Illicium Verum Fruit (Ganzer getrockneter Sternanis)
With such an iconic, pleasant fragrance, it's easy to follow the stars.
Where do we get these?
Lush generally purchases spices, herbs and seeds through a distributor. They source products from different countries depending on seasonality and stock availability.
What are the benefits of star anise?
- It's natural, biodegradable and very pretty to look at... isn't it the perfect decoration?
- It infuses Lush products (and the warm water of a bath) with a spicy, festive scent.
The Illicium verum is an evergreen tree native to China and Vietnam, widely grown in East Asia and Southeast Asia. Its fruits have a distinctive 8-pointed, star-shaped appearance with a single seed inside each follicle. They are dried after harvest, resulting in a brown, fragrant and wood-like spice.