Emme Essentials

Boba – Wood Wick Candle

$28 $35

A staple of Asian snack & dessert culture, our Boba candle smells just the way fresh boba tastes- rich and delicious. 

  • 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: Sweet & Creamy

NOTES: Cheese Foam, Boba, Brown Sugar

What is boba? Boba is a common Asian drink which traces its origins back to the 1980’s, with two popular stories about its origin. One story involves the Chun Shui Tang company, who pioneered serving milk tea cold after seeing coffee served cold in Japan. They claim the invention of boba tea happened when a product manager poured tapioca into a cup of milk tea during a meeting and encouraged her staff to drink it. The other theory involves the inception of boba tea happening in Taiwan, where milk tea was already a cultural staple. The sweetening of tea had been a part of Taiwanese culture since the 1600s, before someone thought to combine it with 2 other common desserts: tapioca balls and shaved ice. Boba tea has since gained huge popularity among young people through the 2000’s, particularly in places like the US or Hong Kong.

MOOD: Sweet & Creamy

NOTES: Cheese Foam, Boba, Brown Sugar


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 13 reviews
One of my favorites!

Smells exactly like brown sugar boba tea. I am obsessed with all their Asian flavor scents, and it reminds me of my childhood + grandparents. Worth the extra money to support an Asian owned brand. 🤎

A happy customer
Honest review

This is going to be a very honest review. This boba candle last very long, but I can't smell any of it except the first time I opened the box. Smell is very very subtle. This is my first wood wick candle and I didn't expect that much sound from the wood on fire, but it's surprisingly nice kind of like ASMR. Shipping was extremely fast from USA to Canada with UPS (2 business days). Because it's very fast, make sure you clear customs of your candles before UPS does or they will charge you a lot. I was charged $40 just for brokerage fee + $17 duties & taxes for 3 candles so be fast haha! I respect this small business a lot and I know it's not Emme Essentials fault. I do highly suggest to offer shipping with duties and taxes included to avoid immense UPS brokerage fees (it costed more than a candle in my case). Otherwise, the service was great and the candles are good quality. Although boba doesn't smell anything after a use, Lychee and Pomelo are awesome. Their smell is very nice and strong enough to make your space smells comforting even after many uses! I wanted to buy more soon, but the candle's quality are so high that they last almost forever! Definitely worth buying!

Elizabeth Nguyen

Boba – Wood Wick Candle

Tammy Vo

Boba – Wood Wick Candle

amazing gift, smells like dirty brown sugar bubble tea!

LOVE. smells great, love that this is aapi owned/run and the unique scents that are perfect as a gift. i got 4 of these candles right before the holidays and they arrived just in time. thanks so much

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