Alleged Estrogenic Effects of Lavender and Tea Tree Essential Oils

Reports are again circulating on the internet that lavender essential oil and tea tree essential oil mimic estrogen and are hormone disrupters, specifically, that those essential oils disrupt male hormones and cause gynecomastia (breast growth) in boys.  I  first heard this years ago and researched it...

 

May 02, 2017 by Jennifer Katehos

Essential Oils and Fragrance Oils

Essential oils are pure liquids containing aroma compounds that are removed from the seeds, flowers, leaves, roots, and stems or bark of plants through methods such as distillation, expression, or extraction.  These oils carry the distinctive essence, or scent, of the plant it was made from and are frequently used in perfumes, flavorings, and medicines...

September 14, 2016 by Jennifer Katehos