Meet The Makers

Welcome to the cozy home of Sota Made!
We are Mike and Karen, a husband and wife duo who have been handcrafting small batch candles and wax melts since 2021.
Originally founded as Bearded Candle Co., we rebranded in 2024 to better reflect our Minnesota roots and commitment to small-batch quality. While we both have day jobs, our true passion is bringing the warmth and comfort of high-end candles to your home.
Our ever-changing scent collections reflect the seasons, with a few beloved classics staying in the lineup year-round by popular demand. We take great pride and care in sourcing only the finest waxes, fragrance, and vessels - every component is thoughtfully selected so you can enjoy the cleanest burn and most indulgent aromas.
You'll find our candles at pop up markets, shops, and online for all your gifting and self-care needs. We invite you to cozy up with a Sota Made candle and experience the wholesome comfort of our homegrown Minnesota brand. Let our candles fill your space with moments of calm, connection, and the simple joy of stopping to smell the roses.
~Mike & Karen~