Star anise is an evergreen tree. Its origin is in Southern China. The name Star Anise comes from the star shaped seed pod that houses the distinctive seed. The pods are sundried and then steam distilled to extract the essential oil.
The history of Star Anise Oil (not to be confused with Aniseed oil, as they are not related) dates back over 1,400 years where traditionally it was and still is used in Chinese medicine for it's positive effects on the respiratory and digestive systems.
This oil has a very sweet-spicy liquorice scent, strong and potent, which has made it popular for scented soaps, cosmetics and perfumery.
Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiviral, antifungal, anti-rheumatic, anti-epileptic, antiseptic, sedative,
Blended with your favourite NakedPress massage oil, Star Anise essential oil can be helpful for any digestive complaints.
As it increases the circulation it can be also be helpful with easing muscular aches and pains, arthritis and rheumatism.
Because of its antiseptic properties it helps prevent infection of cuts and wounds, it will also speed up healing.
Added to a diffuser it can strengthen the immune system against colds, clear cough spasms and mucus build-up and ease breathing.
It can be helpful with easing hot flashes women in menopause often suffer from. It can have a sedative and calming effect on the nerves helping in times of anxiety, anger, depression and stress.
This essential oil may granulate during cold weather and if so, gently warm the container in a warm water bath to bring the essential oil back to a liquid.
Caution: Star Anise oil is estrogenic so please avoid use in pregnancy, when breastfeeding and for those who have endometriosis and with children under 5.
Vaporizer: Add 10-15 drops to vaporizer to scent the room.
Skin Care: Add 1-2 % (20-40 drops per 100ml) to cream, lotion or body butter for general body application.
Massage: Add 1-2 % (20-40 drops per 100ml) to nakedpress massage oil for general body application.
Bath: Add 5-10 drops to a fully drawn bath, having first mixed the essential oil with an emulsifier like liquid soap.
Please be advised the above information provided about this product is not intended to be direct recommendations for use from NakedPress. Furthermore NakedPress cannot provide medical advice related the use of essential oils specifically or generally and does not make any claims related to any medical application or indented or expected benefits from using any of our products. All results may vary greatly for all people for all applications when using natural products. Please consult a qualified and reputable aromatherapist for advice before administering any specific applications. Please seek professional medical advice if you are suffering from a serious medical illness. NakedPress products are intended for cosmetic, external and aromatherapy use only, not for internal consumption/medical applications. Due to the high potency of essential oils we recommend you do not apply directly to skin unless diluted within a suitable carrier oil.