Lighting a candle is usually viewed as a simple way to comfort and relax yourself, but throughout April 2015, Earth Month at Aveda, lighting a candle does so much more than setting the mood or helping to pleasantly scent our homes. Lighting an Aveda Light the Way Candle changes lives.
During the month of April, Aveda donates 100% of the purchase price of our limited edition Earth Month Light the Way Candles Global Greengrants Fund, a non-profit organization that channels high-impact grants to grassroots groups working to solve pressing environmental problems. Since 2006, Aveda has raised $9 million through sales of our Light the Way Candles.
While a $12 contribution may seem insignificant, your purchase of a Light the Way Candle makes all the difference in the world to someone living without clean water. Your purchase of one candle can provide one years’ worth of drinking water for a person living in Madagascar.
This year, the images on the Light the Way candle carton were created by children living in the region of Manakara, Madagascar, who benefited from last year’s Earth Month funded water projects. With new pure flower and plant aroma from 100% certified organic essential oils, including certified organic vanilla, cinnamon and ylang ylang from Madagascar, your Light the Way Candle will spark creativity and stimulate the senses. Each candle is made from 100% naturally-derived soy and plant waxes that burn cleanly and completely, infusing the air with over 27 hours of rich, spicy scent.