I am a little under a year into a direct sales journey with a wonderful wickless company who will probably be mad if I mention their name (more on that later). This is the true story of my journey along with information from the company. Join me in my shenanigans as a loud, opinionated, vulgar, and offensive sales consultant who never did and will never fit into the box that most of these gals fall into.
With a new month comes a great new warmer. This Month of May brings us the Quirky, the nostalgic, the intellectual...
Qwerty is an old fashioned type writer warmer, he is an element warmer, meaning there are no light bulbs to change as he has a built in heating plate element!
This is an excellent office warmer, warmer for the writer in your family or any hipster honesty, you know how hipsters love this crap. I love him and will be getting one for sure, he'll go right next to my computer.
The May 2017 Scent of the month is Cambridge, sounds smart huh!?!
Cambridge is described as: Sweet lemon and pine needle with an intriguing dash of vetiver.
All month long the warmer and the scent of the month will be 10% off!
Room Spray: $7.20
Scent Circle: $2.70
If you are interested in purchasing the wamer or scent of the month they can all be found here!
As consultants we get some left field questions, let me tell you. There are also lots of competing companies that put a lot of information out there that isn't necessarily the best or the most honest answer. I polled my fellow Scentsy Consultants and also customers to get those pining questions so we could sit down and have a heart to heart about what the heck is going on.
My answers are based on my first hand experience with my product, Information from the Corporate website, information from the internet, and my brain which I fed with knowledge from a legit university hear in Maryland, trust me it's mostly credible.
Is Scentsy Wax Safe?
In my opinion you can't get much safer than Scentsy wax. Scentsy wax is warmed, not burned, has no open flame, is wamred with a low wattage light bulb, and is non-toxic (I will at some point eat some on video for you I promise)
There is a video or two flying around where someone said their warmer exploded or caught fire. I encourage you to use your noggin here. There are millions of Scentsy customers, who are happy and who have warmers in their homes, they use them regularly and have no issues. One person may or may not have had a warmer issue, I have no idea how this person used their warmer, what kind of bulb they used, how their house is wired electrical-wise, or what the whole story is, but if one person in the millions of people who use the product has an issue like this it shouldn't really be alarming.
Consider how many house fires are started with candles and then compare those statistics. The sensible person understands that one incident doesn't represent the entire group.
I stand behind it's safety and I trust it in my home and my families homes.
Is Scentsy Wax Safe for Pets?
I recently did a pet expo and talked to hundreds of people about how safe Scentsy is for dogs and cats. Not only is it great to help your home smell awesome and remove pet odors, but if you dog eats a bar, guess what? It's going to be fine, I have no idea what the poop with look or smell like but it's non-toxic. Our wax is also never hot enough to burn, so a curious cat won't wind up with a burnt paw, as opposed to a flame from a candle.
There is debate about whether Scentsy wax is safe around birds. Because im not a bird-ologist or a scientist I will continue to tell my customers if they own birds and they are concerned about using it around them then I just recommend they use our non-warmed products like scent paks and car bars, better safe than sorry.
How many Cubes of Wax go in my Scentsy Warmer?
Night light warmers take one cube of wax! Regular warmers take two, but you can still use one if you want to try to stretch your wax bar out which I do sometimes! The important thing to remember is to remove old wax before adding new wax so you don't dilute your scents!
How do I remove wax from my Scentsy Warmers?
I use cotton balls! I throw in two or three and watch it soak up the wax, it's kind of entertaining, then I use one more to clean out the rest and discard in the trash. Some people pour out their wax, and that is also ok, but I don't trust myself that much, I would have wax all over the place.
How Do I clean Wax of the floor, walls, or my clothes?
If you get wax on anything always try picking at it with a finger nail or some sort of scraper first, mine always comes off my walls or hardwood perfectly that way. Excess wax or wax on carpet can be removed by putting a brown paper bag on top of it and heating it with an iron on low heat or a hair dryer to warm the wax and soak it into the paper. Light wax on clothes can usually just be washed out on a hot water washer setting.
Are the table top bases for Scentsy Night Light warmers battery operated?
No you still have to plug them in, but we now carry cord hiding bases if you want to conceal those extra cords!
Can I put my Scentsy Buddy in the Dryer?
The answer is yes, they are dryer safe but I try to spot clean mine if possible.
Is the Scentsy Laundry Line safe for HE washers and dryers and Front loading washers?
My Mom uses it in her super expensive HE washer and dryer, if it wasn't safe trust me she wouldn't use it, she's a freak about her appliances.
How long does the Scentsy Wax, Circle, Car Bar, Scent Pak Last?
This is hardcore debatable. I am going to switch up the numbers here to directly reflect MY PERSONAL experience. First of all different scents are stronger than others so some stronger ones will naturally last longer. here are my Findings:
Scentsy Wax warmed 24-7: Scent time of 60 Hours (My Lime Sugar Cane is still going strong after a week, it's my new favorite) Scentsy Wax warmed occasionally throughout the week: Scent time of 80 Hours Scentsy Scent Circle: Like two days (I don't care for these guys and don't sell them to my customers) Scentsy Car Bar: Two weeks to a month depending on the scent you pick Scentsy Scent Pak: Like a long ass time. These are my favorite because they last months, the smaller the space you put them in the longer they last, a gym bag scent pak will smell longer then one you put in a room.
Can I use any bulb in my Scentsy Warmer?
I don't recommend it, I have had people wind up overheating and underheating wax this way. Our light bulbs are cheap and I honestly give them away and always have them on hand for customers.
Does Scentsy Counter Clean disinfect?
No it does not.
It is however safe for pets and kids and smells amazing.
Is Scentsy Counter Clean Safe for wood, granite, marble?
Yes it is! Safe on all sealed surfaces baby! You can also use it in your car, bathroom, or anywhere you want.
Is Scentsy hand soap Antibacterial?
No it is not. But honestly take it from me, antibacterial hand soap is awful, it's bad for your septic and for your immune system. Wash your hands for two minutes with warm water and regular soap, thank me later.
Are Scentsy Body Products Hypoallergenic?
The body products are made with the same essential oils as everything else and in my opinion are fine on sensitive skin. But you should always test something first on a small patch of your skin before slathering it on your entire body, and I take returns so.... Why not try it and you might wind up smelling amazing.
Does Scentsy Hide its Ingredients?
Scentsy discloses the major scents in each description to let you know what it smells like, but it won't tell you its formula. If it did every competitor would have exact matching scents but would use cheaper ingredients and we all know how that would turn out.
How does Scentsy compare to the Wal-mart brand $2 wax bar?
Oh my god Barbara Shut up!
Seriously Barb go buy that $2 wax and then come back and let me know.
You get what you pay for, and anyone who trusts their life with Wal-mart brand anything, well, sheesh. Scentsy uses high quality essential oils and premium ingredients in order to create a QUALITY wax bar with the best overall results. This means it lasts longer, smells better, and is safer for your use. The reason why Wal-mart can sell bars for $2 is because they use cheap ingredients and buy it in bulk from god knows where.
Are Scentsy Warmers Handmade?
They are! I even own a little DVD of our founder visiting south america and trying to spin one on a clay wheel and failing miserably lol. Another awesome reason to purchase from a decent company and not the big box guys.
How Can I buy Scentsy?
Well you can shop the Scentsy website, locate a nearby consultant using the zip code finder on the home page for a local person, or you can buy it from me because I am awesome also, here's my site.
How can I sell Scentsy
You can go log onto Scentsy.com right now and start selling for $99 or less. I suggest you find a team to join, that way you have a support system of ladies to help you. Scentsy provides me a great extra check every month, in fact it's paying for my vacation to Mexico this year, you can have your own business just like that and I think it's an amazing way to work part time or from home. If you want to join my team you can do so here: https://jenlleras.scentsy.us/join
I have a team of 5 and we rock it!
Didn't find your answer here? Ask me in the comments and I will add your question and answer to the post!
My kids watch videos of people cutting open toys, they obviously have problems, we don't need to discuss, but they are a little weird.
This had me thinking what was something Scentsy related I could cut open and find out what was inside, a Scent pak, I always wondered what it looked like inside. So i got my phone out and did a live video in my Scentsy Facebook group For the Love of Scents to show everyone.
The results were not as exciting as I had hoped for, but in case you were ever wondering what was inside, take a look!
Enjoy and if you have weird ideas for another video let me know, I have already considered eating our wax, it's non-toxic after all.
My mom is one of those ladies who has everything she needs and never wants anything, I swear that woman is impossible to shop for. So I obviously shop Scentsy for Mother's day. She has enough warmers so I tend to get her new wax, but this month Scentsy pulled out some super awesome specials Moms will love, the body line especially!
Let me share with you these specials, whether you are in Maryland like me or out of state I can offer you these deals and maybe even extras if you reach out to me: https://jenlleras.scentsy.us
The body bars are epic, they are made with our high quality essential oils and you can tell with one whiff how great they truly are. At this price they are technically buy one get one free, so even if you get this deal for yourself to stock up you won't be disappointed.
Speaking of the body line check out these deals, you can get a bar and a roller perfume for $22, a roller, bar, and whipped body butter for $30, or the entire roller ball set for just $15! If you are making a mother's day basket these are great additions as well.
From our warmer of the month collection this spring inspired warmer is a delight and it comes with three free bars as well. This is a great deal on a budget at $35!
This new daisy warmer just came out with the new catalog and is gorgeous, it throws flowers on the wall and is rustic yet modern, it goes great in any home! This premium warmer is also a steal at $50 because it too comes with three free bars!
So if you're looking to get your Mom something she'll use and love reach out to me, your local Maryland Scentsy Consultant, im happy to make accommodations, help with shipping, and make special deals happen if you message me! Let's show the Moms some love this season.
I know for many of you, you're just Scentsy fans and not consultants. So let me explain something real quick, we live by and love new customers, we are all thirsty bitches and we want all the sales we can get. We'll drive to homes, to coffee shops with a giant bag of testers, spend hours making goody bags and adding tiny touches to orders, at least the good consultants.
And just to make people happy so they will want to re-order from us.
So when we get messages that new people want to buy things we get super excited.
It is for this reason that spammers target Scentsy consultants.
I want to believe that we are all super intelligent and none of us ever falls for any of these, but still, I feel like at least a few of us out there actually get sucked into one or two of these from time to time.
I get a spammer email about once a month, always different, always the same.
Here is the latest one broken down, and I will go into detail for you so you can see the red flags.
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I hate to be a grammar Nazi, and i will tell you I do have one customer who isn't great with her English, and another who doesn't speak English as her first language, so this is a tiny bit biased but..... Terrible grammar is a dead giveaway,
NEWSFLASH: THESE PEOPLE DON'T LIVE IN THE US, OR CANADA, OR ANYWHERE THAT SPEAKS ENGLISH
These guys are in an internet cafe somewhere in one of several countries I won't name because i don't want to be accused of calling out people from those countries, but seriously there are 4 or 5 that are just notorious for this shit.
If your email sounds like a three year old wrote it, it's probably spam.
Everyone knows how to buy stuff online. If my Dad can order dirty movies and beer of the month club on his dial up than anyone can figure it out. The reason they are always asking how to make payments is because they don't want to use the website, they want to swindle you into some sort of alternative transaction, probably involving money orders, checks, or weird accounts.
Im always in a rush to buy Scentsy too, difference is I would never us urgency in an email to someone like this unless I politely said, something like "I would love to place this order as soon as you have time it's for my moms birthday which is in two weeks."
They are rushing you so that you rush and don't pay attention.
This one doesn't contain it, but often times spammers will say they are blind, deaf, paralyzed, anything to make you feel bad for them and to forget that they are clearly a spammer. If you see this you should immediately send up the red flags.
These emails are annoying, and I feel bad for consultants that are struggling, because when they get these I feel as though they get more excited and more hopefully that they are real, the people who send these out need a special kind of punishment that I just can't really put into words at the moment. If you're a consultant keep an eye out, and also if you're just a normal person, these spammers email you too, don't be a dummy, you should immediatly know what is spam, and what is real.
Here comes Peter Cotton Tail, hopping down the bunny trail, hippitty hoppitty Easters on it's way!!!!
Another Easter is almost here! I don't go big on Easter at my house, We have modest baskets that probably rack up a total of $20. My kids get a lot of crap from their grandparents and aunts and uncles though, I mean I had to intervene at a certain point and ask for snacks like popcorn and pretzels instead of chocolate, it was like Halloween all over again!
So if you're looking for a great basket alternative to candy, check out this Maryland Scentsy Consultant's top ten Easter basket stuffers, that will also smell amaze-balls.
Scent Circles are fantastic short use items that set you back only $3, you can combine and save by purchasing 5 and getting one free! These are wonderful for older kids and teens, they are good for use in the car, lockers, gym bags, closets, office space, anywhere you're looking for a week or two of fresh scent! Find them here!
Car bars are wonderful for teens! These guys will have stinky teens trash filled cars smelling like Martha Stewart's linen closet in ten seconds flat. These are also nice for a mans gift, my husband loves his weathered leather car bars and insists it makes his car smell like brand new car smell, these guys will last you around a month. Find them here!
Scent paks are our number 8 item because they last the longest out of our small scent items. You'll find you still catch a whiff of these guys over a month after you've opened it. Wonderful for kids stinky rooms, put them in pillows, hide them in kids closets. My daughter hangs hers on her coat rack and loves that her room smells great. These come in so many kid scents and are also included free with purchase of a buddy! Find them here!
Scentsy Buddy Clips are awesome, they are most commonly seen clipped onto backpacks, and why not take that amazing smell with you to school? No one wants to be friends with the stinky kid. There's one for every kid, my daughter loves the unicorn and the spider, she has issues deciding whether to be girly or not. Find them here!
Scrubby Buddies and bath smoothies take number 6 on the list! They are awesome, even for babies these are awesome gifts that can grow with each kid. They make bath time fun, and you will love the way it makes your kid smell! Also these are wonderful for sensitive skin! Find them here!
For the babies! Coming in at number 5 and halfway through the list are the Scentsy Sidekicks! These are for the babes this Easter and everyone will be asking where you got it! They have crinkly legs and teething rings and smell like a newborn baby. This will be the lovey your nieces and nephews will want to take with them everywhere. Find them Here!
Number 4 is one of our more expensive kids items, an oil diffuser, but great for kids with sensory issues and trouble relaxing, an oil diffuser is a great investment and ours come with a lifetime warranty. If you have a special kid you want to make happy while also helping them sleep at night and relax during the day, a kids oil diffuser is the way to go, they come in both girl and boy designs! Find them here!
Number 3 is a kids warmer and wax! I personally recommend for kids 5 and over, unless you can set up on a shelf out of reach. While the warmers and wax are safe and will not harm, we like to not create messes for ourselves right? All kids, boys and girls, love having a warmer in their room, you can even use changing wax scents as an incentive to clean their rooms! There are options to fit any bedroom decor! Find them here!
Number 2 are our wonderful nightlights, every kid wants a nightlight and these are just an added bonus because they are low wattage and safe and also happen to make your kids bedroom smell less like socks and more like fresh linen. There are styles to suit every kid, my daughter has an owl and my son has a basketball! Find them Here!
And without further ado, the number one spot goes to!
Buddies are amazing, they are large and smell awesome for months and months and months, seriously the smell just keeps on going! They are loved by children and adults alike and make the most perfect gifts! They each come with a free scent pak, so you can customize your scent that goes inside. We even have a bunny and a lamb for Easter, if you don't pick anything else for your Easter basket, choose a Scentsy Buddy, you won't regret it! Find them here!
Thanks for coming and check out my Scentsy site, if you're a Maryland local like myself I am happy to discuss delivery for you so you may save on shipping!
I wanted to talk today about vendor events. Because we all hit a point where our friends and family have had parties and our lists of 100 seem like 100 people we'd rather not bother, plus building new clientele is like, the tits, amiright?
The first vendor event I took part in was a huge pet Expo with thousands in attendance, I ran out of samples to hand out the first of three days. Although that was such a huge event I actually prefer the smaller school related events. Why? Well, because the tables are cheap and the attendees are there for a cause they love and usually come prepared to shop!
Fake-ass Punk Vendor Facebook groups with buy-ins
Oh my god. When I first started to want to pursue vendor events I tried joining some local vendor groups that are "seeking" consultants. let me tell you how sucked in I got, I was watching the posts and refreshing like I was waiting for a reply text from Channing Tatum. In order to take part in most of those you have to be the first to comment. Not to mention that usually those events have already been planned and have many tables spoken for, they are basically there to fill the voids with weird Direct sales stuff that most people don't even know about.
So that got old super fast.
Then I saw a post that needed scentsy specifically, an online vendor group that guaranteed sales each month! Sounds too good to be true right? well duh because it is. They basically make you pay to join the group, under some guise that there will be advertising or something. Then you have to buy something from the consultants in the group each month, then when you are featured everyone has to buy something from you.
Insert eye roll that literally decapitate my head.
Im in this to make money not spend it! And if I was that hard up I would buy my own stuff and make commissions off myself, who actually falls for this?
Well, lots of people I guess, but that's sad, I mean honestly you could invest that money in yourself and your business.
How to really get that spot
Being a Maryland Scentsy Consultant is both fun and rewarding, I do a lot of vendor events and I have to say they are some of my favorite things to do. There are literally tons of events happening every weekend her ein Maryland, and i could score several a month if i wanted to, I feel like im on some list where people reach out to me for these things. But why me? Why do people message me for that table spot not Jill Doe?
let us discuss.
So I recently took part in an employment seminar, because im laid off and I am all about finding out whats going on in the hiring community these days. They spoke to the fact that applying for jobs online was really only 20% successful and that networking yielded much better results, I couldn't agree more. I stood up and applauded the speaker, then sat down because i was clearly the only one clapping and I had a little too much coffee that morning.
but seriously, the vendor events I get into are ones that are run by friends, family, and people that I know. One of my customers whom I met through a friend at her home party is an LLR consultant. Their market is so saturated that they often times have to organize their own events to be able to actually even do them. This go-getter is actually in a group that arranges them once a month, and you'll never guess who they wanted as their Scentsy Rep. Yeppers.
My Pet event is from a past client when I worked at a marketing agency, when her grandfathered in Scentsy table backed out last minute, guess who she called?
And those school events that i get into at schools my kids don't even attend? Yeah, you guessed it, friends, and parents, and family that know someone and who have an in.
But in order to network you have to put yourself out there. let everyone know what you do and that this is something you're after. Ask your Facebook wall if anyone knows of vendor events, tell your mom, your co-works, without this conversation no one will have you top of mind. Just do it, tell the world you want a vendor event, and I bet it might just happen for you.
We can discus table set up and tips and tricks another time, but put yourself out there, network like a boss and you'll find those spots way before the facebook stalkers do.