This year, Aveda offers a special candle whose entire sale proceeds will go towards the Global Greengrants Fund which funds clean water projects to help the needy.
Environmentally-friendly, the soy wax candle rests in a reclaimed glass beverage bottle, while its carton is derived from scrap paper destined for the recycling stream.
The box is decorated by Madagascan children who had previously drunk from a dirty, crocodile-infested river; the drawings demonstrating how their lives have changed after a safe community water source was created for them.
A blend of certified organic essential oils including vanilla, cinnamon and ylang-ylang (all sourced from Madagascar), the scent is warm and spicy.
This candle retails at S$35 and is currently available at the Aveda boutiques located at Ngee Ann City and Tangs Orchard.