Star Anise Essential Oil has a warm, sweet aroma that is similar to black licorice. Learn more about this spice oil. Find out how to use and benefit from this wonderful oil plus get Star Anise Essential Oil Recipes you can make to help spice up your life.
This warm and energetic oil can be used to lift stagnation. Star anise essential oil blends well with Lavender, Cypress, Orange, Rose, Pine, Clove, Peppermint, and Cinnamon.
DIY Star Anise Essential Oil Recipe Guide
Star Anise Essential Oils Guide with 10 DIY Recipe Blends by Jennifer Lane, Loving Essential Oils Owner & Certified Aromatherapist:
What is Star Anise is Good For?
Star Anise is a common spice used in cooking and for its therapeutic benefits. Star Anise (Illicium verum) is an evergreen tree, the essential oil is steam distilled from the star-shaped fruits it produces or the leaves. It has antiseptic, antibacterial, and antifungal properties.
|Botanical Name||Illicium verum|
|Aroma||Warm, spicy, licorice-like|
|Extraction Method||Steam distilled|
|Plant Part Used||Seeds|
|Shelf Life||4-5 years|
7 Benefits of Star Anise Essential Oil
This essential oil is a fabulous oil to help when feeling fatigued or overwhelmed. Here are more benefits of Star Anise Oil:
- Helping digestive discomfort
- Easing menstrual cramps
- Soothing coughs and colds
- Relieving pain and stiffness
- Restoring physical and emotional energy
- Helping anxiety-related sleep problems
- Combating body odor
Star Anise Essential Oil Safety Precautions
- Possible skin sensitivity, maximum dermal use 1.75%
- Estrogenic, should not be used in endometriosis, estrogen-sensitive cancers
- Don't use if pregnant or breastfeeding
- Not suitable for young children
- Don't use if old or oxidized
- Best if used in moderation
The International Federation of Aromatherapists does not recommend oral ingestion of essential oils unless under the supervision of an appropriately qualified medical practitioner. Listed precautions do not include ingestion precautions.
5 Star Anise Essential Oil Recipes
Here are 5 simple blends to add the amazing benefits of Star Anise into your aromatherapy routine.
1. Fall Dreams Roller Blend
|The sweet aroma of this blend is just a dream, make this roller recipe today.
Directions: Add essential oils to the bottle, fill the rest of the bottle with jojoba oil. Place roller top on and roll back and forth between your palms to mix oils together. Be sure to label the bottle. 4% dilution, good for occasional use.
2. Move Easy Massage Oil
Use this blend of pain relieving essential oils to ease discomforts.
Directions: Add all ingredients into the glass essential oil bottle. Use trauma oil if you have it, jojoba oil will work well too. Place pump top on and roll bottle between palms of hands to mix well. 12 drops in 1 oz of carrier oil is 2% dilution.
3. Winter Warmth Diffuser Blend
We all know that feeling when we wake up in the morning and can't get out of bed. We're just not ready to face the day yet, but we have to go anyway. Try waking up to this winter warming star anise diffuser blend. Star anise creates a warming atmosphere, you can try this recipe even if it isn't winter too.
Directions: Add essential oils to a diffuser with the recommended water amount.
4. Rebalanced Energy Body Oil
Here is a lovely body oil blend, try applying after your shower for uplifting.
Directions: Add ingredients to the glass essential oil bottle. Place pump top on and shake the bottle to blend oils together. 24 drops in 2 oz of carrier oil is 2% dilution.
5. Cough Soothing Steam
Inhale the star anise steam to help a cough.
Directions: Add essential oil drops to a steaming bowl of water and inhale the steam. Keep face at a comfortable distance back to avoid burning from steam.
Where to Buy Star Anise Essential Oil
Star Anise essential oil can offer many health and wellness benefits. To obtain these benefits ensure your oil is pure and high quality without fillers or toxins added. Never mistake perfume oils or fragrance oils as essential oils.
Know the company you are purchasing from, ask questions, and ensure they are 100% pure essential oils. You will be inhaling and applying to your body, you need to be sure. Here are three brands I like:
General Essential Oil Precautions
Never use essential oils undiluted, in eyes or mucous membranes. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified practitioner. Keep out of reach from children.
Use essential oils with extreme caution on children, be sure you have researched the oil and that it is safe for use on kids. Plant Therapy clearly labels their oils "KidSafe" on the bottle if the oil can be used for children ages 2–10).
If applying an essential oil topically (on your skin), you may perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body, use 1-2 drops in a teaspoon of carrier oil like jojoba oil, read more here.
If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, epileptic, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. For more information on oil safety issues here.
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