Steranijs (Illicium verum)
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.