Our StoryHow we fell in love with Scentsy, and how we become consultants.
Bernice: I have been a middle school teacher since 2000. While I love teaching reading, I was always searching for something fun to do during the summer that could also help bring in some extra money. I love my summers and breaks and did not want to be tied down to a job that wasn’t flexible.
One of my favorite things to do in summer is to visit the local farmer’s markets. In 2013 I found a consultant at the market and I was so happy to see her! I had purchased a Scentsy Warmer the year before and was out of wax. I tried store brand wax from retail and candle stores but was not impressed with the scents.
I had found my Scentsy Consultant! Because I had to smell ALL of the 80+ scents available, I decided to host a home party. None of my family, friends, or coworkers knew what Scentsy was. At my home party, I was sure to let them all know how amazing Scentsy Wickless, Flameless Candles are! My home party was a success and I had a great time telling everyone why I loved Scentsy so much. At the end of the party, my husband and Scentsy Consultant kept telling me I needed to join Scentsy.
I would never consider myself a sales person so I doubted I could sell Scentsy. I didn’t know enough people to be in direct sales! I didn’t want to join something and fail terribly at it. I didn’t want to waste money on a starter kit.
But I did have a blast teaching my friends and family how Scentsy warmers worked, recommending scents, and hanging out. And I did plan to keep buying Scentsy for myself regularly now since I was giving up candles for good!
So I took a risk and joined Scentsy the next day.
Joining was one of the best decisions I made! Almost three years later, Scentsy is not only a fulfilling hobby but a great business opportunity. I choose when and how to work my Scentsy business around my teaching career and busy schedule.
Scentsy is the leader in home fragrance. Once people try Scentsy, they fall in love with the products. Because there are so many amazing Scentsy products, it’s easy to share Scentsy with everyone. I love being a Scentsy consultant, director, and customer.
Keith: It all started for me when Bernice and I went to a craft fair/farmer’s market and we saw a Scentsy booth. I really liked the scents and the warmers, and I liked that there was no open flame to worry about. When I would visit my mother while I was attending college, I would walk in to wonderful fragrance in the house from light bulb ring oils. I loved the smell, but when I did this myself I didn’t like the mess it created, and it was difficult to add the oil through the lamp shade. So Scentsy seemed like a perfect solution for fantastic fragrance and easy changing of wax, without worry that our cats would knock over a candle and start a fire.
Bernice joined Scentsy, and I supported her, but I wasn’t all in as a consultant at this point. It wasn’t until we went to Scentsy Family Reunion Las Vegas that it clicked for me. I saw the community, met wonderful people, and loved the message I was hearing on stage from Scentsy leadership. Give more than you take. Acceptance for all. Support each other. All of that resonated with me. And it was all much BIGGER than I had thought. The opportunity was there. We just had to grab it. So we did, and years later, we’re still going strong.
I’m a geek at heart, and I especially love Star Wars. When Scentsy announced it had signed a licensing deal for Star Wars products I was super excited! The first products were Darth Vader Scentsy Warmer and two scents: Light Side and Dark Side of the Force. I couldn’t wait to order them, and the Darth Warmer sits in my office now, regularly melting not only the Star Wars fragrances, but also a bunch of my favorites from the catalog. Luna, Grape Granita, Oodles of Orange, and Blackberry Orange Marmalade are a few of my favorites. And now, I have new licensed favorites as well. The Nightmare Before Christmas: Roll the Dice, Moana: Spirit of Motunui, and Marvel: Nine Realms are in regular rotation.
Now, as a Scentsy Consultant, I love to help other people find incredible décor and fragrance for their homes. And, if they really love Scentsy like we do, we love getting new people on our team to enjoy this journey with us. We communicate regularly, travel together, and have a great time!
Excited for the debut of the Spider-Man Scentsy Buddy at Scentsy Family Reunion!