The reason I started NosaSota & Co. is simple – I love candles! It all began in March 2020 when things took a dramatic turn. The amount of uncertainty in the world was somewhat daunting and my initiative behind making candles was to spread light and quite literally that is what candles do. The name NosaSota comes from Pinus resinosa (red, or Norway pine) — Minnesota's state tree. I want to continue spreading light beyond just the light of candles and since giving back has been an integral part of my life, a portion of sales are gifted back to Mother Nature and the community.