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Our Mission

We want to rethink how home goods are made and their aesthetic so we’ve started with a collection of candles. We want not only to be the best smelling candles, we also want to be the best candles visually. We have come up with a unique selection of beautiful geometric shapes that look amazing standing solo or in combination, as you make your own mini art installation.

Embla candles are a great conversation starter. However, we’re not just about conversation, we’re about conservation as well. In our continuous efforts for sustainability, we have invented Embla Tokens, the metal pieces at the bottoms of our candles. Collect five and send them back to us for recycling. In return, we’ll reward you with a free candle of the same design. Embla candles don’t come with jars, plastic wrapping, any other unnecessary accoutrements. Our minimalist packaging not only beautifully designed, it is also made from thoughtfully sourced materials that are recyclable and biodegradable as well. At Embla, all you get is a beautiful, sustainable, next-level candle.

All Embla candles are made from 100% beeswax, being the highest quality, longest burning and only hypoallergenic candle material there is. Bees are not just a big part of what we do, they are also crucial for the survival of our ecosystem. This is so important to us that we are donating 10% of every Embla candle sold to Planet Bee Foundation, a non-profit organization that teaches children how to save the bees.

It’s our forward thinking and ceaseless commitment to quality that seems to set us apart and keeps the fire inside us burning. By debunking existing myths about candle making and making up new rules of our own, we strive to push the artform forward. We have embraced major technological advancements by using 3D printing to help us get our unique shapes, and Augmented Reality to let you preview these shapes in your space and how they look with your existing décor. Our candles are all designed, developed and produced in-house to take the quality of candle making to the next level.

Made in USA

Bee the Change

All Embla candles are designed and handcrafted in our studio in San Francisco.

Sustainable

Embla products leave zero waste, and all components are completely recyclable.

10% of all candles sold are donated to Planet Bee foundation.

100% Natural Ingredients

We use the highest quality materials derrived from nature.

The Embla Story

A couple from opposite sides of the world met in San Francisco while studying art. Greg Perkins from Australia and Evgenia Valieva from Russia. They had both recently finished their degrees, Greg as a 3D artist and Evgenia in advertising. The couple had one thing in common - they shared a love of modern products for the home. Greg and Evgenia noticed that though technology in other industries had been changing at a rapid pace, the aesthetic of home goods has always stayed the same.

It was from this shared observation and combined passion for art, technology, and beautiful living that Greg and Evgenia founded Embla. Through Embla, they brought the latest technology to one of the world’s oldest trades. Utilizing the advantages afforded by 3D modeling and 3D printing, they created a line of unique candles with never-before-seen shapes and all-natural, organic materials

For years, they refined their candle creation process, handcrafting each one out of the Embla studio in San Francisco and selling them online and at local pop-up shops. People loved them. The candles were as warmly received as the flames that flickered on top of them. Because of this, Embla was quickly able to expand to a team across multiple continents, with their products carried in stores in various cities in the United States and around the world.

The name Embla is derived from Norse mythology. In this lore, Embla was the first woman ever created, carved from an elm tree by three Norse gods. Like the gods who painstakingly carved Embla out of an elm tree and breathed life into her, each Embla candle is digitally carved with the latest 3D modeling software and 3D printing technology before it is poured by hand. Like the female at the forefront from which this company derives it namesake, Embla constantly seeks to be at the forefront of development where tradition meets innovation.

Embla founders in Grasse, France