With no flame, soot, or wick, the Scentsy wickless candle system is a safe way to enjoy more than 80 Scentsy fragrances.
Unique Scentsy warmers use a low-watt bulb to melt the specially formulated wax slowly, maximizing the fragrance time of the Scentsy Bar or Scentsy Brick. With no flame, soot or wick, the Scentsy system is a safe way to enjoy more than 80 Scentsy fragrances.
Warmers and Finishes
At Scentsy, fragrance is our passion. We understand how scents have the ability to enliven the senses. The creation of each Scentsy fragrance is part art and part science, it’s the translation of emotions and memories into ingredients.
Here’s how we do it
We start with fragrance oils
Each fragrance might be composed of several types of oils. The materials we use in our fragrances exceed current U.S. safety standards, and our fragrance houses adhere strictly to safety consumer and environmental guidelines.
- Essential oils, which are natural oils extracted from plants and flowers.
- Absolute oils, which are highly aromatic, concentrated, oily mixtures extracted from
- Synthetic oils, which are man-made scents that duplicate a particular fragrance.
There are 2,000 to 5,000 different ingredients that perfumers use to create fragrance formulas—each time you open a Scentsy Bar, you’re enjoying the skillful work of some of the world’s top scent creators.
The Scentsy Story
Scentsy began in 2003 with the powerfully simple idea of aromatic candles – decorative wickless warmers with wax melted by the heat of a light bulb instead of a traditional wick and flame. Colette Gunnell and Kara Egan, Scentsy’s founders, shared enthusiasm for the idea. From this idea, they created a partnership and Scentsy was born.
Enter Orville Thompson, who first encountered Scentsy at a home show in Salt Lake City, Utah, in 2004. When Orville saw the candles made by this tiny Utah company, he immediately knew they had huge potential.
Sensing there was something special about the wickless candle concept, he brought a handful of testers home to his wife, Heidi, and her mother and sister. After introducing them to the testers, he left them alone. When he returned an hour later, the women were still smelling the testers, laughing and sharing memories.
Orville was intrigued by how smelling different scents brought powerful emotions and memories to the surface, and how natural it was to share those feelings and memories with others.
Within months, Orville and Heidi purchased Scentsy from Kara and Colette, bringing the company to Idaho where its first home was literally a metal box. Orville had a 40-foot ocean shipping container on his small sheep farm, which housed Scentsy’s manufacturing and shipping operations for several months.
Orville and Heidi decided to market and sell Scentsy products directly to consumers through home parties. On July 1, 2004, Scentsy signed its first consultant and officially became a direct selling “Party Plan” company.