Summa
Summa
Summa
Summa
Summa
Summa

Summa

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Our jar candle packaging now shares the story behind the inspiration!
Learn more here.
 
These scholastic scents of books, ink, and straw are inspired by St. Thomas Aquinas.
 
Nuanced with notes of dark musk, teakwood, vetiver, cade, and cedarwood.

Behind the Inspiration
Through his prodigious theological works and beautiful Eucharistic hymns, Thomas teaches clearly the truth of God. But after being given a vision of Christ near the end of his life, this Doctor of the Church found he could write no more, saying that all of his works seemed like straw compared to the glory he had seen.

St. Thomas’s feast day is January 28.
 
Jar candle: 6 oz with a 45 hour burn time | Tealight sampler: 3 oz total with a 18 hour burn time

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Each candle is handcrafted with CORDA's proprietary coconut wax blend, custom phthalate-free fragrances blended in-house, and a cotton and paper wick primed with all-natural wax. Learn more about the ingredients here.

You’ll get the cleanest, longest, and safest burn from your candle with a few simple steps:

  • Always trim the wick before lighting to 1/8”–1/4”
  • Burn until the melted wax reaches edge to edge, or very nearly, to reduce tunneling
  • Burn only up to 4 hours at a time
  • Always keep a burning candle in sight, away from flammable materials, out of drafts, out of reach of pets and children, and on a heat-safe surface
  • Keep out of direct sunlight

Customer Reviews

Based on 36 reviews
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Rebecca Moyer
Lovely and intellectual

These candles were very special for one of children as his patron saint is St. Thomas Aquinas and I love that they can provide an olfactory way to connect with learning, books, and peace.

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Savannah T
My Absolute Favorite Candle from Corda!

Summa masterfully blends scents, harmonizing masculine and feminine notes. With each flicker, it ignites reflection and coziness, creating the perfect ambiance for tranquil evenings at home. Personally, I adore lighting it while delving into my Bible; it infuses my space with immense joy! Summa could be a heartfelt gift for anyone, be it a teacher, a student, or anyone seeking solace and warmth. I have loved all of my Corda candles, but Summa is my go to because of how unique it is.

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Marge sotiroff
St. Thomas the writer

I have a son who is very musically inclined. He writes thought provoking lyrics to his songs. He also brews beer and creates amazing, inspirational labels depending on the beer and its recipient. I imagined him praying in the presence of this candle and being inspired by the beautiful mind of St Thomas Aquinas. I love the idea of bringing the saints into my presence by the smell of your wonderful candles.

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Molly Rodenbiker
Summa

Love this scent- very subtle and perfect mix of masculine and feminine scents to use as an everyday candle. It is evident, from the packaging to the product, that the Corda family genuinely cares for each of their products. Love Corda Candles!

D
Debra Fay
Another wonderful candle Summa

As usual your candles smell and burn better than other candle companies. You can tell the love you put into your work.

M
Margaret Turner
Summa

I purchased for the first time and got 4 candles, I chose summa as a gift because it reminded me very much of a friend who book binds, and the description of ink and books had me intrigued. I love them all so far, summa is a slightly more masculine clean scent but very nice and subtle.

M
Molly
Loved the candles!

The candles were incredible gifts for the volunteers at our church! Everything was beautiful and smelled amazing! Highly recommend!

G
GS
Beautiful candle, but scent is overpowering

The candle itself is lovely and arrived quickly, and even the packaging is a work of art. I really wanted to love this one but the scent is a bit too strong for me (even unlit!), especially since it doesn't come with a lid.

C
Carly F
Summa Perfectica!

Gifting this straw and ink scented candle to a bookish daughter. Thanks Corda!

B
Bridget Wright
Wonderful

Lovely scents that turn the mind toward prayer


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Customer Reviews

Based on 36 reviews
97%
(35)
0%
(0)
3%
(1)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
R
Rebecca Moyer
Lovely and intellectual

These candles were very special for one of children as his patron saint is St. Thomas Aquinas and I love that they can provide an olfactory way to connect with learning, books, and peace.

S
Savannah T
My Absolute Favorite Candle from Corda!

Summa masterfully blends scents, harmonizing masculine and feminine notes. With each flicker, it ignites reflection and coziness, creating the perfect ambiance for tranquil evenings at home. Personally, I adore lighting it while delving into my Bible; it infuses my space with immense joy! Summa could be a heartfelt gift for anyone, be it a teacher, a student, or anyone seeking solace and warmth. I have loved all of my Corda candles, but Summa is my go to because of how unique it is.

M
Marge sotiroff
St. Thomas the writer

I have a son who is very musically inclined. He writes thought provoking lyrics to his songs. He also brews beer and creates amazing, inspirational labels depending on the beer and its recipient. I imagined him praying in the presence of this candle and being inspired by the beautiful mind of St Thomas Aquinas. I love the idea of bringing the saints into my presence by the smell of your wonderful candles.

M
Molly Rodenbiker
Summa

Love this scent- very subtle and perfect mix of masculine and feminine scents to use as an everyday candle. It is evident, from the packaging to the product, that the Corda family genuinely cares for each of their products. Love Corda Candles!

D
Debra Fay
Another wonderful candle Summa

As usual your candles smell and burn better than other candle companies. You can tell the love you put into your work.

M
Margaret Turner
Summa

I purchased for the first time and got 4 candles, I chose summa as a gift because it reminded me very much of a friend who book binds, and the description of ink and books had me intrigued. I love them all so far, summa is a slightly more masculine clean scent but very nice and subtle.

M
Molly
Loved the candles!

The candles were incredible gifts for the volunteers at our church! Everything was beautiful and smelled amazing! Highly recommend!

G
GS
Beautiful candle, but scent is overpowering

The candle itself is lovely and arrived quickly, and even the packaging is a work of art. I really wanted to love this one but the scent is a bit too strong for me (even unlit!), especially since it doesn't come with a lid.

C
Carly F
Summa Perfectica!

Gifting this straw and ink scented candle to a bookish daughter. Thanks Corda!

B
Bridget Wright
Wonderful

Lovely scents that turn the mind toward prayer