There’s a life lesson in that…

I was all set up for a blissful chill out on Sunday night. Couch, TV, blankie, glass of wine, beautiful Aveda Light The Way French Lavender candle burning on the coffee table. How good does that sound? Well, it was awesome until I knocked the candle over and it spilled wax All. Over. The. Carpet.

You know what is amazing though? Soy wax is so soft that it wipes straight up. No kidding, I soaked it up with a paper towel, gave it a little rub and you can’t even tell where I made the mess. This outcome is excellent, because I haven’t told my Fiance about my little accident yet (hi honey!).

After the tumble

While we’re talking about the candle, I was burning it because a) lavender is very calming and b) the glass container the candle is in was once the bottom of a wine cooler bottle (very cool) and c) April is Earth Month, a campaign Aveda created all the way back in 1999 (I was still in high school then, yikes!) The Aveda Walk For Water event is on this Sunday in Syd, Melb, Brissy and Perth and all the deets are here. Proceeds go to the Premiers Disaster Relief Appeal for all our northern friends who suffered through Mother Nature’s mood swings earlier in the year, so you know it’s a totally worthy cause.

However, if you can’t make it down to an event on Sunday morning because you’ll be sailing/painting/eating croissants/hungover, then you should definitely buy a candle. 100% of proceeds go to Wateraid, which is a really great initiative to provide something we all take for granted to people who aren’t as fortunate as us. Reading through the Wateraid website kind of puts things in perspective – suddenly wax on the carpet doesn’t seem so important.

Aveda Light The Way Earth Month Candle – French Lavender
Price: $24.95
From: Aveda Spas and Salons
Why you need it: Support an amazing charity with a beautiful treat for yourself. Light the candle and reflect on all the things you’re grateful for.

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