Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Tea Tree Oil

There is the possibility that the European Union may ban tea tree oil. Users of the oil risk having rashes and allergies. Some boys who used products containing the oil apparently grew breasts. I bought some tea tree oil recently. As I recall it was rather expensive. The odor of it was so strong that I only used it once. I didn’t want to go around all day smelling like tea tree oil.


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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

The notion that lavender/tea tree can cause gynecomastia in pre-pubescent boys has been debunked by experts in essential oils and aromatherapy at
http://www.aromaconnection.org

William said...

"Tea tree" is a euphamism for melaleuka, which is highly allergenic. Nobody from Florida (where there are lots of melaleuka trees and people allergic to them) would ever consider buying melaleuka oil, which is why they call it tea tree oil.

Fireraven said...

I don't know what kind of Tea-tree oil you guys use over there on the other side of the planet; but the Tea-tree oil we have here in Australia is safe and certainly doesn't cause men to grow breasts!

If so, then I'd be a DD-cup.....

Maybe they are adding something to the oil?
Perhaps everyone should try and source natural Australia melaleuca... it would help our local tea-tree oil producers...
:)