Lavender and tea tree oils: may be unsafe for babies
Lisa's got eagle eyes:
just saw the following from the Washington Post, which made me think of the "natural insect repellent" hack from a few weeks back. Sounds like it'd be best to avoid lavender and tea tree with babies, especially boys.
"A preliminary finding presented at the Endocrine Society's conference last month could prompt parents to read product labels more closely. The unpublished research suggests that shampoos, soaps and body lotions containing lavender and tea tree oils -- commonly added for their aromas and marketing cachet -- may cause hormonal imbalances and breast growth in young boys..." [Read the full article.]
Thank you so much for passing this along.