First of all, the thing to understand is that lavender is something that is very French. To an American, it would be like apple pie or hot dogs.
The French make all sorts of scented washing products, cosmetic products, soaps and perfumes with lavender.
Yet the regulators are trying to single out "harmful chemicals", and this includes in natural products, specifically a chemical called linalool which is responsible for most of the smell of natural lavender.
There are some French people who are outraged that some bureaucrats could just casually pass some regulation and then it would make lavender products illegal to sell.
For one thing, it would be devastating to certain areas of France that focus on lavender farming. It's a long tradition that stretches back more than 1000 years.
The article is in French:
https://france3-regions.francetvinfo.fr ... dnogNTu8Xg
Totalitarians don't seem to think about the possible unintended consequences of all the laws they keep on passing. Or they just don't care.
Have to keep everyone "safe" and keep on banning more things.
It would be almost totally unimaginable if lavender scented things became banned in France, the place where lavender is most famous for coming from.
But sadly with the politics in France and the European Union today, it wouldn't really be all that surprising.