Star Anise Organic Essential Oil

Star Anise Organic Essential Oil

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Botanical Name: Illicium verum

Botanical Family: Illiciaceae

Main Constituents:
Anethole: 89.25%
Estragole: 4.02%

Plant Part: Seeds

Origin: China

Cultivation Method: USDA Certified Organic

Processing Method: Steam Distilled

Approximate Shelf Life: 3 - 4 years

Aromatic Scent: A strong top note.  Cool, Exotic, Herbaceous, Powerful, Sensual, Spicy, Sweet, and Warm.  Much like licorice.

Blends Well With: Cedarwood, Cinnamon, Clove, Dill Weed, Fennel Sweet, Lavender, Lemon, Mandarin, Orange, Peppermint, Petitgrain, Pine, and Rosewood.


Analgesic, Anti-anxiety, Anti-spasmodic, Antiseptic, Calming, Carminative, Digestive tonic, Diuretic, Emmenagogic, Estrogenic, Expectorant, Galactagogue, Insecticide, Laxative, Parasiticide, Sedative, Stimulant, Stomachic


See our General Safety Guidelines for recommended usage.

This oil is not safe for children (under 5 years).

Add a maximum of 3 drops (0.15 mL) to 10 mL of carrier oil (or 1.75%) for topical applications.

Can be used topically to:

  • Ease muscle and joint pain
  • Reduce muscle spasms
  • Aid against rheumatism
  • Fight viruses
  • Fight parasites
  • Fight infection
  • Ease bloating and gas
  • Aid digestion
  • Reduce symptoms of PMS
  • Increase fertility
  • Detoxify
  • Decongest
  • Reduce fluid retention
  • Ease respiratory ailments
  • Ease hangover
  • Aid against insomnia
  • Fight fatigue
  • Deodorize
  • Stimulate immune system

Can be diffused or inhaled to:

  • Fight infection
  • Decongest
  • Ease respiratory ailments
  • Stimulate immune system
  • Fight fatigue
  • Deodorize
  • Purify the air

Can be used around the house to:

  • Disinfect surfaces/filters – try adding drops or spray to furnace/air/vacuum filters! *avoid open flame
  • Freshen Laundry


Star Anise supports the 2nd, 3rd, and 7th chakras.


Tisserand & Young have shown that Star Anise is potentially carcinogenic, estrogenic, and may interact with some medications.  Star Anise may inhibit blood clotting.  This oil has a low risk of irritation and a low risk of sensitization. [1]

Avoid old or oxidized Star Anise oil.  Store in refrigerator to extend shelf life.

Avoid Star Anise oil for 2 weeks before major surgery.  Contraindicated by all routes with Pregnancy, breastfeeding, endometriosis, estrogen-dependent cancers, and children under 5 years of age.  Contraindicated orally with diabetes medication, anticoagulant drugs, major surgery, peptic ulcers, hemophilia, and other bleeding disorders.

Below are some of the known drug interactions for Star Anise.  Check with your healthcare provider before using Star Anise essential oil if you are currently taking prescription medication.

Moderate interaction:

  • Diabetes medication
  • Medications that slow blood clotting (Anticoagulant/Antiplatelet drugs) such as aspirin, clopidogrel (Plavix), diclofenac (Voltaren, Cataflam, others), ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, others), naproxen (Anaprox, Naprosyn, others), dalteparin (Fragmin), enoxaparin (Lovenox), heparin, warfarin (Coumadin), and others.
  • Estrogens such as conjugated equine estrogens (Premarin), ethinyl estradiol, estradiol, and others.

Star Anise is potentially estrogenic.

Avoid Star Anise for 2 weeks before undergoing anesthesia or surgery.

We do not recommend topical use in concentrations above 1.75%

This oil is not safe for children (under 5 years).


  1. Tisserand & Young Essential Oil Safety, 2ndEdition Churchill Livingstone Elsevier. Edinburg 2014 

Extreme overuse of essential oils can be very dangerous, and even fatal in rare cases(ingestion by children).  Always follow our General Safety Guidelines and dilute your oils.  Some people may have adverse or allergic reactions.  Do not ingest essential oil.  Avoid contact with eyes and sensitive areas.  Keep out of reach of children.  

All of our oils are of USDA certified organic origin, 100% natural, non-GMO, and Cruelty-Free, unless otherwise stated.  Any inquiries can be sent to