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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%.

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    A very nice scent.
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    Simon Bergeron (Montréal, QC, CA) | August 14th, 2016
    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!
    ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    Lindsay Paolini (Wappingers Falls, NY, US) | November 7th, 2013
    This smells exactly like the anise star in spice version...which is exactly what I was looking for! Very happy with my purchase!
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    Donna Hincks (Baton Rouge, LA, US) | May 6th, 2013
    Used this in soap for fishermen and the quality is top notch.
    Great Oil!
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    jessi lalk (cincinnati, OH, US) | October 5th, 2010
    This oil smells rich and perfect! Makes a wonderful Absinthe/Licorice cold process soap that our customers ADORE!
    Good performer
    ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    julie lisenby (Greenville, SC, US) | June 22nd, 2010
    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!
    ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    Elizabeth Sanders (Winston Salem, NC, US) | May 10th, 2010
    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!
    ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    Kara Stratton (Pine City, MN, US) | February 20th, 2010
    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
    ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    angela (gainesville, FL, US) | February 19th, 2010
    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.
    ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    Kevin Dual (Iowa City, IA, US) | February 3rd, 2010
    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
    ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    reyreyes (Miami, FL, US) | October 4th, 2009
    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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    Essential oils: in 1/32 oz. to 1/4 oz...amber glass vials with orifice reducers. ½ oz. to 2 amber glass bottles with white caps and Eurodroppers...3 to 4 oz. in amber glass bottles with black caps and without orifice reducers...7 oz. in aluminum bottles...15 oz. in amber glass bottles with black caps...10 & 25 lbs. in HDPE plastic containers with wide mouths although, occasionally, 25 lbs. may be dispensed in factory-issued metal containers with pouring spouts.

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