Much of the fragrance industry is breathing easier today. The European Parliament has reversed its proposal to categorise essential oils as toxic substances. In the end, the European Commission has concluded that these substances do not pose a threat to human health.
The Environment Committee of the European Parliament voted late on Tuesday night in favour of the revision of the CLP Regulation in favour of the perfume and cosmetics industry, which is welcome in Spain. Spain is a world leader in the production of essential oils, with more than 70,000 hectares of cultivation of plants such as lemon, thyme and lavender.
This news has been especially celebrated in areas of Castilla-La Mancha, an autonomous community where there are more than 120 lavender producers, especially in the provinces of Guadalajara and Cuenca. The governmental authorities of this territory have described this as a victory and are satisfied with this decision.