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Introducing Minnesota-made soy candles with a crackling wood wick!


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Check Out What We Make!

4 oz. Candles

12 scents to choose from

8 oz. Candles

Cuddle in, light one of our candles, & relax to the soft sizzle & crackling sounds as it burns. 

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If only smell could transmit through computers!


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Set your alarms to wake you up after that turkey coma, because at midnight tonight our entire restock of candles goes live!  And as a special Black Friday promotion, we're giving the first 40 customers a free tree ornament

No coupon code needed.  

new box sets available online now!

Happening Now

As a response to the shelter-in-place orders of COVID19, we've taken a BIG step with our business and are excited to now be selling our candles directly to you online, for the first time ever!  Chose from our  themed boxed sets, designed to deliver fabulous fragrances right to your door.  Or the door of a dear friend in need of some unexpected happy mail!   With a flat shipping rate of just $3 per box set, you may want to order more than one.  Every set comes with a super cute free box of  matches too!

While this wasn't in the biz plan for 2020 (especially with a brand new baby boy just born!) we feel it's necessary to keep our business afloat during these truly strange times we find ourselves in.   We love making candles and we truly love you all for supporting us as a Minnesota handmade business.  We know the virus is scary, but we're already seeing silver linings in the form of creativity, generosity and an increasing abundance of community spirit!  Again, thank you for your support! 

Holiday 2020 Candles

Are Here!

November-December 2020

They're here!  We've launched our new holiday collection of six candle fragrances, available in stores and in fabulous sets right here on our website!  Plus, since you loved our matchboxes so much, we made it into a cute tree ornament which is the perfect extra touch as you order candle gifts for your family and friends. 

We know it's still a while before Santa lands on your rooftop but we're busy as elves making and shipping out these candles.  It smells so merry in our workshop, you wouldn't believe it. 

Be sure to subscribe to our email list to be the first to know what our new holiday candles will be!  Plus, we've got some fun stuff planned for Black Friday week that you don't want to miss out on!  

New Stockist!

Happening Now

This year it's more important than ever before to mask up and  support our local brick and mortal shops! If you love shopping in downtown Excelsior, MN then stop by our newest stockist, Lake Effect and pick up some candles.   Leader in Cambridge, MN is now stocking our candles too! 

We are excited to have two new sister stores stocking our candles at the MSP Airport!  Pick up souvenir candles and gifts at Inspired Art + Life (Concourse C) or at Minnesota State of Nice (main mall area).  Both are located in Terminal 1.  If you're flying off toward adventure, stop by and bring a little piece of Minnesota with you! 

If you're WAY up North on a fishing trip, stop by Petry's Bait in Finlayson!  This heritage store has been part of northern Minnesota's landscape for nearly 100 years!  They are now proudly selling Sota Cracklers candles in their gift area! 

Country Living Magazine

Autumn, 2019

What a surprise to find out we got a little mention in Country Living Magazine!  A big thank you to Megan Duncan who named out Sexy Lumberjack as her go-to fall candle!  We couldn't agree more!   To buy your own Sexy Lumberjack candle or one of our many other fragrances, click here for the 8oz size, or click here for the 4oz size! 

Cheers to sweater weather & candle season!  

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About Us

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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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. 




Proudly made in
St Paul, MN, USA