Emme Essentials

Mochi – Wood Wick Candle

$28 $35

Our mochi is a unique blend of strawberry and cream- reminiscent of your favorite treat!

  • 8.5 oz soy candle in a reusable glass jar
  • Sustainable wood wick for a a clean, even burn with less soot than cotton wicks. Creates a soothing fireplace crackle
  • Up to 80 hours of burn time
  • Hand poured in micro-batches in NYC

MOOD: Milky & Sweet

NOTES: Strawberry, Rice Flour, Sweet Cream


What is Mochi? Mochi is a glutinous rice dessert that has carried great cultural significance in East Asia, especially Japan. The idea of steaming rice and turning it into a paste originated in China but was introduced to Japan around 300 BC, but it wasn’t until the 6th century that every household in Japan owned a steamer so they could take part in making their own mochi. In the Heinan period, mochi was used to celebrate families- it was common for babies to be fed mochi when they were 50 days old, and it was also customary for the families of newlyweds to eat mochi together 3 days after the wedding.

The tradition of Kagami Mochi originated from the samurai, who would adorn their mochi in Japanese armor and swords and display them on an altar during the new year celebrations to pray for prosperity. It was considered offensive to cut these mochi with a knife, as it would offend the spirits, but instead they would wait for the mochi to dry and then break it with a hammer.

MOOD: Milky & Sweet

NOTES: Strawberry, Rice Flour, Sweet Cream


BURN TIME: up to 80 hours


DIAMETER: 3.06 inches

HEIGHT: 3.5 inches


  • Our soy wax candles are:
    • toxin-free
    • gluten-free
    • paraben-free
    • phthalate-free
    • cruelty free
    • vegan
  • All manufacturing supplies are responsibly sourced, with fair wages for employees throughout the supply chain and carbon footprint top of mind
  • All of our shipping materials are recyclable- even the packing peanuts are fully biodegradable!
  • We encourage you to re-use each candle vessel- check out our social media for ways to clean out your jar or tin once you've finished burning it
  • Every candle is hand poured in micro-batches in NYC

Wood wick candles can be intimidating at first but they operate just like any regular candle! Here are answers to some commonly asked questions to help you feel comfortable with burning a wood wick candle.

Are wood wick candles safe?

Yes, wood wick are derived from natural resources (wood) and are much safer than the traditional cotton wick which are often coated with harsh chemicals!

What are the benefits of wood wick candles?

Wood wicks provide a soothing crackle to emulate a gentle fireplace! They also release a stronger scent throw without being overwhelming.

Are there any restrictions on burning wood wick candles?

The National Candle Association advises that no candle should be burnt for more than 4 hours in one sitting. It is also recommended that one should stop burning the candle when there is 1/2 of wax left. Never leave the candle unattended and keep away from children and pets.

Black smoke is coming out of my candle, what do I do?

All candles (not just wood wick candles) will product black smoke if you burn them for long enough. Simply trim the wick to 1/8 inch before each burn to get rid of the smoke. Trimming the wick ensures the candle is safe for the environment and makes it last longer.

How do I light a wood wick candle?

Simply light the candle from edge and watch it catch. 

I accidentally cut my wood wick too short and now it won’t light, what do I do?

Don’t worry this happens to the best of us! If your candle lights for a short period of time, simply use a napkin to soak up the melted wax and it’ll go back to normal. If your candle is not lighting at all, scrape off some of the wax around the wood and try lighting it again. The wax is the fuel to the wick, and there is just too much fuel for the candle to catch.

Where can I get the best wood wick candle?

Emme Essentials pairs wood wicks with coconut soy wax to create the best luxury candle on the market. Their products are toxin-free, paraben-free, phthalate-free and come from renewable sources. Countless hours of testing ensures the flame is tempered and burns correctly.


Free shipping is offered on domestic orders over $75! After your order has been placed, you can expect it to ship within 3-7 business days. Please note, processing times may vary during sales or new product launches. 

Once your order has shipped, you will receive a confirmation and tracking number via email. Please note, it may take up to 1-2 business days for the tracking number to be scanned into our carrier system. 

It is the customer’s responsibility to ensure the accuracy and safety of the shipping address provided. We will not be held liable for incorrectly entered shipping information or packages left, stolen, or missing from an unreliable or unsafe shipping address. The customer is responsible for paying the cost of re-shipping any packages returned to the sender due to issues with delivery.

Route provides protection for shipments that are lost, broken, or stolen! This service is automatically added to each order, by removing the Route Package Protection from your order, you understand that lost, broken and stolen packages will not be replaced or refunded. Visit routeapp.io to learn more.


All packages are shipped out of our New York City studio. International packages may be subject to customs, duties or other fees which are not included in our shipping rate and are the customer's responsibility to cover.


Preorders will be shipped out in the order they are received. The estimated date for shipping will be listed in the details section of each product. Please note the dates are estimates and can be updated without notice.

If your order contains one or more items listed as "preorder" the whole package will be shipped when contents become available. 

For expedited shipping, we recommend placing two separate orders. One with pre-order items and one with in-stock items. 


If you have questions please reach out to support@emmeessentials.co 

Emme Essentials LLC

330 W 38th St, Suite 1005

New York, NY 10018

Customer Reviews

Based on 11 reviews
Jackie Yang

Delicious smelling candle

Marisa Dowless
Amazing Candle

Absolutely obsessed with the smell and quality of this candle. Highly recommend and will be buying again when it runs out. Can’t wait to try more scents in the future too!

Alena Black
Easy even melt!

One of my biggest pet peeves with candles are when they tunnel. These candles melt quickly and evenly every time so that I never have to worry about leaving it out for hours to melt evenly. Smells so yummy and sweet too!

Tiffany B.
New Obsession

If you love mochi, you’ll love this candle even more! The scent is so spot-on, I can’t stop smelling it. It’s sweet but fruity and it’s my new fave. I also love the wood wick because it gives an extra ambiance with the crackle.

Smells like a happy treat

I absolutely love the Mochi scented candle! It smells like I walked into my favorite family owned mochi shop here in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles. The subtle sweetness of strawberry mixed with sweet cream isn’t overbearing and gives off the right amount of scent to fill the room without smacking you in the face. Even after putting the candle out the scent lingers and leaves a pleasant aroma. I like to burn my Emme Essential candles after cooking to get rid of any leftover cooking smells. Will definitely continue to purchase these stunning candles especially since it’s so hard to find any asian inspired scents that remind me of my childhood.

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