Blends well with: Black Pepper, Cardamom, Cedarwood, Ginger, Lavender, Orange, Rosewood
Aniseed essential oil can be used as a room freshener to help relieve tense nervous headaches or added in the bath to ease tension and aching muscles. Use aniseed essential oil diluted in a warmer or vaporizer for asthma, colds or sinus problems, as well as for quelling nausea and vomiting. Aniseed oil contains anethol which is reportedly makes it an effective antiviral.
A few drops of Aniseed essential oil on a tissue to inhale can be good for headaches, digestive problems, nausea and vertigo.
Top Tip: Try using a drop of aniseed essential oil on fishing bait. The licorice aroma of aniseed attracts fish. In fact, many artificial baits already have a small amount of anise in them. Using a drop or two of pure aniseeed essential oil applied directly to a lure is reputed to be extremely beneficial in attracting fish. It is believed fish can detect human scent on an artificial lure. Fishermen take note, keep a 2% dilution of aniseed essential oil handy to use on hands before handling lures!
Aromatherapy use: anxiety, antiviral, asthma, bronchitis, colic, colitis, constipation, cough, diverticulitis, dysmenorrhea, estrogen deficiency, flatulence, fluid retention, headache, indigestion, insect bites, insomnia, irritable bowel syndrome, menopause, migraine, muscle aches, muscle spasm, nausea, palpitations, parasites, PMS, rheumatism, stress, tension
General use: Oil diffusers, potpourri, blending massage oil, perfume, bath oil, bath salt, bath and shower gels, spa treatment oils and creams, soap making, candle making, fishing lures.
Contraindications: May cause dermatitis in some. Large doses will cause circulatory and nervous system dysfunction. Do not use repeatedly for extended periods. Do not use if pregnant or breast feeding.