Star Anise

Illicium verum

Star anise is an evergreen tree indigenous to southeastern Asia. Usually the trees grow only 4-6 metres high, but they can reach up to 20 metres. In Chinese culture, the plant is called “eight-horned anise” or simply “eight horns,” referring to the fruit which usually has eight follicles. Anethole, the main chemical component of Star Anise, is what creates the characteristic licorice aroma that Star Anise essential oil and fruit are known for. As a main ingredient in doTERRA ZenGest™, Star Anise can be beneficial for stomach discomfort when used topically.

Star Anise

Illicium verum

5 ml
Not Available for Individual Sale
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Primary Benefits

  • Makes for a soothing massage
  • One of the main ingredients of the doTERRA ZenGest™ blend
  • Blends well with floral and wood essential oils when applied topically

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  • Dilute a drop or two of Star Anise oil with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil for a soothing massage
  • Blend with floral or wood oils to create a grounding experience when applied topically

Directions for Use

For massage, mix 5 drops with 10 ml carrier oil. For bath, mix 5 drops with 5 ml carrier oil. For perfuming, mix 1 drop to 10 drops carrier oil. For topical use only.


Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. Consult your doctor if pregnant or in treatment. Avoid eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.

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The doTERRA Touch Kit contains nine of our most popular essential oils and blends. This kit is a convenient way to have the everyday essentials necessary to support the whole family's needs.
This Kit Contains

10 ml Touch roll-ons of Lavender, Peppermint, Tea Tree (Melaleuca), Oregano, Frankincense, Deep Blue™, doTERRA Air™, ZenGest™, and On Guard™



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