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We've missed you!!! Though it can be hard to plan ahead, what with the ebb and flow of the pandemic, here's what we've got planned so far! We are SO very excited to get back to in-person shows, and hope to add even more events. Of course the health and safety of our family and community is our first priority, and things can always get cancelled but we're cautiously optimistic that we'll be seeing your lovely (possibly masked) faces in the near future!
like leaves in autumn, we too make changes
Fall candles hitting store shelves now!
We're hard at work making batch after batch of our new fall candles. It's our biggest and best autumn candle collection yet! To get all our stockist set for what we affectionately refer to as the start of "candle season", we've decided to turn off our online shop for the month of August. We plan to use the month to stock up inventory and re-tool things a bit, and also to make the most of those last summer days with our family! (priorities, right!?) But don't worry, you can still find our 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! Fall candles will be available online no later than Sept. 1st. Sign up for our e-newsletter to be the first to know when they go live!
We've made some new friends already 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.
You'll also find our candles just east of the Twin Cities at Smith + Trade Mercantile in beautiful downtown Stillwater! Smith + Trade Mercantile is represents a community of Craftsmen, Artisans and Merchants that put passion into the products they provide. We are excited to join the ranks of other fine "smiths" and look forward to doing an in-person pop-up or two later this summer!
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!
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.
Have a question about something? Reach out, we’d be happy to hear from you. If you are inquiring about becoming a stockist & would like wholesale information, please include your store name & location in your message.