Botanical Name: Syzygium anisatum
Botanical Family: Myrtaceae
Extraction Method: Steam distilled
Part of Plant Distilled: Stems and branches
Country of Origin: Australia
Cultivation Method: Organic
Scent Description: Sultry-sweet licorice with unexpected notes of fresh forest and honeyed mahogany.
Blends well with: Hyssop, Grapefruit, Fragonia, Lemon Myrtle, Frankincense, Eucalyptus, Bergamot, Black Spruce, Myrrh, Verbena, Rockrose, and Immortelle.
Uses: Skin tonic. Perfume. Beautiful in baths and balms.
Anise Myrtle rises from the ashes of the long-forgotten forest floor, reclaiming her natural right to inspire with love and light. A century ago, the trees from which this sweet, succulent oil were all but extinct in Australia. Farmers stripped the lush rainforests of their luxurious offerings, and soon sweet anise was nothing but a glinting memory. Thanks to vast reforestation projects, Anise Myrtle is making a revival in a big way.
In addition to its honeyed-licorice scent, this unique offering contains a myriad of magic molecules for clarifying your being. The Anise Myrtle leaf is one of the highest known sources of the compound anethole, which gives it the aniseed flavor and aroma.
“Although it is relatively new to aromatherapy, it has the potential to supersede traditional aniseed essential oils on the basis of a superior antheole content and a fresher Anise aroma.”
Yasmina Sultanbawa, Fazal Sultanbawa, Australian Native Plants: Cultivation and Uses in the Health and Food Industries.