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We've missed you!!! We saw so many beautiful faces at the St. Louis Park Art Fair. Thank you to all who came out and shopped local! Your support and feedback is so important to us! It can be hard to plan ahead, what with the ebb and flow of the pandemic, but so far we have one other in-person event planned, and it's our favorite! Come see us in November for the Art & Gift Expo at the Minneapolis Convention Center! This is a mask-on indoor show, but don't worry, you can totally smell the candles through your mask. This 3-day event is SO fun, they have live music, demos, and a full bar! It's the best of the best for getting all your holiday shopping done in one place. Hope to see you there!
like leaves in autumn, we too make changes
Fall candles are hitting store shelves now!
We're hard at work making batch after batch of candles. It's our biggest and best autumn candle collection yet! In order to better serve our brick & mortar stockists whiles keeping a shred of work/life balance, we've decided to limit our online shop to seasonal candles only. And BOY did those fall candles sell out fast! Whew! But don't worry, you can still find our autumn candles at our many stockists. These brick & mortar stores need your support now more than ever in these post(-ish) pandemic times, so please support your local stores! Sign up for our e-newsletter to be the first to know when they go live!
We've made some new friends in 2021!
If you're in Cottage Grove, head over to the beautiful gift shop at Zywiec's Garden Center & find our candles gracing their shelves.
If you're in Southern Minnesota you'll be glad to know of two new stores carrying our candles! In Mankato, the Prairie Pride Farm store, located in downtown near Cubs, has amazing farm fresh meats, Minnesota made jams, and now our candles too! For some fun shopping head over to Amboy, where you can also find them at 112 Maine Boutique.
Headed for a getaway up North? Stop by Pine Peaks Restaurant & Gifts, for some cozy comfort food and fun shopping, in Crosslake, MN.
Don't forget to
trim your wick!
Our #1 candle tip is this: TRIM YOUR WICK
After each burn, once the wax has cooled, it's important to remove the black crumbling ash before relighting. You can use a wick trimmer, a scissors, or even just pinch off as much as you can with your fingers. Removing the excess ash makes relighting easier, keeps the flame at a safe height, and prevents smoking of the jar. The wax also burns more efficiently so your candle will last longer too! Now that's advice we can all get behind!
*coming soon* France 44 - Edina
*coming soon* 112 Maine Boutique - Amboy
What's in a name?
'Sota Cracklers! It's a terrible, terrible pun... so of course we went with it! Actually the name of our made-in-Minnesota candles is partly derived from the crackling wooden wicks we use! We're also BIG fans of Minnesota & proud to call the state our home! That's why our scents are named after places & things that are uniquely Minnesotan, like our piney Northwoods scent, or our cheeky Mosquito Bite scent made with citronella & mint.
We value quality, craftsmanship, & beautiful design. We strive to bring you a bit of nature with our crackling wood wicks, set into naturally smoke-less soy wax candles, which fit brilliantly into any modern or traditional home decor. Our wood wicks are responsibly sourced from US forests & our wax is also made from American grown soy beans. All our candles are carefully poured by hand, in small batches, in our St. Paul home studio for your enjoyment.
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