Anise Seed Essential Oil

  • Pimpinella anisum
  • Origin: Spain
Anise Seed Essential Oil


Parts Used


Extraction Method

Steam distillation

Note Classification



Fresh, sweet, spicy, licorice-like


Our anise essential oil is steam distilled from the seeds of Pimpinella anisum. The aroma is sweet with a lightly spicy, licorice-like quality. Anise oil blends well with many different essential oils, including lavender, ginger, or other coniferous oils.


1/2 oz., 1 oz., and 2 oz. essential oils are packaged in amber glass bottles with drop reducers for easy application. Larger sizes are packaged in amber screw cap bottles and do not come with reducers or droppers.

Blends Well With

Bay, black pepper, ginger, lavender, orange, pine, rose

Herbal Miscellany

Do not confuse Anise seed oil (Pimpinella anisum) with Anise Star oil (Illicium vernum) which is produced from the fruit of a tree. Anise seed oil will crystallize at cool temperatures due to the anethole content in the oil.


Oil Specific: Avoid while pregnant or breast-feeding. May cause skin irritation.
General: As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted, in eyes or mucus membranes. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier).

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This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.