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Lavender, tea tree, and breast growth in… little girls?!?

After the release of a case series/lab study pre-print earlier this week, my inbox has been exploding with questions about the latest claims regarding lavender essential oil, tea tree essential oil, and the growth of breasts in young children. You can read the abstract of the manuscript here.

While the claim that exposure to personal care products containing lavender and tea tree essential oils may cause breast growth in young boys has...

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