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What is Scentsy?

What is Scentsy?

What is Scentsy? Scentsy was founded in the USA in 2004 and has rapidly become a multi million dollar company with over 160,000 consultants worldwide and expanded to the UK in April 2011

Scentsy is not as well known in the UK yet as it is in USA. A question I often get asked is "what is Scentsy?".

So what is Scentsy? Scentsy is a safe wickless candle system that uses a heating element, rather then a flame, to gently warm scented wax. Our electric scented wax warmers offer a safe and family friendly alternative to traditional scented candles and t-light burners. With Scentsy you will not have to think " did I blow the candle out?".

The Scentsy Story

Scentsy began with a simple idea — a safe, wickless alternative to scented candles — and quickly grew into one of the most successful direct selling companies in the world. This wickless concept is simply decorative ceramic warmers designed to melt scented wax with a heating element instead of a traditional wick and flame.

Entrepreneurs Heidi and Orville Thompson encountered the product line at a home show in early 2004, purchased the tiny company, and moved Scentsy to Meridian, Idaho, USA, where the company’s first home office was a 40-foot ocean shipping container on a small sheep farm. The Thompsons were inspired by how fragrance brings powerful emotions and memories to the surface — without the safety risks of a burning candle — and launched Scentsy as a party-plan company that same year.

Scentsy joined the U.S. A. Direct Selling Association (DSA) in 2004 and enrolled its first Independent Consultant. Since then, the company has expanded operations, hired a strong executive team, extended its product line, innovated around the Scentsy business opportunity, and received numerous awards for its growth and ethical business practices. Scentsy was named the number one consumer products company on the 2010 Inc. 500 list, ranked among the top 100 on the 2011 Inc. 500 list, appeared in the 2010 Direct Selling News Global 100 list of top direct selling companies, and received the DSA’s 2010 and 2011 Success Awards and the DSA’s 2009 Rising Star Award.

In less than eight years, Scentsy has generated more than $1 billion (USD) in revenue. Today, the company’s family of passionate Independent Scentsy Consultants shares the Scentsy experience and the Scentsy difference throughout North America and Europe.

What are Scentsy Wax Bars Made From?

A Scentsy Bar is a small block of fragrant wax that comes in eight break-apart sections. Using a high-quality, custom paraffin wax blend selected for its superior scent loading capability; melting point and firmness, Scentsy Bars produce some of the most vibrant fragrances possible. Scentsy manufactures all wax products at its headquarters in Meridian, Idaho.

Scentsy uses both synthetic and naturally derived fragrances oils to achieve the highest quality and longest-lasting candle bar. Scentsy chooses to use synthetic oils for several reasons including the following: -When using natural oils results in unrestrained use of limited or endangered natural resources. -When it isn’t possible to derive the natural oils from nature. For example, synthetic oil is necessary to reproduce muget (aka Lilly of the Valley) because fragrance can’t be extracted from this flower through typical extraction - methods. -When it is cost prohibitive to acquire natural oils and would preclude Scentsy from offering particular fragrances without increasing the price for customers.

Scentsy Bars do not contain or release harmful phthalates. However, a small percentage of Scentsy Bar fragrances contain extremely low levels of non-harmful diethyl phthalate (DEP) which is commonly used in fragrances to help blend ingredients and to make fragrances last longer. DEP is thoroughly tested and is consistently regarded as safe for use in fragrance by several government bodies including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the European Union Scientific Committee on Consumer Products (SCCP). Scentsy follows all safety standards regulating the use of DEP set by the International Fragrance Association (IFRA). DEP has a reputation for creating suspicious byproducts when burned, but because Scentsy Bars are melted, not burned, the combustion that causes such byproducts doesn’t occur.

What are Scentsy Warmers?

Scentsy's electirc scented wax warmers offer a flame free alternative to traditional scented candles and tart burners. In europe our warmers use a heating element rather than a light bulb to gently warm the wax. Once melted the wax only reaches just above body temperature. As we only warm and not burn our wax no soot, smoke or toxins are released, only beautiful fragrances.

Our warmers are a two piece (occasionally three) handcrafted ornament. The removable dish makes it easier to dispose of the used wax. Each warmer features an on/off switch on the back with a detachable cord. Every warmer contains LEDs inside to offer a lighting effect.

How can I buy Scentsy?

Scentsy can only be purchased from Independent Scentsy Conultants. Scentsy products cannot be purchased from the high street or online retail venues such as ebay (please note should you purchase a Scentsy warmer from anywhere other than a consultant it will not carry a 3 year guarantee). If you are interested in buying Scentsy, you are welcome to email me at sales@thecandleboutique.co.uk or telephone me on 07841 199078 or alternatively directly through this website.

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