Light the Way on a Rainy Spring Day

It's pouring April showers outside my window and my office would feel a bit glum if it weren't for the pretty glow and mellow lavender scent wafting from my Aveda Light the Way candle. This candle is an annual Aveda tradition that supports the Global Greengrants Fund, an organization that provides grants to groups working for clean water and healthy communities in Africa, Asia, Latin America and beyond, with 100% of its $12 purchase price. That's right, the entire amount you pay gets donated.

No need to worry about lead wicks, phthalate-containing perfumes or chemical-laden wax: this candle combines soy way with organic French lavender and other certified organic essential oils (including sage, which gives the candle an earthy, masculine scent), for a stress-relieving, mood-brightening combo. The scent is truly unique- much more complex and mesmerizing than lavender alone. The candle's glass votive is also earth-friendly, made from recycled wine cooler bottles.

Like all good things, the Light the Way candle is limited-edition, available in April 2011 only. Buy a few to give to good friends, tuck in an Easter basket, or light around your own home. You'll be basking in its pretty aroma well into the season of May flowers.