SPAIN. Anise (Pimpinella anisum) Seed, Essential Oil, Steam Distilled
Anise (Pimpinella anisum) Seed essential oil carries a scent familiar to most, reminiscent of what is traditionally thought of as Licorice or Fennel. Anise is actually used to flavor black licorice candy available on the US market. Aromatically, this is considered a middle note for blending.
Anise essential oil has an amazing compendium of benefits, including antimicrobial, antifungal, antiviral, antioxidant, antidiabetic, muscle relaxant, and anticonvulsant. It has beneficial effects on the gastrointestinal tract and on dysmenorrhea and menopausal hot flashes, and shows efficacy against morphine dependency.
Our essential oils are sold in amber glass bottles with a dropper orifice for drop-by-drop administration. Do not ingest essential oils unless under the guidance of a licensed health care practitioner or experienced aromatherapist. Essential oils should always be diluted in a carrier oil before being applied to the skin. (Some examples of carrier oils: Jojoba, Sunflower, Rosehip Seed, Castor, and Avocado; gently liquified Coconut Oil, Shea, or Cocoa Butter can also work for creating thicker body care products.) Always test the diluted essential oil on a small patch of skin before applying more widely.
Maximum recommended dilution for adults: 2% (two drops per teaspoon of carrier oil). Use Anise Seed essential oil in moderation. May cause dermatitis in some sensitive people; should be avoided by those with allergic or inflammatory skin conditions. Do not use during pregnancy or breastfeeding.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.