Star Anise Essential Oil has a warm, sweet aroma that is similar to black licorice. Here are 5 Star Anise Essential Oil Recipes you can try to help spice up your life.
Be sure to get our free printable Star Anise Essential Oil Recipe Guide at the end of this post.
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.
Here are 7 Benefits of Star Anise Essential 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
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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.
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
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
- 4 drops Star Anise
- 3 drops Cardamom
- 3 drops Copaiba
- 2 drops Sweet Orange
- 1 oz Jojoba Oil or Trauma Oil
- 1 oz Lotion Pump Bottle
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
- 3 drops Star Anise
- 3 drops Himalayan Cedarwood
- 2 drops Clary Sage
Add essential oils to a diffuser with the recommended water amount.
#4. Rebalanced Energy Body Oil
- 6 drops Star Anise
- 5 drops Frankincense
- 5 drops Lavender
- 4 drops Himalayan Cedarwood
- 4 drops Sweet Orange
- 2 oz Jojoba Oil
- 2 oz Glass Pump Bottle
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
- 2 drops Star Anise
- Bowl of steaming water
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.
Free Printable Star Anise Recipes Guide
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