I adore candles but I love a great cause even more so. With the crisper days of Autumn beginning to roll around, you may be seeking out a few scented candles to add a little ambience to your home. Sure there are lots of options out there and truthfully you won't have to look far to find a pretty candle but may I urge you to forgo your usual brand of choice, and treat yourself to a L'Occitane La Flamme Marie Claire Candle? You will be supporting a very worthy cause by doing so.
Yes the L'Occitane La Flamme Marie Claire Candle is beautifully presented within a pretty pink, floral-come-geometric print metal tin, that admittedly looks great in any room, all the while adding a splash of colour too. It also goes without saying that as it is a L'Occitane candle, it of course smells wonderful too - a gentle blend of citrus fruits, that gently refresh the air and uplifts the spirits but the real beauty of this candle is the cause it supports.
L'Occitane and Marie Claire have teamed up to produce a candle that will help to raise funds for the education of girls, and young women within developing countries; one hundred percent of the profits raised from such candle will be donated to selected charities supporting girls’ schools and education projects in Cambodia, Uganda, Sierre Leone and Burkina Faso. Isn't that just wonderful?
The flame (La Flamme) is a symbol of hope, a beacon of knowledge spreading the light of understanding and education throughout the world - as such, there is no more fitting tribute than the flickering light and warmth of a candle. Globally L'Occitane La Flamme Marie Claire aim to raise over €300,000 - in the UK, candle sales should raise over £50,000, which will be donated to three charities: Plan International UK, Toutes à L'École and Entrepreneurs Du Monde and it all starts with the purchase of one candle.
The La Flamme Marie Claire candle costs just £8 and it is fairly large in size - not to mention that once you have burnt the candle, you can re-purpose the pretty tin. As a young woman fortunate enough to be afforded the opportunity of education, I have purchased four candles as small tokens of my affection to the women in my life that made my education possible, and one for myself to pay it forward.
You can purchase your own L'Occitane La Flamme Marie Claire Candle via L'Occitane both in-store and online - link, for £8 throughout the month of September.