This question combines two recent topics – lavender oil and cancer – and shows that strange information continues to swirl about…

Q&ABeverley H writes
Hi Robert
One of the first references I use when looking up contra-indications is your book with Tony Balaczs – Essential Oil Safety. I understand that you are working on a new edition so no doubt there is more information available than is presently in the book I have.

This morning one of my graduates contacted me. An essential oil supply store in her area has added a caveat to their lavender EO, and say it is now contraindicated for cancer. I have not come across any evidence to support this contra-indication and I was wondering whether if you had. If you have any insight on this I would love to hear it.

Thanks very much.
Bev

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Beverley, that’s completely baffling to me!
Robert