And therefore is not safe to be used on little boys or children? That is the question that I was asked when talking to a friend. It has come up a few times since then and so I thought of writing a blog about it.
The study that was quoted to me was from one done with a sample of 3 subjects who used some product that contained Lavender EO. What the study did not take into account was the other additives in the product that was used. Plus, the purity of the Essential Oil was not cited either.
This study by Robert Tisserand shows that Lavender Oil does not mimic estrogen nor does it enhance the body’s own estrogen. I trust the results provided here.
Since I use it on my kiddo, I personally will not do anything to harm him so I have done so much research on what is safe for him and what is not. In fact, it is always something that I carry with me as it is so versatile. So, this is all to say that it does not concern me to use Lavender on him.