How not so lovely lavender can affect puberty

The essential oil is an endocrine-disrupter and linked to premature thelarche, researchers say
Lavender oil

Lavender lovers and doctors are being warned about the potential endocrine-disrupting effects of the essential oil after a study linking it to premature thelarche in girls.

Topical use of lavender oil products has previously been associated with prepubertal gynaecomastia in boys, the US researchers say.