Star Anise Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Illicium Verum Plant Part: Seeds Extraction Method: Steam Distillation Country of Origin: China Scent: Spicy and sweet
Star Anise, Star Aniseed, or Chinese Star Anise is a spice obtained from a medium-sized native evergreen tree of northeast Vietnam and southwest China with star-shaped fruits. This annual plant grows to about 60cm (2 feet) in height, has feathery leaves and yellow tinged flowers. The hairy fruit seeds that it sprouts are crushed before distillation to increase the amount of pale-yellow oil it produces. This oil will solidify in lower temperatures, and therefore may need heating before use.
Colour: Light yellow to dark brown in colour
Note: Bottom to Medium.
Strength of Aroma: Medium.
Blends Well With: Bergamot, Clary Sage, Geranium, Lavender and Myrrh.
Aromatic Scent: Spicy and sweet.