Aniseed Oil

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Infobox on Aniseed Oil
Example of Aniseed Oil
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Facts
Origin Shipped from India, Malta, Spain in small lots.
Stowage factor (in m3/t) 1,39 m3 (tins in cases)
Humidity / moisture -
Ventilation -
Risk factors Not classified as hazardous for transport.

Description/application

Essential Oils are volatile and liquid aroma compounds from natural sources, usually plants. Essential oils are not oils in a strict sense, but often share with oils a poor solubility in water. Essential oils often have an odour and are therefore used in food flavouring and perfumery. Essential oils are usually prepared by fragrance extraction techniques such as distillation (including steam distillation), cold pressing, or extraction (maceration). Essential oils are distinguished from aroma oils (essential oils and aroma compounds in an oily solvent), infusions in a vegetable oil, absolutes, and concretes. Typically, essential oils are highly complex mixtures of often hundreds of individual aroma compounds.

  • Agar oil or oodh, distilled from Agarwood (Aquilaria malaccensis). Highly prized for its fragrance.
  • Ajwain oil, distilled from the leaves of Bishop’s weed (Carum copticum). Oil contains 35-65% thymol.
  • Angelica root oil, distilled from the Angelica archangelica.
  • Anise oil, from the Pimpinella anisum, rich odor of licorice, used medicinally.

Shipment/storage

Shipped in metal drums or in tin in cases. Leakage may occur through improperly secured stoppers.

Risk factors

Not classified as hazardous for transport.

Note: Consult the Safety Data Sheet on anise oil for reference.