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Scentsy Reviews – To Join Scentsy or NOT to JOIN?

Name:  Scentsy
Price:  US$ 99 – plus local taxes and shipping costs
Owners:  Heidi and Orville Thompson
Overall Rank:  70 out of 100

There are many Scenty Reviews online that claim Scentsy may be a scam, and whether it is legit?  Is it really all it is cracked up to be if I want a promising work from home business?

Well first up, it definitely is not a scam.  Nothing online survives for nearly 15 years if it is a scam, I can tell you that much!  What I want to share, however, is detailed information on the Scentsy opportunity to see if it is a fit for you.

And of course share a comparative opportunity, that comes without the purchase of multiple products, or expensive upsells to buy to begin your online business.


Please note this post may contain Affiliate links – Please refer to my Disclosure page for more info.


Quick Links

A Brief overview of the Scentsy Business
The Good, Bad and What’s that Smell…?
Will I get the Support I Need? 
Costs Involved to Start Your Scentsy business
My Opinion & No.1 Biz – Don’t worry about purchasing products or building a downline!


A Brief Scentsy Business Review

Scentsy is a business opportunity or mlm company that sells scented wax and now many other fragrance products,  including cleaning solutions, laundry care, personal care for kids and more.

The main product is Warmers and wax which when plugged in, provides a safe way of melting wax hence filling your room with lovely fragrances.

With the company launching in 2004 by Heidi and Orville Thompson, it truly reflects their vision for this online and growing international business.

Its headquarters and Manufacturing sites are in Meridian, Idaho, USA, and with distribution sites in 6 countries worldwide and a business opportunity to over 11.

Which leads to why they now have over 1000 employees and over 200,000 affiliated consultants worldwide sharing their Scentsy wares and building their own respective online business.

The Good – The Bad & What’s That Smell?

The Good

    • The products seem to work well and enjoyed by many.
    • The Scentsy company is reputable and has been around for along time.
    • Seems like the company overall has a good vibe and family culture.
    • Offers of incentives and rewards for hard work.


The Bad

    • Costs a bit to join (plus local tax and shipping) with ongoing website costs, which with an mlm or direct sales company is pretty standard.
    • Because it is a fragrance product, hosting parties may be the best way to demonstrate how it works (and smells) versus online promotion.
    • How is your customer going to know “What’s that Smell?” online?   Which means your audience could possibly be less unless they know the product well.
    • There are monthly sales requirements on your PRV (personal retail volume) to be met.  This is a points system and points have to come from customer orders, party and online orders or through your personal website.
    • Which leads me to the Compensation plan and all the percentages and PRV that will be required to earn your commissions. (This comp plan is for US.  From the original Scentsy site you can view the compensation plan that reflects your country).



Will I get the Support I Need?

You will get support from the person you signed up with.  There is a dedicated consultant support team and ongoing personal and business development.

Also with your distributorship, you will get online training, business tools, and free marketing resources.

Here are some mixed reviews of Scentsy support, good and bad from Scentsy consultants and customers.


Costs Involved to Start Your Scentsy Business

The cost will depend on the country you reside in.  You will be given a warmer, scent testers, product samples, website, business tools and more.

It is $99 US Dollars, however, depending on your country and local currency, it will no doubt reflect a similar amount to get started.  You will also have additional costs of local taxes and shipping costs.

My Opinion & No.1 Business Opportunity – Don’t worry about purchasing products or building a downline!

The Scentsy opportunity seems like a nice family oriented business to be part of.  The products are enjoyed by many worldwide and with the company being around for over 10 years, this is reassurance it is legitimate.

And if candles and fragrances are of interest to you, then this may definitely be the opportunity you have been looking for.

However, what I have learned online, is it’s great if you can start a business without having to purchase product or pay to access the business admin area.

There was nothing better when I found my existing business, that I could get in, and trial it for free – for as long as I wanted.  And then, pay (initially) $50 a month, but now I pay under $30 a month to be a part of it.

Of course, I could have stayed a free member for as long as I wanted to build my online business, however, I wanted to be able to access all areas of the platform.

I have been part of this community and business for over 18 months now.  It is the best decision I have made. Having made many bad decisions of joining mlms and other schemes before I got here, I can, with hand on heart, say this has been my best move yet!

Check out my Wealthy Affiliate University Review for yourself to see what it involves, why it is free to check out and seriously, get in, set up a free account and do your due diligence yourself.

For once I am ahead with my return on investment which far outweighs the very small cost to be a member!


Please note this post may contain Affiliate links – Please refer to my Disclosure page for more info.


Below is a comparison of the Wealthy Affiliate program to Scentsy and what each program has available to you!

Please feel free to comment below, any additional information you have on this Scentsy business.

There are many Scentsy Reviews online and I do hope I have given you enough information to make your own informed decision.

Cheers, Sharon






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28 thoughts on “Scentsy Reviews – To Join Scentsy or NOT to JOIN?”

  1. It’s my first time hearing about this company. But it’s always the same. I’m not a fan of MLM because of all the limitations they have.

    Most importantly, we all hate recruiting.

    So, thanks for your honest review on Scentsy. I’m sure it will definitely help a lot of people looking into such opportunities.

    I must say your number 1 recommendation is awesome.

    Keep up the good work 🙂

    • Hi Jerry,

      I am the same as you and not a big fan of MLM companys. They do have limitations and many have conditions that sometimes make it unrealistic to make good money, like they say you will. And recruiting is not fun either. The amount of times I was on the phone daily, oh my, I am so glad my online business does not require that anymore!

      Yes, I think this is a fair review of Scentsy and basically what is involved to get started with them. There are alot of Scentsy Reviews available and I do hope that this one totally informs anyone interested.

      I must say also My No.1 Recommendation is definitely awesome. So glad I have found this WA platform and I know others feel the same! Thanks for your comments Jerry and taking the time out to read my review!

      Cheers, Sharon

  2. Hi There,

    I just had the pleasure of reviewing your post. I like how it is straight, and to the point. There’s no FLUFF, just straight facts.

    I would agree that it’s not a scam; a company couldn’t stay in business for 15yrs if it was a scam.

    I also liked how you did the Comparison Chart; that was very informative.

    Nice Job!

    • Hi there Lance Lee,

      Yeah, I don’t like fluff – just straight up facts about the company to share with others so they can make a truly informed decision.

      Thanks for checking it out and leaving a comment today Lance Lee!

  3. I believe by far that having an online business and your own website is better, because when you look at a business like MLM there is so much that is involved as far as attending meetings or hosting them and recruiting which can be such a workload.

    • Hi Norman,

      I agree totally. I would rather have my own website as my online business than a replicated website that everyone else has. And you are so right about what is involved with MLMs. Throwing parties, getting more leads for more parties. Recruiting which can be painful at its best! Having to go to events, it definitely is a lot to consider if you want to go down that path.

      Thanks for checking out my Scentsy review Norman – have an awesome day!
      Cheers, Sharon

  4. Great review Sharon I like your approach. Such a genuine informative review reinforces that Wealthy Affiliate is the perfect way for me to go at this point in time.

    Thank you


    • Hi Ofa,
      thanks for taking the time to check it out and I do hope it has been informative enough. I do believe Wealthy Affiliate is the way to go and hope others check it out and realise the value it offers.

  5. Hi Sharon, well I had never heard of this company, imagine it has been around for 15 years which is a long time. Well, I guess it is because it is in the beauty industry.

    • Hi Enock,
      Yes that is something good about it – longevity which is what you want in anything you enjoy. Not sure what industry the Scentsy products would be part of, it does have some personal care products so it may qualify for the beauty industry but not sure?

      Thanks for stopping by to check out Enock!
      Cheers, Sharon

  6. Of all MLMs, I find this product to be the most difficult to fulfill. Firstly, not everyone’s nose’s agree to fragrance and even if they do, they need to smell FIRST before deciding. So a one-to-one approach is most definitely needed in this case.

    Secondly, it’s not a necessity. Many homes can do well without fragrances so it’s a little bit harder to push, in my opinion, as compared to products like healthy and beauty.

    Scentsy is not big at all where I live and even if it makes its way here, I doubt they would go far given the lifestyle of the people here.

    • Hi Cathy,

      I also thought that, about the fragrance.  I am not into constant smells lurking in my home and that is just my preference, but like you said, you need to smell them first.  

      That is where I think it would be hard to make this an online business, but more a local business, having parties and meetups etc.  If you like meeting people and this social aspect then this could be a good fit.

      It seems to be a family culture type business which is nice to see for a change as MLMs can be very “unfun” at times to be part of.  The only ones who have contact with the leaders are those making the big money!

      Thanks for stopping by and sharing your comments Cathy,
      Cheers, Sharon

  7. I see Scentsy advertised all the time and have often wondered if people are actually making money with the program. I agree with you that the best way to probably sell these fragrance products is in person, like a party, versus online. As with so many MLM programs, a lot of it comes down to who you know that you can sell to. My wife gets invited to these types of parties all the time, and usually feels like she has to buy something. How long does it take to gain some traction with a product like Scentsy? Does the company provide any business leads or is it all up to you? I look forward to hearing back from you. Thanks!

    • Hi Steve,

      Yes, I see it advertised around Facebook a bit.  I guess people do make money with it?  Be crazy to stick around if you weren’t making money, but then they may just be loyal customers too as they may like the products.

      I wouldn’t know how long it would take to gain traction, I guess it would be loyal customers and your efforts and marketing it that would pay off. Again, I would struggle to sell something that depends on “enjoying the fragrant smell” first!

      I do believe you get business marketing websites and things of that nature to promote, plus training to assist however I think it would be up to you to work at it!  

      Thanks for your comments Steve and stopping by to check out my Scentsy reviews post!
      Cheers, Sharon

  8. Hi Sharon. Thanks for that honest review of Scentsy. I totally agree with you, while it is not a scam, as with all MLM companies, you still have to try to recruit your friends and talk face to face with people to sell products. Discovering Affiliate marketing is the best thing I did. You are totally right, WA is the platform to be in. Thanks for a totally straight and fair review. Keep it up.

    • Hi Greg,

      Thanks for checking it out and I only give honest reviews. I am not here to bag or slam any company however just give true information about the company and a bit of insight into why I think website building and affiliate marketing is the way to go.  

      To not have to recruit friends, be on the phone for countless hours with disappointing results, sell high ticket products – it truly is something I do not miss and so glad I am not part of anymore. And the reason I chose Wealthy Affiliate a couple of years ago.

      Glad you liked it. 
      Cheers, Sharon

  9. I really liked your review because it was clear and well laid out and easy to understand. Thanks for giving me detailed information on this Scentsy business.

  10. I must confess, I have never heard of Scentsy and glad I have found them. They must be doing extremely well if they have been around for fifteen years. However, I am a sweet smelling freak. I love the smell of fabric softener on laundry. 

    I spoil myself rotten with an expensive aftershave like Hermes and Bulgari because it lasts me a long time. I think Scentsy is worth having a look as I see they have a lovely range of products for children. The prices are fairly competitive.

    • Hi Richard,

      Glad you have stumbled across my detailed Scentsy Review.  Yes, they would be doing well considering the time they have been online.  Getting to 15 years is a great effort and obviously they have a great family vibe about them, as they have stated, which probably is why people are staying with the business – amid other things.

      You may have to look into there products if you enjoy Scents as you say you do.  I think I have included there main website link at the top of my post so do check them out.  Thanks for stopping by and giving your 2 cents!

      Cheers, Sharon

  11. Thanks for the great review! I was contemplating this actually and trying to find info on it before I stumbled across wealthy affiliate.

    Nice to see the validation that I made the right choice. AS other commenters have stated, not a fan of MLM structure.

    I’ve almost been suckered into a few of them. They don’t tend to be honest!

    • Hi Taylor,

      You are very welcome.  And it is always good to do your due diligence before you start anything.  I like to think I give fair Reviews on MLM businesses.  Just the details and another alternative if this isnt a fit.

      Yes I must say I am definitely not a fan of the MLM structured business.  It tends to favor those who join first and at the top and so few do make it big like they say you can.  I like where I am now with Wealthy Affiliate.  An inexpensive platform than ANYONE can afford.  Unlimited and supported training and it all comes down to your efforts whether you will succeed or not.  The big thing is, it won’t BREAK the BANK in the time it takes.

      Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts Taylor.


  12. Sharon,
    Your Scentsy Review is very informative and for those who like doing home parties to demonstrate the products this could be a very nice program to join. Mother’s who want to stay home with their children would have to give up evening hours with them to run this type of business.

    I on the other hand, prefer the Wealthy Affiliate Program this could be done while their children are at school and in free time. My recommendation would be the same as yours if they are willing to put in the work it is a profitable way to run your own business.


    • Hi Susan,

      Thanks for checking out my Scentsy Review. Yes you are right, some people do enjoy the whole interaction with people and doing parties for their business.

      I prefer online myself, and know that the WA platform is ideal for all types of people, and even mums who want to work around their kids. Glad you like the program too Susan!

  13. Hi Sharon,

    Yes I totally agree with you. MLM is good but requires plenty of legwork!

    I prefer to spend time on my online business working from home and having spare time for family and social life.

    As I am working on my site, building content and planning an effective marketing strategy, my social life is a bit thin on the ground at the moment.

    It is better to build a sound business and get it up and running smoothly and having sacrifices, don’t you think?

    Thank you for sharing!

    • Hi Stella,

      Yes I am trying to organise my times better so I work on my business earlier and have more family time.  You do have to make sacrifices especially in the early days of your online business.

      But in the end it will be truly worth it.  Thanks for checking out my Scentsy Review and also my website today Stella!

      Cheers, Sharon

  14. Hi Thanks for your review I think it’s pretty accurate. For many of us our primary sales agent is Social Media and do well online promoting and selling products as well as sharing the opportunity as you have done here sharing your opportunity. I believe there is an opportunity for everyone and you just have to find what works for you. As for your chart we do have access to contact the owners if needed as well as live chats and training.

    • Hi Tomas,
      Glad you liked my review on Scentsy and glad you like their company. You are so right, there definitely is an opportunity for everybody and in these Reviews, I try to give as much accurate information as possible and another alternative is what I do. So, if someone is not keen on building an MLM type business model for their online business, then maybe Affiliate Marketing is the route to go?

      Thanks for letting me know other things you have available to you. I will go in and change my chart to reflect them. Once again, thanks for checking out my Scentsy Reviews, have a great day!
      Cheers, Sharon


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