Tuesday, June 21, 2011

CLOSED: Scentsy: It's a Review, Giveaway and Party!

I was so excited to get an opportunity to review some Scentsy goodies.  I must have been living under a rock because I honestly had not heard of Scentsy until a few months ago when we had several scentsy consultants giving away goodies on Instinctual Mamas for our Happy X Amount Fan Giveaways (we had a few!).  I was intrigued at the idea of a safe smell goodie for my house but with money tight (as always) I could not buy any for myself.

Enter my good friend Angie, who began selling scentsy to occupy her time and give back to 2 of her favorite charities-she makes no profits, she donates everything.  She asked me if I would like to do a review for her and I jumped at the chance. 

I stopped using candles in my house long ago.  I stopped for several reasons, including the safety concerns with small kids.  With Karma's superior climbing abilities there were very few safe places to put candles (except maybe hanging the from the ceiling, although I am sure she could still figure out a way to get to them if she tried hard enough!).

I also stopped using them after I learned that burning candles can "emit pollutants like benzene, styrene, toluene, acetone and particulate matter." - Natural Life Magazine. and that "Some candles on the market today are made with wicks that have either lead or lead cores that emit potentially dangerous levels of lead into the air." -ScienceDaily (Oct. 7, 1999).  As we all know, lead is very dangerous, especially for young kids.  When you burn a candle that has a wire containing wick not only does it emit lead into the air that you and your family then breath in but it also spreads it all over your house.  The lead, in the form of soot, can settle on everything inside of your home.   When I learned of these things the candles went bye bye.

Air Fresheners are just as bad (if not worse) when it comes to adding pollutants into your home's air, often just coating your nasal passages with chemicals to make you think the air smells better than it does. So those were not an option either.

Therefore I was stuck for over a year with no smell goods and plenty of smell bads (smelly/dirty/wet dogs, dirty diapers, smelly trash, etc etc) in my home

Enter Scentsy. 

Scentsy offers bars of yummilicious smelling wax that are melted in a warmer that features a low energy 25 or 15 watt bulb. The "candles" are wickless, smokeless, and flameless.  The heated wax does not release any harmful chemicals or pollutants into the air and many say it is safe even for those who have allergies or asthma to use (no one in our house has either of those so I cannot say for sure if this is true or not).

Because it is flameless Scentsy is safe to use around children.  The wax is safe to the touch, it does not get hot and will not burn anyone if it is accidentally spilled.  The warmer itself stays relatively cool as well.  I still would not let my kids touch it out of fear that they may drop and break it, but it is safe to the touch.  When Angie first told me this I was slightly skeptical so one of the first things I did was test this out for myself.  I was able to stick my fingers directly into the wax no problem.

first I touch the warmer itself, barely warm-
it had been plugged in over 2 hrs at this point.

then I put my fingers in the wax, again barely warm

once I removed my fingers the wax rehardened quickly

Scentsy offers over 80 scents and a wide variety of warmers (full size, mid size and plug in) sure to fit anyone's style.  I found over 20 that I would LOVE to have, just can't justify to my hubby that we need that many warmers!

I was sent samples of 5 fragrances to test out.  I was told that the wax lasts forever and she was not kidding!  I have had the warmer about a month now and have only gone through 2 scents and honestly the first scent was not used up I just dumped it into a small container so I could try out a new scent. 

The scents I have actually tried thus far are Camu Camu and Love Story.  Camu Camu is by far my favorite.  I am so thankful that Angie sent me this scent, it has a pretty funny name so I am sure I would have never chosen it on my own.  It smells so yummy though.  Love Story is heavenly as well.  I still have some Peach 'a la Mode, Groovy Grapefruit and Coconut Lemongrass. 

I plan to try the Coconut Lemongrass next and in fact, I may dump the love story into another small container today so  I can try it.  Sniffing the unmelted wax it reminds me of the smell of a Tanning Salon (yes, I was bad and used to tan as a teenager!  I plan to write a blog about that soon too, in fact its already started).  It's a strangely comforting smell because of this.

Elephant Scentsy Buddy- Ted's mom LOVES Elephants,
gonna have to get her one of these!

Smell is a totally personal thing though, I can sit here and tell you all about the smells I love and you may hate them.  I encourage you to check out Angie's website and browse through the scent descriptions for yourself.

If you have not tried scentsy yet all I can say is WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR!!  I am forever hooked now!  I can't wait to try out some more scents, just gotta make myself use the ones I have first.

As a part of this review Angie, being the kind person and friend that she is, has decided she would like to offer up a plug in warmer and full size bar in winners choice of scent for 2, yes TWO winners.


In order to be qualified you must complete at least the 1 mandatory entry.  You can do as many or as few of the extra entries as you want.  I would prefer that you leave everything you do in 1 comment but its not biggie if you leave multiple comments too.  I have figured out a great (for me) way of choosing a winner that involves me copying and pasting all of the comments and then numbering each entry.
All entries must contain a valid email address so that you can be contacted if you are oneof the winners.
Please do not unlike anything you have liked once the contest is over, this is just poor etiquette.

Mandatory Entry:
Join the Angie's funtastic scentsational games and promo's Group on FB (click the link, then click on "join" and Angie will confirm you).  Once you have been confirmed a member of the group please leave a comment sayinf "Adventures in Mommyhood sent me"
This entry must be completed to qualify for the gifts.

Additional Entries:
Follow this blog on GFC
Follow Adventures in Mommyhood: Mommy Outnumbered on FB
Follow Instinctual Mamas on FB
Go to Angies Scentsy Website and look around, leave a comment telling me what scent you would choose if you won.
*If you already do any of these then just leave a comment saying that you already follow/like .....

If you would like a chance at 5 extra bonus entries:
Check out my online party, if you place an order come back here and leave a comment with your confirmation code and what you ordered.  This will earn you 5 additional entries, just leave 1 comment I will make sure you are given 5 additional chances to win.

Giveaway will run Tuesday June 21 through midnight on Friday July 8.  Winners will be chosen and announced within 2 business days.


this smell goodie mama,

So I thought I had a great system going of cutting and pasting all comments into a word doc and assigning them numbers 1-how ever many entered.  It worked great until today when my 3 year old unplugged the computer when  I was literally on the 2nd to last person's entries.  I had to do it ALL over again because I didn't think ahead to save my progress.  ARGH!  Whoever coined the phrase "terrible two's" must have mistakenly thought a 3 yr old was in fact a 2 yr old because my 2 yr olds are little angels, their horns don't appear until age 3!!!


Jackie Nicole Wertish jaxw1208@gmail.com
Mintee Mama ( Larissa Willfong) lwillfong@hotmail.com

CONGRATS to both ladies, I will be passing your info on to Angie and she will contact you shortly.


  1. 1. I requested to join Angie's group on facebook.
    2. already like instinctual mama's
    3. now following this blog on google connect
    4. liked mommy outnumbered:adventures in mommyhood on facebook
    5.if i could have something from Angie's website i would love the little lamb mid size scentsy warmer

  2. 1. I have joined Angies Funtastic Scentsations Facebook Page

    2. Follow this blog on GFC
    3. Follow Adventures in Mommyhood: Mommy Outnumbered on FB
    4. Follow Instinctual Mamas on FB
    5. I would pick Jumpin Jelly Beans

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  4. 1. Already a fan of angies page
    2. follow your blog via twitter @avasmom2011
    3. liked Adventures in Mommyhood: Mommy Outnumbered on fb
    4. liked instinctual mama's on fb
    5. tooo many scents to choose just one! probably choose one i don't have yet or a bbmb :)
    6. your party isn't open to canadians :)

  5. 1. aaf of Angie's Page/ Member of her group
    2. Followed your blog
    3. Liked Adventures in Mommyhood on FB
    4. Liked Instinctual Mama's on FB
    5. BBMB - Red Delicious

  6. Im already a member of Angies Group
    Already follow your blog
    Already Like you on FB
    I liked Instinctual Mamas on FB
    My fav. scent is Red Candy Apple so i'd want that!

  7. 1. I was invited to join Angie's FB page a few weeks ago.

    2. I have never smelled a Scentsy bar so I have no idea which scent I would like, but I love fruity scents.

    Heather Garcia

  8. *I am already a member of Angie's fb group: Mama-Nikki Vosburgh
    *GFC follower: Mama V
    *I liked your facebook page: Mama-Nikki Vosburgh
    *I liked Instinctual Mamas on fb: Mama-Nikki Vosburgh
    *I would love to have the Ocean Scent


  9. 1. I joined Angies Funtastic Scentsations Page
    2. I follow this blog on GFC
    3. I follow Adventures in Mommyhood: Mommy Outnumbered
    4. I follow Instinctual Mamas
    5. French Lavender sounds amazing!

  10. Oops, forgot my email address! Mahoffman92@yahoo.com

  11. 1. I joined Angies Funtastic Scentsations Page
    2. I follow this blog on GFC (as Mintee Mama)
    3. I follow Adventures in Mommyhood: Mommy Outnumbered (as Larissa Willfong)
    4. I follow Instinctual Mamas
    5. Skinny Dippin' sounds good

    I plan on placing an order next week

  12. Hi Christy,

    I'd love to be entered in your giveaway. I've completed the following:
    1. Angie's funtastic scentsational games and promo's on facebook and left a comment saying you sent me.
    2. I'm following Adventures in Mommyhood on gfc as tonasun.
    3. Instinctual Mamas on FB
    4. I'd like to try the Ocean scent.

    Thanks for letting me enter. I love anything scented (at least with the right scent).


    P.S. I'm also having a giveaway here:

    I'd love to have you stop by and enter and follow me.

  13. I'm a member of Angie's Funtastic Scentsational games on FB! :)

  14. - I'm a member of Angies Funtastic Scentsational games on Fb.
    - Following your blog via GFC.
    - "Liked" AIM-Mommy Outnumbered on FB
    - "LIKED" Instinctual Mamas on Fb.
    - I would like Watermelon Patch from BBMB.

    slouttet (at) sympatico (dot) ca.

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway! :)

  15. I joined Angies Funtastic Scentsational games on FB via Virginia Lee

    GFC follower via Virginia Soul

    Like Mommy Outnumbered on FB via Virginia Lee

    Like Instinctual Mamas on FB via Virginia Lee

    I would choose Strawberry Sweetie from BBMB

    vsoul2213 at comcast dot net

  16. Already a fan of Angies Funtastic Scentsational Games on FB -- Breanne Kaiser

    GFC follower -- pyrochic_2001

    Liked Adventures in Mommyhood: Mommy Outnumbered on FB -- Breanne Kaiser

    Liked Instinctual Mamas on FB -- Breanne Kaiser

    I would pick Faerie Blossom!!


  17. i follow Angie's funtastic scentsational games and promo's
    Chantal Beauseigle

  18. i follow Adventures in Mommyhood: Mommy Outnumbered
    Chantal Beauseigle

  19. i follow Instinctual Mamas
    Chantal Beauseigle

  20. if i won i would chose vanilla cream
    Chantal Beauseigle

  21. 1. Asked to join fb group
    2. followed via gfc as ~Taya~
    3.Follow Adventures in Mommyhood: Mommy Outnumbered on FB
    4.Follow Instinctual Mamas on FB
    5. I would like to try Autumn Sunset
    Thanks ladies!!

  22. 1. Already a group member of Angies!
    2. Liked Adventures in Mommyhood on FB
    3. Following Blog on Google Connect
    4. Liked Instinctual Mamas on FB
    5. I really want to try Amber Road!

  23. 1. Already in the group on fb.
    2. followed blog via google connect
    3. liked adventures in mommyhood on fb
    4. liked instinctual mamas on fb
    5. I want to try Amber Road


  24. 1. I asked to join the Angie's Group on FB. I will def. let her know you sent me when she accepts! (name is Rachel Fonner Robbins)
    2. Follow this blog on GFC (Rachel Robbins)
    3. I already follow Adventures in Mommyhood: Mommy Outnumbered on FB
    4. I already follow Instinctual Mamas on FB
    5. I would like to try the Lemon Lavender scent!

    AND can I just say how adorable the new cupcake warmer is?!?! I am super tempted to buy it. I will come back here to let you know if I do! Thanks for the giveaway!

  25. Amanda Kamer

    I'm already a member of her group
    I follow you and Instinctual Mamas on FB
    & I would love to try Watermelon Patch
    Thanks mangabutt@hotmail.com

  26. 1. I joined Angie's Funtastic Scentsations Facebook Page
    2. I'd choose the White Tea & Cactus scent!
    3. Follow Adventures in Mommyhood: Mommy Outnumbered on FB
    4. Follow Instinctual Mamas on FB


  27. your online party is not available to canadians :)
    Chantal Beauseigle

  28. I joined the group and posted my who sent me. I follow Instinctual Mamas (thats how I found this!) My email is electricbattyland@gmail.com
    And if I was lucky enough to win, I totally be all over that Coconut Palm. Coconut AND patchouli? HEAVEN!! When I have some extra dough, I might just pick it up for myself! <3

  29. #1 Mandatory entry Joined Angie's page & left some love saying you sent me
    #2 I follow this blog on GFC (Lollymiller)
    #3 already following Adventures in Mommyhood on FB (Lori Miller)
    #4 already following Instinctual Mommies on FB (Lori Miller)
    #5 Went to Angie's scentsy site & would love to try so many scent, maybe coconut lemongrass would be my first choice, mmm yumm-oh!

    aaron79lori78 at msn dot com

  30. 1. Joined: Angie's funtastic scentsational games and promo's Group on FB
    2. I follow this blog on GFC
    3. I follow AiM:MO on FB
    4. I follow IM on FB
    5. I would like the lavender lemon scent if I win :)

  31. #1-Join the Angie's funtastic scentsational games and promo's Group on FB as Jackie Nicole Wertish & told her you sent me!
    #2-Follow this blog on GFC as Jackie W.
    #3-Follow Adventures in Mommyhood: Mommy Outnumbered on FB as Jackie Nicole Wertish
    #4-Follow Instinctual Mamas on FB as Jackie Nicole Wertish
    #5-I would choose the Faerie Blossom Scent. :)

  32. Heather Malone, passionchick@ymail.com
    I joined Angie's funtastic scentsational games and promo's Group on FB and said "Adventures in Mommyhood sent me"
    I follow this blog on Google Friend Connect.
    I follow this blog on FB.
    I already follow Instinctual Mamas on FB.
    I think I would like the Berry Tart scent, but they all look yummy and if I win I might just change my mind :)

  33. Oops! I have one more entry to add:
    5. I follow you on GFC!


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