Description – A warm, spicy, liquorice-like scent.
How to – Aniseed pure essential oil can be put on fishing lures to attract fish. The oil can also be added to homemade berley as a fish attractant. Note: In New Zealand, Aniseed oil is not allowed to be used in fresh water environments like lakes, streams and rivers.
Origin and main producers- native to Egypt and Greece but now grown in several other countries including Spain and Mexico.
Plant part used in extraction – seeds
Caution– do not use in pregnancy. A powerful oil, it is best avoided where problem skin conditions are an issue. It can cause dermatitis
Aromatic lore – known for its use in fisherman’s soap. Said to remove human scent from a fisherman’s hands while handling bait so that fish are more likely to bite.