Star Anise-Essential Oil Extended Profile

Star Anise(Illicium verum)-Essential Oil Extended Profile

The essential oil of Star Anise (Illicium verum) is a clear white to pale yellow liquid with a intensely sweet, spicy-aromatic, licorice-like bouquet with good tenacity.

In natural perfumery it can be used in apothecary perfumes, aryurvedic creations, culinary notes and in trace amounts can add an excellent fresh, spicy(licorice) sweetness to amber accords, musk notes, earthy accords, chypre, fougere, colognes, spice accords, incense notes

It is a valued constituent in traditional Chinese and Japanese incense

China and Vietnam are the main producers of star anise essence.
Incense Making

Blends well with:
amber eo
amyris wood eo
angelica root eo, co2 and abs
aruacaria eo
balsam peru eo and abs
basil eo, co2 and abs
benzoin absolute
birch sweet eo
birch tar eo
bois de rose/rosewood eo
bucchu leaf eo
cabreuva eo
cade eo
cananga eo
cedarwood eo and abs
champaca absolute
choya loban
choya nakh
choya ral
copaiba balsam eo
caraway seed eo and co2
carrot seed eo, co2 and abs
cascarilla eo
cassia bark eo and co2
cinnamon bark eo, co2 and abs
clove bud eo, co2 and abs
davana eo and abs
dill eo and co2
elemi eo
eucalyptus eo's
fennel sweet eo and co2
fenugreek eo, co2 and abs
fir balsam abs
galangal eo and co2
ginger eo, co2 and abs
gurjun balsam eo
hop eo and co2
howood eo
ho leaf eo
hyssop eo
kewda ruh
laurel leaf eo and abs
lavender eo, co2 and abs
lemongrass eo
lovage eo and co2
lime eo
litsea cubeba eo
mace eo, co2 and abs
muhuhu eo
myrrh eo and co2
myrtle eo
naiouli eo
nutmeg eo, co2 and abs
opoponax eo and abs
orange sweet eo
orange bitter eo
osmanthus abs
siam woood eo
spikenar eo
styrax eo and abs
tarragon eo and abs
tumeric eo and co2
vanilla bean abs
verbena eo and abs
vetiver eo, co2 and abs
violet leaf abs
wintergreen eo
ylang eo, co2 and abs

Specific Gravity : 0.97800 to 0.98800 @ 25.00 °C.
Pounds per Gallon - (est). : 8.138 to 8.221
Refractive Index : 1.54820 to 1.56220 @ 20.00 °C.
Optical Rotation : -2.00 to +1.00
Flash Point : 182.00 °F. TCC ( 83.33 °C. )

Perfumes with Anise Scent in them