10 August 2010

Review & Giveaway: Scentsy

I love candles! I always used to burn one when I was relaxing in the evenings, until a tiny tornado terror and a couple of extra cats came into my life. ;) I've lived in fear of an accidental fire starting in here, so it's become a much rarer occurrence these days. Sigh! The best thing about candles, beside the relaxing flame, is the smell! No other air freshener can come close to the smell of a candle - not to mention the fact that there are so many different scents to choose from out there!


So when I first heard of Scentsy, I thought - oh, that's interesting! - and was absolutely delighted when Cheryl contacted me about Scentsy. Just in case you're not familiar with it, Scentsy is a wickless candle wax burner - so no open flames to catch anything on fire (do take care not to have anything near it though that could catch on fire from the light bulb, just in case Murphy's Law strikes!). It burns wax just like a candle, so the same room filling scents can be had! Because it uses a low watt lightbulb, you can leave it on as long as you want, and it's not any more expensive to have on than a regular nightlight. Since it uses small "cubes" of wax, it's also easy to use, and one cube really lasts a long time, so it's not expensive with this part, either.

Cheryl let me choose which Plug In Warmer I wanted, so I chose the Groovy Black. Here's the picture from the website:


And what it looked like plugged into my kitchen wall:


I also was able to choose which Scentsy Bars I wanted to try, so I choose Black Raspberry Vanilla, Clove and Cinnamon, and the Cranberry Spice bars.


By the way, I want to say I was totally impressed with how the wax bars were sent to me - they were in this nifty Ziploc style cooler bag that was made especially for shipping in hot weather, so my bars arrived to me perfectly, even in this hotter weather we've had throughout the country! I was afraid maybe that they might have melted a little, but there was no reason to have that fear!

I tried the Cranberry Spice first. It was easy to break one of the cubes off and place it in the warmer:


and it didn't take long before my house was smelling yummy! It made me want to bake for the holidays! LOL It melted for at least 6 hours, and I ended up bringing it into the bedroom and using it to make our bedroom smell nice before bedtime too. (A small warning: do be careful that the outlet you use is one higher up or out of the way so that kids and husbands don't knock wax all over your floor or counters)

And the Black Raspberry Vanilla? I am in love! Apparently, it is one of the most popular scents right now, and I can totally see why! I'm enjoying it as I type!

For my fellow Halloween all year 'round stylin' folks, Scentsy has a DIY warmer that you can decorate with these awesome skulls from the On The Edge collection:



Right now, Scentsy has a deal going on for the month of August where everything on the website is 10% off! (The super cool Campus collection is not 10% off according to the website, but if you send Cheryl an email, she will order it for you and you'll get the 10% off it too - isn't that nice of her?) The Plug In Warmer like the one I received is just $15 (many nightlight without the burner are almost the same price if you buy new!), and each scent bar is just $4.50.

If you visit Cheryl's page over on Facebook, and "like" her, you'll be able to find out about deals like this in the future, which is good with the holidays here before we know it! (hint, hint)

Win it! Cheryl has generously offered to give one reader a Scentsy prize pack just like mine - you'll get to choose which Plug In Warmer you'd like, and which three Scentsy Bars you'd like to try out. To enter, visit Scentsy, and pick out what you'd like (Choose carefully, because what you choose on your comment is what you're getting!).

As always, you can receive extra entries for:

-Subscribing to my feed or following my blog (1 entry, your choice of ways to follow)
-Blogging about this giveaway with a link back
-Tweeting about this giveaway (leave the link in your comment below or @psychotichouse)
example: Enter to win Scentsy Warmer & Bars http://goo.gl/fb/12HcX @psychotichouse ends 8/28 #win

That's four (4) possible entries! Giveaway ends August 21st at 11:59 PM PST, and please leave your email address in your entry or have it available in your profile. US only, sorry :(

I received the products mentioned above to review and share my opinion of. One reader will win the prize above, as fulfilled by the giveaway sponsor.

124 comments:

Jaime said...

This one sounds yummy: Mochadoodle Scentsy Bar

Jaime said...

Here's my tweet: http://twitter.com/CheeselessMom/status/20826786126

Jessica said...

Would love the:

Seashells Plug-In Scentsy Warmer and the vanilla walnut,sugar cookie, and green tea smoothie for the scents.

Carrie Gilbert said...

I would have to go with the Grotto Plug-In Scentsy Warmer with the black raspberry vanilla bar.

Shannon said...

I like the Plug in Scentsy Warmer in Dandy Cherry!

Shannon said...

Tweeted
http://twitter.com/momstateofmind/statuses/20843926867

The Coupon Sista said...

My choice is the Dandy Cherry plug in warmer and the Black Raspberry, Blueberry Cheesecake, Just Peachy Ginger.
Thanks for the giveaway.

The Coupon Sista said...

I follow your blog on GFC.

brandy said...

I love the Luau Plug-In Scentsy Warmer, and the mochadoodle,black raspberry vanilla, and the blueberry cheesecake bars!

girlforgotten81@aol.com

Karen said...

I would love the University of Oklahoma warmer with some Baked Apple Pie scent! BRING ON THE FALL and the cooler temps;)

Karen said...

I am also an email subscriber

LAMusing said...

Love the Dandy Turquoise Warmer. The scents I'd like to try - Black Raspberry Vanilla (based on the review), Flirtatious, and Peachy Ginger

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LAMusing said...

I follow on GFC!
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LAMusing said...

I tweeted! http://twitter.com/LAMusing/status/20875596621
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Jean said...

I like the cherry blossom warmer, with green tea smoothie, blueberry cheesecake, and flirtatious

Jean said...

I follow you

sue14625 said...

the Grotto Scentsy Plug in Warmer in Green
scents i would love tot ry -so many to choose from hard to pick just 3
Autumn Sunset
French Lavender
Enchanted Mist

Nicole C. said...

I like the Boleyn Full-Size Scentsy Warmer and the Blueberry Cheesecake, Caramel Spice, and Coconut Palm Scentsy Bars.

choateorama(at)gmail(dot)com

April @ PolkaDots n' PinkySwears said...

I would love the Luau warmer w/ the Caramel Spice, Cinnamon Cider, & Lucky in Love bars! :)

april_vereb@yahoo.com

April @ PolkaDots n' PinkySwears said...

I'm a subscriber!

april_vereb@yahoo.com

mogrill said...

Love the Dandy Cherry warmer and sugar cookie scent.
Thanks for the chance.
mogrill@comcast.net

Launa said...

I love the Grotto plug in warmer and Black Rasp Vanilla, Autumn Sunset and Sweet Pea and Vanilla. Thank you!

Launa said...

I follow your blog. Thank you.

Jessica said...

If I was lucky enough to win, I would choose the Torino Full-Size Scentsy Warmer and the Berry Blush Scentsy Bar, the Sweet Pea and Vanilla Scentsy Bar, and the Lilacs and Violets Scentsy Bar.

Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!

girlygirlugh at gmail dot com

Jessica said...

I am an email subscriber!

girlygirlugh at gmail dot com

Jessica said...

I tweeted!

http://twitter.com/girlygirlugh/status/20927043223

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mickeyfan said...

Groovy Rust warmer, with the scents of Lucky in Love, Camu Camu and Hemingway.

bleatham said...

I'd love the:

Starfish Plug-In Scentsy Warmer
Just Peachy, Ginger! Scentsy Bar
Cucumber Lime Scentsy Bar
Cranberry Mango Scentsy Bar
Thanks!!
bleatham(at)gmail.com

bleatham said...

email subscriber
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bleatham said...

tweet
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Donna said...

I like the Dandy Turquoise Plug In with Just Peachy, Honey Pear and Fresh Lavender.

Donna
dwarrington1@gmail.com

Donna said...

I follow your blog

Donna
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Donna said...

I tweeted the following: Enter to win Scentsy Warmer & Bars http://goo.gl/fb/12HcX @psychotichouse ends 8/28 #win

http://twitter.com/2Cats2See

Donna
dwarrington1@gmail.com

Cricket said...

oh, i love the weave denim plugin warmer! as for bars...hmmmm...inner peace (every little bit helps! ;))...baked apple pie...and cherry limeade sound nifty :)

littlelatina said...

these are really great

Ashley Elaine said...

Starfish Plug-In Scentsy Warmer beach, Mediterranean Spa, & Sunkissed Citrus

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Ashley Elaine said...

http://twitter.com/ashbug622/status/21012034424


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Shel said...

I like the Taro Plug-in Warmer and the Paradise Punch, Sweet Clementine, and Citrus Sun Tea sound wonderful

shel704 at aol dot com

Shel said...

GFC follower
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Shel said...

Tweeted:
http://twitter.com/auntiethesis/status/21039001374

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Ms. Autumn said...

Taro Plug-In Scentsy Warmer
&
Clean Breeze Scentsy Bar, Sweet Pea and Vanilla Scentsy Bar. & Pima Cotton Scentsy Bar

autumn398 @ yahoo.com

Laura said...

I love the waves plug in. I would love to try the Hemingway, Rustic Lodge, and Beach scents. This would be so perfect for us. I love candles but with four kids under age 8 and tons of pets, its not realistic.

Laura said...

I am a subscriber.

rubymoon said...

I love the Grotto plug in warmer! Hard to choose the scents but I like
1.Coconut Lemongrass
2. Just Peachy, Ginger
3. Havana Cabana

Thanks for the chance!

rubymoonstone at gmail dot com

rubymoon said...

I'm an email subscriber

rubymoonstone at gmail dot com

Alicia said...

Lei Plug-In Scentsy Warmer
Sunkissed Citrus Scentsy Bar
Perfectly Pomegranate Scentsy Bar
Blueberry Cheesecake Scentsy Bar

Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

bloggyig at gmail dot com

Alicia said...

https://twitter.com/PoofyLoofy/status/21208111818

Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

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Janna @ Feed Your Pig said...

I would want the groovy brown warmer and french lavender, coconut lemongrass, and enchanted mist!
Thanks for entering me! Great Contest!

Janna Johnson
janna@FeedYourPigBlog.com
jannajanna@hotmail.com
www.FeedYourPigBlog.com

FIFSTER33 said...

I'd like the Taro Plug-In Scentsy Warmer, white tea and cactus, Pineapple Paradise and Coconut Lemongrass. Thanks, hope I win! :)

FIFSTER33 said...

I just subscribed to your blog via the Feedburner link on your site. Thanks!

FIFSTER33 said...

http://twitter.com/FIFSTER33/status/21329725311

and I just tweeted this too. Thanks!

TiffsPixieDust said...

If I won, I'd want the Taro Plug-In Scentsy Warmer and Inner peace, Cinnamint, and enchanted mist. ....Tiffypoot @ (aol.com)

TiffsPixieDust said...

I subscribe by RSS in my feed reader - FeedDemon.
Tiffypoot @ (aol.com)

TiffsPixieDust said...

http://twitter.com/tiffypixie/status/21381182483 - I tweeted - Tiffypoot @ (aol.com)

Haydensmommy05 said...

I love the Groovy Rust Plug-in Scentsy Warmer with the Blueberry Cheesecake Scentsy Bar, Coconut Palm Scentsy Bar and the Lucky in Love Scentsy Bar!
haydensmommy05@hotmail.com

Haydensmommy05 said...

I subscribe!
haydensmommy05@hotmail.com

Haydensmommy05 said...

I tweeted!
http://twitter.com/Haydensmommy05/status/21459330001
haydensmommy05@hotmail.com

Natalie A. said...

I would love the Seashells Plug in Warmer with Camu Camu, Plumeria, and Home Sweet Home scents! Thanks!

coolnatty12 at yahoo dot com

Natalie A. said...

I follow your blog!

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Natalie A. said...

I tweeted!
http://twitter.com/natdey/status/21510761819

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coriwestphal said...

I have a black and white theme going in my house so I'd choose the Groovy Black Plug-in Scentsy Warmer. And the Cinnamon Bear, Coconut Lemongrass, and the Cinnamon Vanilla. Delish!

coriwestphal said...

I'm a Google Friend: Cori Westphal

coriwestphal said...

Tweet: http://twitter.com/coriwestphal/statuses/21542874156

Terra H. said...

follow your blog
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Terra H. said...

I'd like the Lei Plug-In Scentsy Warmer. As for the bars, I'd like grape granita, black raspberry, and cranberry mango. Thanks.
partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

Jenn S. said...

I like the Just Peachy, Ginger!; Berry Blush; and Cinnamon Bear scents and the Waves Plug-In Scentsy Warmer .

Lean said...

I like the weave green plug in, and the three bars I'd like to try are the blueberry cheesecake, go go goji, and flirtatious scentsy bars. LeanS12(at)gmail(dot)com

Lean said...

subscribed to your google feed (LeanS12@gmail.com)

Lean said...

http://twitter.com/LeanS12/status/21629125053 I tweeted about giveaway LeanS12(at)gmail(dot)com

jemr2 said...

Love the Satin Black Full-Size Scentsy Warmer with the Coconut Lemongrass, Cucumber Lime, and Caramel Spice!

jemr2 said...

I'm a google follower!

mandala said...

I like the Grotto Plug-In Scentsy Warmer and the Inner Peace, Cinnamon Bear and Enchanted Mist Scentsy bars

mandalarctic at gmail dot com

mandala said...

E-mail subscriber
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terri142 said...

I would choose the Grotto Plug-In Scentsy Warmer with the Baked Apple Pie, the Black Raspberry Vanilla, and the Cranberry Mango Scentsy Bars.

tderosa142 at gmail dot com

terri142 said...

I follow your blog with google friend connect.

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terri142 said...

tweet!

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Chisum's Crew said...

I would LOVE the Faith Full-Size Scentsy Warmer and Green Tea Smoothie Scentsy Bar. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

jandsfox_143 said...

I love the faith warmer and the blueberry cheesecake, lucky in love, and just peachy bars.
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Valeen said...

I would love the Dandy turquoise plug-in warmer, and the "plumeria" "cherry limeade" and "sunkissed citrus" scents!

Thanks!

sweepyhead at gmail dot com

Sandy said...

I like the Taro Plug-In Scentsy Warmer with baked apple pie, black raspberry vanilla and autumn sunset.

Sandy said...

Tweeted. http://twitter.com/slmiresse/status/21716087872

JJ said...

I would love to win the weave green plugin and the bars welcome home, baked apple pie and sugar cookie
jjudy05@hotmail.com

JJ said...

Email subscriber
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Pamcakes said...

I like the Taro Plug-In Scentsy Warmer. Pretty!

Louis said...

I really like the Taro Plug-In Scentsy Warmer

and the Cranberry Mango Scentsy Bar

Louis said...

Following publicly as Louis on Google Friends Connect

Louis said...

here is my tweet
http://twitter.com/rosidentevil/status/21727919069

Alyssa said...

I'd love to have the Grotto Plug-In Scentsy Warmer and to try out the Thunderstorm, the Clean Breeze, and the Swee Clementine bars.

Alyssa said...

Subscribed to emails and following with Google.
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Alyssa said...

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/CrazyToddlerMom/statuses/21730468185

Alyssa said...

Blogged: http://giveawayoverload.blogspot.com/2010/08/scentsy-giveaway.html

Deborah Wellenstein said...

I'd love the Taro Plug-in Scentsy Warmer, with Cinnamon Cider, Enchanted Mists and French Lavender Scentsy Bars. Thanks!

Deborah Wellenstein said...

I follow your blog on GFC. Thanks!

Stephanie said...

I would choose the Weave Green Plug-in Scentsy Warmer and the following scents:
1. Rustic Lodge Scentsy Bar
2. Black Raspberry Vanilla Scentsy Bar
3. Vanilla Cream Scentsy Bar
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Stephanie said...

I follow via GFC (thegrants)
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Stephanie said...

I blogged:
http://thegrantsgiveaways.blogspot.com/2010/08/confessions-of-psychotic-housewife_21.html
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Stephanie said...

Tweet:
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mail4rosey said...

I would like the Groovy Black warmer like yours and the Calypso scented bars.

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Atreau said...

I'd choose Taro Plug-In Scentsy. I'd choose: Caramel Spice Scentsy Bar, Honey Pear Cider Scentsy Bar & Pumpkin Roll Scentsy Bar.

FDP 4 Life said...

i would choose the Scentsy Plum Full-Size Warmer, Camu Camu Scentsy Bar and Cutiepie Cupcake Scentsy Bar and

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Nicole said...

I would choose the Starfish Plug-In Scentsy Warmer and the Berry Blush,
Autumn Sunset, & Orange Dreamsicle :)

pittsy82@hotmail.com

Nicole said...

I subscribe via email

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Nicole said...

I follow via Google Connect

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Nicole said...

Tweeted http://twitter.com/pittsy82/status/21797414251

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Pamela S said...

I would pick:

Taro Plug-In Scentsy Warmer
Casablanca Scentsy Bar
Welcome Home Scentsy BarPretty in Pink Scentsy Bar

Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)aol(DOT)com

Pamela S said...

Follower GFC

Pamela S said...

subscribed to feed. Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)aol(DOT)com

Shellie said...

I like the Luau plug in with the sugar, coconut palm and oxford bars.
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Shellie said...

Following you publicly via GFC.
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Shellie said...

http://twitter.com/fatmeatloaf1/status/21801101961

Breanne said...

I would choose the Starfish Plug-In Scentsy Warmer, Just Peachy, Ginger! Scentsy Bar, Sweet Clementine Scentsy Bar, and the Enchanted Mist Scentsy Bar

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Breanne said...

I follow via GFC

liliesrnice said...

I like the dandy cherry plug in warmer with grape granita lush gardenia & coconut lemongrass bars!

Bakersdozen said...

I would choose the Sand Dollar Plug-In Scentsy Warmer with the beach, camu camu, and raspberry vanilla bars. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

Bakersdozen said...

Email subscriber. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

Steffi S. said...

I'm lovin' the Taro Plug-In. As for scents, Cutiepie Cupcake, Vanilla Walnut, and Green Tea Smoothie sound really Yummy.

purango said...

I would like the Seashells Warmer and the Camu Camu, Casablanca and French Kiss scentsy bars. garrettsambo@aol.com

Gianna said...

Dandy Turquoise Warmer
Baked Apple Pie
Sweet Pea and Vanilla
Lucky in Love

Hazel said...

I would choose the Taro Plug in warmer and for the three bars I would choose
1. French Lavender
2. mochadoodle
3. berry blush

Hazel
uniquecritiques@gmail.com

Hazel said...

I follow on GFC

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jakell said...

I love the Taro warmer
https://warmerenvy.scentsy.us/Buy/ProductDetails/PSW-TARO
and these scents
Barry tart
Blueberry cheesecake
cranberry spice
mmmmmmm...

jakellcth @msn. com

jakell said...

-Subscribing to feed & follow via GFC
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jakell said...

Tweeted about this giveaway

http://twitter.com/cthmommy/status/23934330248

Enter to win Scentsy Warmer & Bars http://goo.gl/fb/12HcX @psychotichouse ends 8/28 #win

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mintaburst said...

Love the contemporary look of the Taro Plug-In Scentsy Warmer.
Citrus Sun Tea Scentsy Bar sounds delish.

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