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#1 of 5 Old 09-14-2008, 06:43 PM - Thread Starter
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His clothes are all washed and we're keeping them in a fairly new dresser. It has a sort of unpleasant "new furniture" smell about it so we'll have to wash his clothes again and air out the drawers. In the meantime, is it safe to use lavender sachets with baby clothes? I don't want to give him a rash or allergic reaction.

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There is a "sleep" aid stuffed animal for babies that has lavendar in it, so I would think that lavendar would be ok.

I love how dried lavendar looks but I personally cannot stand the smell. I tried to get used to it since I have trouble sleeping lately but the smell is not relaxing to me.
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I have a great recipe for baby wipes (cloth) that included essentiall Lavendar oil and it was wonderful. I used it when DD was a baby and I think I´ll modify it and add a little Rosemary (if it´s safe) this time for DS.

What about Kellymom? They might have something on oils/aromas for mom/baby?

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Personally, I would think that dried lavender sachets would be just fine to use.

Although, there was discussion about the EO linked to abnormal breast development in boys. Link

You can take if for what it's worth and then I would probably research a little more about it. But the fact that these oils do contain both estrogenic and anti-androgenic properties does make me think twice about slathering my son up in some yummy smelling lotion all of the time. I would definitely be interested in more studies about this- should have married a scientist!!!!

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My new furniture has a little varnish-y smell to it as well. I was wondering what to do about it, I don't want to put the clothes in the drawers yet while it's still airing out. Any other suggestions?

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