Anise Essential Oil

Botanical Name:  Pimpinella anisum
Plant Part Used:  Seeds                          
Country Of Origin:   East Mediterranean, Northern Africa         
Method Of Extraction:  Steam Distilled   
Aroma: Spicy, warm, sweet and licorice-like                               
Color:  Colorless
Note:   Middle

Contraindications:   This essential oil should be used in a low dosage of no more than 1.75%. It is recommended that you use this oil for less than 2 weeks at a time to avoid the slowing of the circulatory system.

Avoid this oil if you are pregnant or breastfeeding; have endometriosis or estrogen-dependent cancers; and, as always keep away from children under 5 years of age.

Additional cautions when using diabetes medication, an anticoagulant medication, major surgery, peptic ulcer, hemophiliacs, or other bleeding disorders.      

About Anise

Anise has been around for centuries and, in its plant form, used as herbal medicine in ancient cultures. It was recommended as a morning “pick me up” by natural philosopher Pliny.

Anise essential oil can be used for a variety of purposes such as easing muscle spasms, helping with insomnia, and relief from headaches and insect bites. It is also said to have benefits for those suffering from asthma and bronchial congestion when this oil is added to cream and rubbed onto the chest.

Spiritual Support

Feeling spiritually lost? This essential oil can help bring awareness to your spiritual journey, reconnecting you back to your Divine place.

Anointing points

  • Top of head
  • Temples
  • Solar plexus
  • Pulse points

Energetic/Emotional Support

  • Encourages fearlessness
  • Balance
  • Stimulation
  • Harmony

Therapeutic Benefits

Anise essential oil has a variety of benefits that can assist with a holistic lifestyle. The following are only a few notable benefits:

  • Antiseptic
  • antispasmodic
  • Expectorant
  • Stimulant

Blends well with

  • Cedarwood
  • Cinnamon
  • Clove
  • Ginger
  • Lemon
  • Fennel
  • Frankincense
  • Grapefruit
  • Lemon
  • Mandarin
  • Myrrh
  • Peppermint
  • Spearmint

Ways to use

Diffuse to help with coughs
Create your own massage oil by adding 6 drops to 1/2 of seed oil
Use during meditation or prayer

Information Disclaimer

The essential oil information provided on the website is for educational and informational purposes only. Safety and research information is provided when available, and not given as a substitution for medical advice or treatment. If you are experiencing an illness, please contact a medical professional.