An invitation to meditate, pray, chant, think positively and release negative energy. Zen reminds us that even in the craziness of our daily lives, we need to take a minute to breathe. Palo Santo (literally "holy wood") is an ancient healing tree native to South America. Its holy properties are known throughout the world. This wood has been used for thousands of years to support physical healing, emotional cleansing and spiritual awareness.
Experience calm with this exotic woodsy blend that includes hints of sage and black wood to bring positive vibes, great energy and harmony into your environment.
- Vegan soy wax
- FSC Certified wood wick
- Phthalate and cruelty-free plant based oils
- Reusable glass jar
- Plastic-free packaging
At Seventh & Oak, we believe in the power of slowing down and practicing self care, and that fragrance shouldn’t come at the expense of the environment or hurt animals. Our natural soy candles are made with ethically sourced, non-toxic materials. This candle ships from Toronto, Canada.
Middle: Palo Santo, Cypress, Sage
Base: Black Wood
Candle CareTrim your wick to 0.25”
Trimming your wick is important for so many reasons - the most important being that your candle will burn properly.
You can trim your S&O candle using a wick trimmer, scissors or nail cutter. We recommend trimming to 3/16th of an inch (0.25”). Wood wicks perform best when they are closer to the wax.
Re-trim your wick before every use, not just the first time you light your candle. Keep the wax pool free of wick trimmings, matches and debris.Burn for at least 2 hours
When you light your candle for the first time, be sure to let it burn for 2 - 4 hours, or until the wax has melted to the edge of the jar (full melt pool). If you do not do this, your candle will tunnel. Tunnelling means that the wick is burning straight down the centre of the candle without creating a full melt pool within 2 - 4 hours of being lit.
If a full melt pool has not occurred after 4 hours, don't worry. Extinguish the candle, allow it to cool and try again. Wood wick candles need a lot of tending to, for an enjoyable experience.
You can also use a spoon or chopstick to scoop unmelted wax into the wax pool.
The more you burn your candle, the more the wax melts. A full melt pool would have been achieved when you’ve burned your candle half way through.Stop burning after 4 hours or when your candle has achieved a full melt pool
Once your candle has burned for 4 hours, extinguish it. Do not burn longer than this time to maximize the full benefit of your S&O candle and to keep the glass jar from getting too hot. Relight it once the candle has cooled.Pay attention to your candle
- Never ever leave your candle unattended, especially if you have pets or kids
- Never burn your candle close to anything that is flammable
- Never use a candle as a night light
- Never extinguish candles with water
- Always burn candles in a well-ventilated room
- Safety instructions are on the bottom of your S&O candle. Please read and follow them carefully
Once 1/2” of the wax is left, don’t burn any longer. This prevents the candle from overheating and damaging the surface below it. Extinguish a candle if it repeatedly smokes or the flame becomes too high.
Our candles are quite the sensory experience and we understand if you just can't get enough. However, there's only so much wax to burn. Our wick clips keep the flame at safety height above the bottom of the candle jar. This is in place to reduce the risk of overheating at the end of the candles life.Reuse or return your candle jar
When you are done burning your candle, remove the remaining wax and wash your jar with soap and warm water. Voila! You now have a new mini terrarium, makeup brush holder, propagation jar or whiskey glass. Whatever your preferences, you can reuse the jar to your hearts content.
Can’t find any use for it? No worries, email us at email@example.com for instructions on how to send us the empty jar intact and you would get 10% off your next order.
Learn more about our reuse or return program here.
3.5 " tall
+/- 55 hour burn
+/- 10 hour burn
How are you implementing sustainability in your business?
Responsibly sourcing production materials
Our passion for sustainable living drives us to make responsible choices. We ethically source our soy waxes from local manufacturers, our wooden wicks are FSC certified and we use fragrances and essential oils that are pthalate-free.
Our Reuse or Return program
We give our customers an incentive to send back their finished candles so we can reuse them. Since we launched in May 2020, we've received around 50 jars and recycled those into new candles.
Read more about this initiative here.
Product transparency and packaging
The three core ingredients of our candles are soy wax, wood wicks, and oils. We are committed to ingredient transparency because we want you to trust that we will not use any materials that are harmful to either you or the Earth.
How fragrant are your wooden wick candles?
We use all-natural plant-based fragrance and/or essential oils and coconut soy wax in our candles. This combination produces a candle with a lighter scent throw that grows and lingers, which our customers love.
Why do you make your candles with wooden wicks?
Wood wicks burn much cleaner, have 30% more scent throw and while they don’t get the carbon build-up that needs to be trimmed off of cotton wicks, they will develop a slight amount of ash at the tip of the wick. The ash can be easily broken off when cool before relighting or cut using a wick trimmer or nail cutter.
Plus, that crackling sound they make is a welcome bonus!
Does Seventh & Oak ship internationally?
Yes we do. Shipping is calculated at checkout based on your geographical location. Duties and/or taxes are not included in our prices and you may owe a balance upon delivery.
How long will it take for my order to be processed?
We are currently processing orders in 2-5 business days. Custom and wholesale order take longer to make and ship. Please refer to your tracking email and allow 2-8 business days for delivery within Canada and up to 4 weeks outside Canada.
How much do I have to pay for shipping?
Shipping costs are calculated at checkout. Free shipping on orders over $99 within Canada (use code FREESHIPPING).
The candle I want is out of stock
Since we pour in small batches, some of our candles may not be available on the site. The best way to know when they become available is to sign up to join our newsletter. You get first dibs on restock alerts, sales and special store announcements.
Are you accepting wholesale applications?
My question is not listed here
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The Zen candle provides a whole experience. I like to burn it as part of my morning routine as I get myself centered for the day ahead and any other time I was to create a calming environment. I'm also not big a lots of scents but this one is perfect.
My Favourite Candle
This is the first candle I've ever had with a wooden wick - and I won't go back. The burn and smell is amazing. Zen really lives up to its name, it gives off a very calm and relaxing scent. A MUST have for candle lovers!
This candle is amaZen!
Usually I choose which candle to light based on what I’m in the mood for. Sometimes when I just can’t decide, I invariably choose a Seventh & Oak candle. The entire Wellness collection has been well thought-out from materials to scents to packaging. Each candle’s description provides a guide for use, and my experience with Zen has been personally therapeutic: I burn it in a small room, walk in from time to time, inhale deeply and feel the peace and calm wash over me. Ahhh!
You are just so awesome, Tammy! Thank you for your review.
A friend bought me this candle, and it was the first one I burned in my new home! Such a joy to have this "Zen" as I unpacked.
Thank you for loving our Zen candle!
Perfect for a Home Office
I reached out to Seventh & Oak before purchasing Zen. I wasn't sure which scent would compliment a home office, and this scent was suggested. I've been burning this candle every time I have a busy work day (which seems is most days!). I was very happy with the suggestion and definitely feel super Zen while being very productive! Thank you again for the suggestion.
Thank you for your review, Eloisa!
A beautiful surprise
Amazing! I wasn't sure what to expect from the Zen candle because none of the scent notes were familiar but I was PLEASANTLY surprised! I lit it for the first time after a long work from home day. I tidied up my room, took a hot shower, turned up the AC and lit the candle. It smelled incredible and felt so so so so relaxing, I'm more than halfway through the jar and I'm waiting on the restock email to get a new on.
We love an adventurous Queen. Thank you for trying our scents and loving them.
The Perfect Father's Day Gift
I bought this candle as a gift for my dad, hopping he'd like the woody notes and the crackling wick, and I'm so glad I did. It turned out to be the perfect gift! When it arrived, I took a quick whiff for myself and was honestly floored with emotion. It smells EXACTLY like the aftershave he wears. Smelling it was like being wrapped up in one of his warm hugs. I dropped it off at my parents' place a few days ago and later that night Dad called to say how amazing it is and how much he loves it (as expected, he's completely charmed by the wooden wick)! Safe to say, I know exactly what gift I'll be getting him in the future. I plan on buying one for myself, too, for days when I'm missing home.
That was so sweet of you and we're so happy your dad loved them! Thank You for your feedback!