Are Essential Oils Safe?

People use essential oils a variety of ways: as lotions, for hair care, aromatherapy, cleaning products and more. But are essential oils safe? Some research in the past has linked essential oils to hormone disturbances, with some suggesting a link between the oils and abnormal breast growth in young boys, called prepubertal gynecomastia. Now, a new study suggests that compounds in essential oils — specifically lavender and tea tree oil — may have properties that can disrupt hormones. The suspicions that essential oils may be endocrine disrupters originated from a 2007 report in the New England Journal of Medicine: a case study of three young boys, all age 10 or younger, who were identified by a Denver pediatrician as having unexplained large breasts. The doctor learned the boys regularly used tea tree and lavender oils. In all three cases, when the boys stopped using the products, the issue went away a few months later. When the researchers tested the oils on human cells in the lab, they determined the oils appeared to interfere with hormone behavior in the cells. MORE: Does Aromatherapy Really Work? The new study, presented at ENDO 2018 — the Endocrine Society’s 100th annual meeting in Chicago — was conducted by researchers at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), which is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The study authors selected eight compounds found in lavender and tea tree oil to study closely. In...
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