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Happy New Year!
How is it the year 2023 already!?! As we reflect on the past year, a year we can easily call successful as far as candles go, we must say thank you yet again to our customers! Some of you are new, some have been with us for six+ years, but you all have a few things in common; you love candles, you love Minnesota, and you love supporting handmade businesses! We're looking towards 2023 with much optimism, and plan to continue the steady growth of our little biz. We couldn't keep doing it without you. Thank you!
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Spring is Coming?
Is it though?!?
As I type, there is literally a blizzard outside. Let's face it; winter in Minnesota is LONG. We have at least 3 more months of it left. And that's ok! We're tough. We're snow bunnies! We shake our hockey hair defiantly in the cold wind, right? Or maybe you're one of the lucky ones who get's to fly south for a quick vacation. Regardless, we're working on our "spring" collection of candles now. Or should we just call it the "late winter" collection? Hmmm...
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.
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