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How Lavender And Tea Tree Became Labeled As Endocrine Disruptors

How Lavender And Tea Tree Became Labeled As Endocrine Disruptors

From time to time Earth Mama® gets this question and time and time again we tell people: we’re not worried. We’ll explain why below, but the short answer is this: We spent a great deal of time researching the reported issues with lavender and tea tree oil, and we have found no solid evidence that causes us to question the safety of either of these essential oils. They have been used externally for thousands of years by millions of people, our own research and that of other natural companies and associations conclude that they are safe.

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What’s That Smell? Fragrance or Scent or Essential Oils, Oh My!

You’ve smelled it in baby shampoo, you’ve smelled it in the laundry aisle, you’ve smelled it in your lotions, shampoos, makeup, gels, salves and even your trash bags. It can stick like secondhand smoke: fragrance is everywhere! But are all scents bad, and how can you know? Synthetic fragrances and truly natural scents are very different, and understanding why is important when you’re trying to protect your family from toxic chemicals.

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