Aveda is one of my favourite brands. I love the quality of the products and the way they make me feel like the Rosemary Mint Hand and Body Wash (makes having a shower feel like a spa experience), the Calming Body Cleanser (the rose and vanilla are delicious) and the All- Sensitive Body Formula is aroma free and is great on the scalp and body for locking in moisture for sensitive souls. Finally, the Hand Relief hand cream is amazing for dry hands without being greasy and gross and quite frankly the name makes me laugh- I love a bit of smut.
However, what I love most about Aveda is that they are socially aware and responsible. This year during Aveda’s April Earth Month campaign they are looking to raise funds for clean water projects around the world. When you buy an Aveda Light The Way Candle, £15, www.aveda.co.uk. The limited edition candle is totally soothing with 100% certified organic ingredients such as French Lavender and clary sage and the soy wax burns cleanly. The best part of enjoying the candle is that you will be helping others as Aveda will donate £12.76 per candle sold in the UK to its Global partner the GGF (Global Greengrants Fund), who provide grants for grass roots organisations working for clean water around the world as well as Hope for Haiti. If all the candles are sold customers will help Aveda to donate £7.7 million globally!
This week Aveda are also organising a Walk for Water with proceeds going to WaterAid, www.wateraid.org/uk – a 5 mile walk, which symbolises the average distance nearly 1 billion people in the developing world have to walk to get clean water. If you would like to take part please do visit www.aveda.co.uk/walkforwater and http://original.justgiving.com/avedawalkforwater2010
Well done Aveda!