER OILS - plastic bottles/pails depending on the size ordered, do not need to be transferred to glass unless you wish to do so. FO's - in plastic containers, contents do not need to be transferred to glass unless you wish to do so.

    Essential oils in sizes from ½ oz. to 4 oz. are dispensed in amber glass bottles without orifice reducers or glass droppers. If we ever run out of amber glass bottles, we reserve the right to use any other glass bottle available at that time. The only sizes of EO's dispensed with orifice reducers are 1/32, 1/16, 1/8 and 1/4 oz. sizes. If you require bottles/vials with orifice reducers or Eurodroppers, we sell those separately.

    HOW TO STORE: Upon receipt, EO's dispensed in plastic bottles MUST be transferred into amber glass bottles. EO's, FO's and BUTTERS should be stored in tightly-sealed containers away from direct light and heat. Many oils could be highly flammable, keep away from open flames. Refrigerating butters could adversely affect the consistency of the butter, please join our Forum if you need to learn how to handle and store products.

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