Essential oils are often dubbed as being vital for our health and wellbeing. There’s no denying these oils can certainly deliver many benefits, but in some cases, they could actually be doing more harm than good.
A recent study has revealed that essential oils can contribute towards the development of male breasts. Here, we’ll look at what the study found and whether essential oils could be the cause of your Gynaecomastia.
What the gynaecomastia study found
The study, carried out in America, found chemicals contained within some essential oils can inhibit testosterone within the body, while boosting oestrogen. It is this which leads to the male breast development.
Now, it’s worth pointing out that simply breathing in the oils isn’t going to cause your breasts to get bigger! The study revealed those who had experienced male breast development had used essential oils topically. The researchers were also keen to point out that using essential oils doesn’t guarantee you’ll develop larger breasts as they affect everyone differently.
The main culprits shown to impact breast growth in men were Lavender and Tea Tree Oil.
Could your male breast development be caused by essential oils?
While the results of the recent study are definitely interesting, it’s actually highly unlikely your man boobs have been caused by essential oils. If you’ve been applying them to your skin on a regular basis, it is certainly possible they may have contributed. However, the most common cause of Gynaecomastia is a hormonal imbalance.
If you have been applying essential oils to the skin, stop using them and see if the breasts begin to reduce in size. If they do, they were caused by the oils, but if not, the cause is likely something else entirely.
If your man boobs are affecting your confidence, book a consultation today. Male breast reduction surgery is a popular and effective treatment option which can help you to eliminate man boobs and regain your confidence.