It all started back in March 2020, just as the pandemic began intruding on our lives. Great time to start a business, right? My initiative behind making and gifting candles was to spread light and quite literally that is what candles do. NosaSota comes from Pinus resinosa (red, or Norway pine)—Minnesota's state tree. I started NosaSota & Co. because I wanted to grow beyond spreading light through just candles. Giving back has been an integral part of my life, and combining that with my love of the outdoors, the mission is to give back to mother nature and the community. With your purchase of certain products, a portion of sales will be donated to local organizations that help the community and preserve the beautiful outdoors.