Anise Star Essential Oil

Anise Star Essential Oil
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Product Rating: 4.9/5 (As per 45 Customer Reviews)

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Botanical Name: Illicium verum

Main Constituents:
Anethole: 82.5%

Plant Part: Seeds

Origin: China

Processing Method: Steam Distilled

Description / Color / Consistency: A light colorless to pale yellow liquid.

Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma: Anise Star has a powerful and licorice-like scent, giving a strong top note.

Blends With: Lavender, Pine, Orange, Rosewood, Clove, and Cinnamon.

Product Abstract: A small to medium evergreen tree of the magnolia family, reaching up to 8m (26ft). The fruits are harvested before they ripen, then sun dried. Tough-skinned and rust colored, the seed pods measure up to 3 cm long. The Japanese plant this tree in their temples and on tombs, and use the pounded bark as incense. This essential oil may solidify, and if so, must be heated to be brought back to a liquid state. This attests to the purity of the oil.

Cautions: Dilute before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.

NOTE: This oil may form crystals during transit or storage. Gentle warming in a hot water bath and stirring  may be required.

Storage: It is recommended that oils packaged in metal containers (for safe shipping), be transferred into dark glass containers to maintain freshness and attain maximum shelf life.

IMPORTANT: All New Directions Aromatics (NDA) products are for external use only unless otherwise indicated. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, and it should not be used by anyone who is pregnant or under the care of a medical practitioner. Please refer to our policies for further details, and our disclaimer below.

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Rating: Star
Great EO!! Wonderful in CP soap the scent is very strong you dont need much and the scent lasts a long time!!

By: Victoria, Toronto, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 13-May-2013


Rating: Star
Very nice anise Star. I slightly prefer the organic one for aroma. But this is great in cold blends - used to make tamiflu flu treatment!

By: Stephanie, Lethbridge, Alberta
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Loyal Customer Since: 25-Sep-2015


Rating: Star
This is a wonderful oil that I mix in with soy wax, color it black and just call it what everyone knows it by - black licorice. Customers either love it or hate it - there's nothing in between with this one. A great value and for me - its a great scent!

By: Blake, Hamilton, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 07-Apr-2016


Rating: Star
Absolutely the bomb............... love it.

By: Tim, Canfield, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 23-Mar-2016


Rating: Star
Wow, just received this and I'm impressed....... nothing smells like Black Licorice more, cannot wait to try this in an MP soap..... Good stuff NDA

By: Tim, Canfield, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 23-Mar-2016


Rating: Star
Fantastic licorice scent! Nice and strong!

By: Armando, Toronto, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 25-Feb-2012


Rating: Star
This is my new favourite essential oil! Smells just like black licorice to me. I have been using it in my essential oil difusser...loooooove it!

By: Karyn, Hamilton, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 15-Jul-2015


Rating: Star
Anise star is one of the best essential oils to add in CP soaps, it last for a long time and the scent is great especially mixed mixed with orange eo. One of my favorite as it always behaves so well

By: Nathalie, Montreal, Quebec
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Loyal Customer Since: 05-Feb-2015


Rating: Star
Smells like black licorice with some earthy tones to it. Can't wait to use it in some of my blends.

By: Kari, St. Catharines, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 18-Nov-2015


Rating: Star
At the moment I have my entire house smelling like anise star... and I only made one small batch of shampoo bar soap :) added some licorice root.

By: Laura, Hazelridge, Manitoba
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Loyal Customer Since: 09-Jan-2015


Rating: Star
Yes, people who love licorice, LOVE this in CP Soap. But those who don't absolutely DO NOT. I also do black swirls - and love the way that this doesn't accelerate. However, I do find that after 6 months and onwards, the smell changes...gets a little weaker. But people can still pick it out as black licorice...

By: Ayla, Sherwood Park, Alberta
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Loyal Customer Since: 15-Aug-2013


Rating: Star
I've made a few batches of charcoal licorice cp soap with this eo, and people who like licorice LOVE this scent!! Thanks NDA.

By: Natalie, Carleton Place, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 06-Dec-2013


Rating: Star
An amazing rich, exotic mysterious fragrance! I love it!

By: Nasstassia, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
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Loyal Customer Since: 24-Feb-2014


Rating: Star
WOW! Love this eo. I am a huge fan of black licorice and really want to make soaps with this eo!

By: Heather, Abbotsford, British Columbia
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Loyal Customer Since: 05-Mar-2008


Rating: Star
From the bottle, strong licorice and slightly fish oil smell. But it vanishes soon. I don't expect nice scent for E.O. because I buy it for therapeutic reason. Even though I don't particularly like licorice, this scent is also nice to smell. I will use it for herbal shampoo and for calming therapy. Cheap and worthwhile E.O.

By: Eun, Toronto, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 30-Nov-2011


Rating: Star
One of the favorite scents among customers. True to a black liquorice scent. May accelerate trace in CP soaps

By: Sarah, Halifax, Nova Scotia
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Loyal Customer Since: 26-Dec-2013


Rating: Star
This is one EO I never want to be without. The scent is so licorice that I felt like I should taste the soap!! Will not lose its strength in cold process soap as some scents do. One of my best sellers in soap fragrances.

By: Beckie, Elmcreek, Manitoba
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Loyal Customer Since: 29-Dec-2013


Rating: Star
Great oil can't wait to use it in my blends.

By: Armina, Unity, Saskatchewan
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Loyal Customer Since: 16-May-2013


Rating: Star
Most amazing scent with a licorice smell thats ood to eat. I love it in perfume and aroma scents in my home.

By: Valirie, Mississauga, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 29-May-2013


Rating: Star
Great eo, smells so delicious! Just like licorice, my 3 year old says it's his favorite!

By: Jackie, Golden, British Columbia
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Loyal Customer Since: 03-May-2013


Rating: Star
this EO smells great, the licorice lovers all like this one.

By: Meghan, Cochrane, Alberta
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Loyal Customer Since: 24-Apr-2013


Rating: Star
Love this oil, it clears my sinuses and lets me have a good nights sleep when I place a little in a burner before bedtime. Makes lovely fisherman cp soap with a little pumice or loofah

By: Deborah, Port Hardy, British Columbia
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Loyal Customer Since: 07-Sep-2009


Rating: Star
Typical spice scent . It probably should be a staple in aromatherapy . You really can't go wrong here.

By: Vladimir, Toronto, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 29-Apr-2011


Rating: Star
some of my customers love this scent for there soap, i have done a tiger/tiger with orange and black

By: Lynne, Thorsby, Alberta
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Loyal Customer Since: 10-Nov-2005


Rating: Star
My mother and my mother-in-law absolutely LOVE any CP soap I make with this. I like to blend it with some Lavender EO. Careful how you pronounce "anise" though...

By: Basil, Woodbridge, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 15-Aug-2006


Rating: Star
This is absolutely wonderful. A top seller for me in CP soap.

By: Ann, Westville, Nova Scotia
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Loyal Customer Since: 08-Oct-2007


Rating: Star
Reminds me of why I love Sambuca! Strong but not overpowering and well priced. Will be great with an citrusy oil like Orange or Manadarin.

By: Brenda, Brantford, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 06-Dec-2010


Rating: Star
Very Lovely. I used it in my cp soap and the soap sold before i even had a chance to display it. Very strong licorice sweet smell. One of my favs. Thank You!

By: Phyllis, Halifax County, Nova Scotia
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Loyal Customer Since: 31-Jul-2011


Rating: Star
WOW!!!! I love this scent. My living room smells just like licorice. YUM!! YUM!! I will always have this on hand.

By: Margie, Brockville, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 13-Sep-2011


Rating: Star
I really love the strength of this! Lasts a long time in everything!

By: Stephanie, Toronto, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 24-Aug-2010


Rating: Star
This oil is wonderful.....I use it mostly to make soap...reminds me so much of ouzo.....super.

By: Rick, Westville, Nova Scotia
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Loyal Customer Since: 04-Oct-2010


Rating: Star
Love this oil. Find it makes me feel good & clears my head everytime I smell it. Made both soap & lip balm. Great unisex scent.

By: Terry, Toronto, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 31-Oct-2008


Rating: Star
great licorice scent! sticks forever in cold processed soap.

By: Kat, Tottenham, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 24-Apr-2006


Rating: Star
I just received my first order from NDA. Included in a very nicely packaged box were the 6 essential oils that I purchased. One of them was Anise Star. This scent is absolutely wonderful. The black liquorice scent immediately filled my nostrils. It is a truly wonderful, high quality oil that is just amazing!

By: Wendy, Regina, Saskatchewan
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Loyal Customer Since: 27-May-2009


Rating: Star
NDA's Star Anise EO is a deep, luscious and intoxicating scent of black licorice YUM! I have not used this EO in my bath and beauty products yet, so I am basing this review from what I smell out of the bottle. The quality of this Star Anise is superb and since the strength of this scent is powerful, you will only need a drop or 2 so as to not overpower other scents you may use in your blend. I plan to use this dark licorice smelling EO with a couple of citrus EOs (Tangerine and Bergamot) to balance the heaviness of Star Anise.

By: Christine, Burnaby, British Columbia
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Loyal Customer Since: 30-Nov-2008


Rating: Star
Heavenly scent! Just like old-fashioned black licorice.

By: Sonya, Hubley, Nova Scotia
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Loyal Customer Since: 24-Nov-2008


Rating: Star
I use this in my p.m.s cream and it is very successful, probably due in part to it's diuretic qualities. Love the scent blended with chamomile and orange.

By: Vanice, Cambridge, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 19-Dec-2006


Rating: Star
I was never a fan of straight black licorice, but blending the anise star with vanilla and cinnamon makes such a delicious chai smell!! Yummmy!!

By: Melissa, Hanover, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 17-Feb-2008


Rating: Star
If you like licorice, this is the one for you! I love the heady aroma of this oil mixed with citrus-yummy!

By: Heather, Ottawa, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 11-Dec-2005


Rating: Star
This is a gorgeous EO! I use it alone to make a licorice soap, and also occasionally blend it with jasmine FO to create a unisex floral. Wonderful quality, packaged well, I'm very happy.

By: Carolyn, Montreal, Quebec
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Loyal Customer Since: 23-Feb-2007


Rating: Star
a delicious licorice smell that is completely intoxicating! a new instant favorite!

By: Kat, Tottenham, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 24-Apr-2006


Rating: Star
Excellente H.E. pour camoufler l'odeur humaine. Parfaite dans les savons. Odeur de r├ęglisse noir.

By: Caroline, Bearn, Quebec
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Loyal Customer Since: 30-Jul-2006


Rating: Star
This anise star is perfect. Black licourice is a hot scent in perfumery, and it has been for a very long time. You can even use this as a top note with tarragon for a long lasting black licourice scent. I highly recommend this oil. Top quality, quite volatile though.

By: Sherif, Scarborough, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 27-Jul-2006


Rating: Star
Fantastic EO my back porch where my black licorice soap is curing the whole room reminds me of a just opened bag of black licorice.

By: Cathy, Kingsville, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 19-Apr-2006


Rating: Star
A fantasic anise EO. I use it exclusively is CP soap. It smells fabulously like rich, black liquorice. Solidifies at cooler temps.

By: Kelli, Point Du Chene, New Brunswick
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Loyal Customer Since: 06-Dec-2005


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