Star Anise Oil Organic – Food & Cosmetic

Botanical name: Illicium verum

Plant part: Fruits/Seeds


CAS: 84650-59-9

EINECS: 283-518-1

Manufacturing: Steam distillation

Organic Certified: GR-BIO-10

Food + Cosmetic Ingredient

Documents: Available upon request


SKU: 3005-S Category:


Description: Organic anise essential oil is obtained by steam distillation of the Chinese Star Anise (Illicium verum) fruit.

Special Characteristics: Anise essential oil is a colorless to light yellow and powerful refractive liquid. The scent is described as sweet, spicy, and warm. The main compound, with a concentration of up to 90%, is trans-anethole, while the compound 1,4-cineole is found in lower concentrations. The oil can solidify at lower temperatures (below 14°C).

Applications in Cosmetics: In natural medicine, it is often administered for indigestion and bloating and is a popular ingredient in inhalations, medicinal teas, and cough syrups, as it is said to have expectorant properties. For the cosmetics industry, organic anise essential oil is suitable for aromatic soaps, mouth rinses, and toothpaste. Anise oil is also used in perfumes, although rarely.

In Aromatherapy, the distinctive aroma of Anise essential oil, resembling licorice, is said to provide relief from mental problems and offer a sense of calmness and security.

Applications in Food: Anise is a popular spice for sweets with a licorice flavor and for bakery products in the food industry.


CAUTION: Always use diluted in a carrier oil or other solvent.

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