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we stand with ukraine
We, at 'Sota Cracklers, condemn the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Each day we read yet another frightening news story that just breaks our hearts! And it feels hard wanting to help those resilient people yet being so far away. We thought about making a special candle and then donating a portion of the proceeds, but to be honest, it felt a little "sale-sy" and we'd really rather not be a middle-man, reducing the donation dollars actually reaching those in need of help. So instead we're posting links to a few very great organizations that are making a difference: UNICEF, Ukraine Red Cross, & The International Rescue Committee.
Please consider donating to one of these worthy organizations! Let’s support the people of Ukraine, together!
We've made some new friends in 2022!
In the twin cities, get your candles and delightful wines, cheeses, & more at France 44 in Edina!
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? Don't miss a hike around Gooseberry Falls in Two Harbors, and find our candles in their beautiful lodge gift shop!
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!
Want a fancy wick trimmer like the one in the photo? We've got you covered here.
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.