Anise Seed Essential Oil

  • Pimpinella anisum
  • Origin: Spain
Anise Seed Essential Oil

SKU
eo_an1/2

Parts Used

Seed

Extraction Method

Steam distillation

Note Classification

Middle

Aroma

Fresh, sweet, spicy, licorice-like

Overview

The aroma is sweet with a lightly spicy, licorice-like quality. Anise seed has a long history of use as a spice and medicine. Raki, a popular drink in Turkey, is flavored with the seed. Writings by Pliny suggest anise as a morning pick-me-up.

Packaging

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.

Precautions

This oil is potentially carcinogenic, may modulate reproductive hormones and may inhibit blood clotting. Never use essential oils undiluted, in eyes or mucus membranes. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children.

Before using topically, perform a small patch test on your inner forearm or back by applying a small quantity of diluted essential oil and apply a bandage. Wash the area if you experience any irritation. If no irritation occurs after 48 hours it is safe to use on your skin.

For educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.