Emme Essentials

Sandalwood – Candle Tin

$15 $16

Our Sandalwood scent is layered with high end ingredients, including patchouli and oud, and is perfect for lovers of smoky, woody scents. 

  • 4 oz soy candle in a reusable tin
  • Sustainable wood wick for a a clean, even burn with less soot than cotton wicks. Creates a soothing fireplace crackle
  • Up to 20 hours of burn time
  • Hand poured in micro-batches in NYC

MOOD: Royal & Earthy

NOTES: Sandalwood, Patchouli, Oud

What is Sandalwood? Sandalwood is a medium sized type of tree, in the same family as traditional mistletoe, native to India, Tibet, and Nepal. Sandalwood contains santanol, which gives the wood its strong, recognizable aroma as well as significant antiseptic properties. 

Its earliest use dates back to ancient Egypt, where sandalwood was used as part of the embalming process for mummification. It was also used in ancient Indian funerals- a censer containing burning sandalwood was placed at the foot of the deceased, allowing the soul to rise per ancient tradition.

Today, the sandalwood tree has become scarce due to the amount of time it takes a tree to mature to a usable state, which is at minimum 25-30 years. While Mysore Sandalwood (the most prestigious variety) is grown in Southern India, other varieties of sandalwood are being grown in other locations around the world to compensate for the growing demand. It takes over a ton of sandalwood chips to produce only 4.5 liters of sandalwood oil.

MOOD: Royal & Earthy

NOTES: Sandalwood, Patchouli, Oud


BURN TIME: up to 20 hours

**Due to the size of the candle tins, we do not recommend burning them for more than 2 hours in a single session.


DIAMETER: 2.25 inches

HEIGHT: 1.85 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 5 reviews
Amanda A Amorim
Really subtle

From all the candles I got it has the subtlest smell, not bad I just can quite scent it

Jenny R.
Wood wick is so nice with this one

Even though it's such a small candle, you can really hear the crackle of the wood wick as it burns! Really compliments the woodiness of the candle smell :)

Amy N.
Great candle

Really love the way this one smells- might be my favorite so far!

Jane W.
Such a perfect candle

I gave this one to my boyfriend- I've tried to give him other candles in the past, but he always complains that they're "girly smells" or that he "just doesn't like them". This is the first candle I've seen him light on his own in his house, even when I'm not there! It looks so small and cute too- I'll probably get him a full sized one when he finishes this one!

Pam N.
Smoky, woody

I love how this candle smells like burning real sandalwood- its got such a nice, natural sharpness to it. Def recommend!

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