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mom to all boys B: 08/01, C: 07/05 , N: 03/09 , M: 01/12 and far too many lost ones
Hi Jen, I was just going through the oldest threads on this board to "catch up" and this one jumped out at me.
I would not use TTO during pregnancy for a product or ingredient I use daily. I would think that if you're using it say, on a cut or something like that, rarely, then ok. This is based on an admittedly anecdotal write up in the NEJM from one practice I believe, where they had three boys come in with breasts developing. It was linked to products containing lavender and TTO, and resolved when they quit using them. It did lead to the NIH however, issuing a statement saying that it believes both lavender and TT EOs to be endocrine disruptors, particularly for boys.
Also the Skin Deep Database has this to say:
That database is a really great resource if you're unfamiliar.