Anise Essential Oil
Anise Star has a powerful and licorice-like scent, giving a strong top note.
Blends With: Lavender, Pine, Orange, Rosewood, Clove, and Cinnamon.
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.