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Review of Scentsy: The Products and the Opportunity

I was recently given some Scentsy products to try by Liz Barnes, who trades as www.Scenti-mental.scentsy.co.uk

 

If anyone reading has not heard of Scentsy yet, they are an American company which provides beautiful room scenters, in the form of wax heaters.  Basically it’s like burning a scented candle or an oil burner, but without the fire hazard of the smoke pollution. The scent from the wax is very strong and long lasting.

I’ve always loved scented candles and candle products, but stopped using them once the children came along as I didn’t feel safe. With two school age children and a new puppy in the house the idea of room scenters suddenly seems like a very good idea.  I have been aware of Scentsy for about two years now, and quite keen to give them a try.

The burner I reviewed was a full size burner called Jane. The way it works is you plug it into the mains and a heating plate underneath the dish on the top, slowly warms the wax and releases the fragrance. The dish is removable for easy cleaning.

There are about 30 different warmers in the range in lots of different colours, sizes and decor styles.  I really like Jane – the bit in behind the latticework glows when it is switched on.  I would have liked a separate on-off switch apart from just the plug, but it’s a small thing.

The wax fragrances come in packets of 8 cubes – and retail for £5 each (3 for £14 or 6 for £25). Each cube fragrance is supposed to last for about 8-10 hours so the packs are very good value for money.

I was sent two packs of wax to review – Sweet Pea and Vanilla from the Favourites Collection, and Cucumber and Lime from the Seven Seas range.  The fragrances are all very poetically described in the catalogue – makes you just long to smell them.  I like the sound of the Spa ones best:

New Lotus CoveA splash of sea air, earthy lavender and water flowers anchored by rustic driftwood

Doesn’t that just make you want to go out there and try it – sounds wonderful and I’m sure it smalls wonderful too.

Of the two scents that I tried, the whole family preferred the Sweet Pea and Vanilla one.  I liked the cucumber and lime, but my husband thought it smelt a bit weird and the children were not keen either (there are special ‘man’ smells for your other halves…). I use the burner in the living room, and the scent goes throughout the downstairs of the house, up the stairs and into my bedroom.  No smell of damp puppy anywhere as far as I can tell.

As part of the review pack I received there was also a personal fragrance pack and a scent sachet – great for putting in a soft toy for your children or for the nursery (which they also sell).  I think these would make really nice stocking filler gifts for people.

Overall I am really impressed with the range and standard of Scentsy products – they are everything I hoped they would be and more.  I am looking forward to trying out more of the scent range, as the nights get darker and the puppy gets damper and muddier…

 

 

 

 

The Business Opportunity

Scentsy products are only available for sale through Scentsy distributors in the UK.  The business is run on a standard party plan /distributorship model, with a low cost of entry, rising commissions as you progress through the ranks, and a bonus for recruiting a team underneath you.

Scentsy is still a young company in the UK so there is still scope for making money – recruiting people under you, and doing parties, craft fairs and similar.  As with all of this type of company, you can work as much or as little as you like – but do notice that if you are looking to succeed and/or make a full-time income you will need to put some serious effort in.

The one thing I like about this business opportunity, is that all the people who buy the warmers are likely to come back to you regularly for supplies of wax, so there is scope for significant repeat business (which can be online).  This is not the same with all party plans.

As a Scentsy distributor , you decide how you sell,do you want to do parties, events or just sell through your friends.  You can run a small business or a full-time business – it’s up to you.  This business would work very well for you if you absolutely love the products and are happy to live in a permanently scented environment.  One of the joys of any distributorship business is getting your own product supplies at discounted prices.

I love the look of this business.  I will certainly be returning to Liz for supplies for my burner, and if I didn’t already have four businesses on the go, I would be tempted to have a go at this.  However, I do realise, that as with every business type, you get out what you put in, and I have to say that my time is very limited right now.  But if you have some spare hours in the day and would like to get involved with a business with lovely products, then take a look at Scentsy

 

Mulit Level Marketing: Shona Andrews and Scentsy

Hello my name is Shona Andrews and this is my Scentsy Story.

 

I have always worked full time until the birth of my first child and even then returned to work after 6 months which I have always regretted.  When the second one came along I vowed to do it differently.  Unfortunately circumstances changed…ie husband left, I had to admit defeat and returned to work part time.  It’s then that I started to think about the work at home opportunitites.  I did a lot of research looking for the right product, and  the right company as there are so many scams out there.

I came across Scentsy by accident, I had relocated nearer my family for additional support and the new home was quite damp.  Although the family said they could not smell anything, I could…so out came the old scented candles I had had for years acting as ornaments. I soon discovered (hey, got kids now) ….naked flames attracted the baby, matches attracted the older one, the wick disappeared and could I find it??, lots of wasted scented wax up the side of glass jars and that’s not mentioning the smoke and soot on the walls.  I tried plug ins but they made me sneeze, so I was already looking for something different in the home fragrance department.   That’s when I came across Scentsy….I was looking at an article from a MLM blog and it mentioned this up and coming company just launching in the UK….though ok that’s good, opportunity to get in at the top….looked it up and was surprised to discover it was wickless candles!!!

What you may say!

Well, its an electric wax warmer to be precise but it uses block wax which is heated on a hot plate system.  I thought,  oh I want one of them…tried to find a local agent and the website kept directing me to US agents, as it’s been going over there for several years and was HUGE!  Fastest growing Direct Sales company ever… I eventually found one in Scotland….hint always sign under someone in the UK if possible as you will then get local support…time difference is a killer.

And after chatting with her and doing all my research, I signed up without even seeing the product except for online.

Since then we have formed a great support group covering Facebook groups to local meetings, and had our first conference, where we got to meet the owners of the company and learnt first hand the ethics and mission behind the company.  They had plenty of success stories but they concentrated on what this company can do for others, the fundraising they do is unbelievable and we even have our own Directors Scholarship Fund for our kids to apply for funding to university.

Anyone wanting to do more research (like me) please check out the website:

www.scentsy.net – check out products and About Scentsy at top right hand corner.

Please choose UK as different markets have different products.

It’s a great time to get onboard, earn that extra cash for Xmas…this product sells itself, does well at parties, basket parties and fairs….the product is so superior to any other on the market…as the wax does not burn but gently warms it carries a higher scent load (lasts longer) and none of the troubles of wicked candles, flame, smoke, soot.

It’s great for people with sensitive noses and health problems which mean they cant use wicked candles eg.  epilepsy.

My journey so far has been exciting and I am sure this is only the start…I have not heard of another consultant in my home town so lots of scope.  I have made loads of new friends and have a social life outside the kids for a change.  I now have that extra cash to treat the kids and MYSELF.

Being a mum everyone knows how we tend to put ourselves last on the list, doing a MLM job helps to give you something back, builds your confidence, gives you extra cash to tide us over these hard times and gives us a social life.

Don’t forget who you are, get the best of both worlds and do a MLM job, but choose carefully.  Find something you are passionate about and it won’t be selling.  Its just sharing a passion, makes it easier to talk about and the selling follows naturally.

Joining a new company makes it easier as well as not many people have heard of them so people are automatically going to ask ‘what’s that?’ and away you go’

Please check out my website www.scentsofshona.scentsy.co.uk for your Christmas shopping, or if you would like to join me representing this really exciting company in your town!