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Anise, Star Essential Oil: This sweet smelling essential oil smells just like black licorice. It is often used as a flavoring agent in cold and cough medicines, and used as a rub to relieve muscular aches and pains (when diluted with a carrier oil). It can be used as a chest rub to relieve symptoms of colds, and coughs. Vaporized Anise may also help with colds and coughs. Warnings: This essential oil is not intended for internal use without the guidance of a doctor. If ingested in large amounts, anise essential oil will slow down the circulatory system as it is a mild narcotic. Also, Anise essential oil contains 'anethole' which may exacerbate those with skin conditions. Do not use during pregnancy.

Distillation Method: Steam Distillation
Country of Origin:
Botanical Name:
Illicum Verum

Edible: Yes

Flashpoint: This medium-flashpoint oil (181ºF) cannot ship via USPS regardless of the shipping method you choose at checkout. 

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(based on 3 reviews)

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by Barbara
on 11/8/2014
I like it
I'm a licorice lover, so I made onyx style cameo soaps with the black iron oxide, and of course, this essential oil. To me, it smells a little too "earthy" (or maybe herbaceous?) to smell like licorice, however, I mixed it 50/50 with vanilla select and that seemed to do the trick. Hopefully there are more licorice lovers out there..... At least I don't have to worry about vanilla discoloration.
by Britt
on 10/17/2013
I'm not a lover of licorice scent, so I wasn't sure about this EO, but bought it at a friend's request. Now I'm hooked! It's a great winter scent when blended with other food EOs (orange, clove...) and sticks around after a shower. Every time I use it in CP soap, people go bonkers for it. It's a good value because a little goes a LONG way!
by Kristin
on 10/11/2013
I made the guys in my family Anise CP Soap to use before hunting and fishing. They all liked it so much, they ended up showering with it instead! One of my husband's friends uses it after working in his shop to remove the "grease" smell before going home. Smells exactly like black licorice. This time I made myself some, and colored it with activated charcoal....LOVE!
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