I have had a great many brands’ candles land on my desk over the years and I can say with absolute certainty that nothing looks quite like the one by eco-brand Lite+Cycle which takes the idea of recycling to a whole new level. You see, the light-as-air material that replaces the traditional glass jar is entirely compostable. Believe it. Made from a renewable bio-material the candle’s vessel is grown in the dark with “mycelium” (a mushroom’s vegetative part) and absolutely no chemical additives. So once you have burned it down, you can simply shred it and toss in your garden. The material concept is particularly enticing, but so too are the scents—currently the compostable wonder comes in lavender, vetiver, and, my personal favorite, bergamot aromas. And like the container, the scent oils are also eco-minded: all are derived from plants that have been cultivated without pesticides or chemical fertilizers. Another reason to carry a torch for Lite + Cycle. FIORELLA V.