I’m a sucker for a good candle. Smelling citrus in the summer, apples in the fall, cinnamon in the winter, and flowers in the spring makes me happy. Until recently, I was unfamiliar with the Scentsy brand. It’s a home fragrance company that offers warmers and scented wax that melts. For two reasons this is better than candles.
1) Candles can pose a danger. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, “candles cause an estimated 15,600 fires in residential structures, 150 deaths, 1,270 injuries, and $539 million in estimated direct property damage each year.” You can learn more scary statistics and safety tips here.
2) Switching out fragrances requires separate candles, which take up room and is expensive. If you saw the bottom of my china cabinet, you’d understand. I’ve got pillar candles, jars, tea lights, and tarts piled high.
With Scentsy, the scented wax is melted with a 25 watt bulb, which lives in the bottom of the warmer. The heat emitted is low and the fire risk is even lower. The unit plugs into an outlet and has an on/off switch.
What I love is that when you switch out scents, all you have to do is melt what’s in the warmer and pour it back into the container. The warmer can be a permanent piece of decor in your home. Better yet, the scented wax is inexpensive and compact.
The warmer I got is Contenta. I chose it because it is neutral, though Scentsy has many beautiful styles. The waxes I chose were Sunkissed Citrus and Flirtatious. I popped the wax out of the container and put two small cubes in the warmer. Within minutes, my house started to fill with the wonderful smell of oranges. For fun, I dumped that wax back into the container and put a few Flirtatious cubes in. It took no time, wasn’t messy, and voila, a new scent.
When I had the warmer in my kitchen the fragrance seemed a little strong, however that’s likely because it was, quite literally, right under my nose. When I moved the warmer to my dining room, which is open to a bigger area, it was absolutely perfect. Christie also mentioned that the strength of the scent relates to the number of cubes you put in the warmer. For less scent, put fewer cubes in.
I now love Scentsy so much that I’m going to give one lucky reader a mid-sized warmer and bar of scented wax of her choice. All you have to do is look through the current catalog and leave a comment on this post (no posts on Facebook or Twitter will count as entries) telling us which warmer is your favorite and the scent you’d put in it. One comment will be selected at random as the winner.
To be eligible you can only enter one time and must provide a valid email address (which will not be displayed) so I can contact you if you win. The contest runs from Monday, August 6, 2012 to noon on Friday, August 10, 2012. If you are the winner and do not respond to email notification within 72 hours, another winner will be chosen.
Christie Mills, Scentsy consultant, is available for at-home, office, catalog, and online parties, which earn you free and half-priced products. One of her favorite things to do is a theme-party. She’s got tons of ideas! Christie also does fundraisers and takes individual orders. You can “like” her Facebook page where she keeps us up-to-date on the latest promotions, specials, and new products.
Christie offers her customers and hosts great specials each month. Scentsy Fragrance also offers you the opportunity to start your own business. Christie can help you with that as well. You can contact her for more information.
Beyond warmers and scented wax, Scentsy also offers lotions, shower gel, body spray, scents for your washer and dryer, room spray, scent circles for your car, and scented hand sanitizer.