An acquired scent that will only appeal to those in favor of black licorice. This is a signature blend of oils with black walnut hull powder and anise star essential oil to make a wonderful licorice bar of soap. Some people apply anise directly to the skin to treat lice, scabies, and psoriasis. As aromatherapy, anise is used for nausea. Instantly recognizable by its warm, sweet licorice scent, Star Anise essential oil is believed to be helpful during a woman's normal transition to menopause. It helps ease the sudden heat and sweating which often is present during this trying time in women's lives.