Meet your Maker
Join us for our last in-person shopping event of the year!
On December 9th we're headed to Charlie's on Prior for our a fun and festive holiday market! Enjoy a laid back shopping experience featuring a dozen local makers, while also enjoying drinks from their bar and delicious food too! Charlie's has decked their halls to the max and Santa may even make an appearance too!
Perhaps you've already started to see our holiday collection of candles in local stores, and now we have them available for purchase online too! We have three new scents for the holiday season; Twisted Tinsel, Rosemary Almond Cake, and Reindeer Games! If you loved our Royal Tannenbaum candle last year, you're in luck because we have a limited number of our "Wes Anderson" style 9oz tumblers available. We've also brought back your favorites, Christmas Cabin & Nordic Forest, in our Merry & Bright Box. If you're a HUGE fan of Christmas Cabin then you'll have to order our 16oz dual wick candle, available only online and at in-person events.
We've made some new friends!
In our adopted hometown of White Bear Lake you can now find our candles in Oldies & Goodies, a super fun new vintage boutique that also sells handmade goodies from MN artisans, right in the heart of downtown!
In New London, Minnesota head over to Happy Sol for some fabulous fashions (for both women AND men!), quirky homegoods, and of course, our candles.
If you reside in Perham, MN grab a cup of coffee at Nest and treat yourself to something fun in their gift shop full of unique finds and locally sourced goodies (& our candles!).
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.
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