Monday, February 07, 2011

Safer Scented Candles With Scentsy! (Giveaway)

When I was young and childless, I loved candles. I had candles all over my apartment and enjoyed spending evenings surrounded by the warm glow and soft scent of the candles. When I got married, we registered for a frightening number of candle holders and candelabras.

Now that I have pets and kids, candles have become somewhat impractical. I still love the warm glow, still love the way the house smells when scented candles burn, but fire doesn't mix well with young children and small animals. My candles collected dust on the tables, unused except for decoration.

I've missed that sensory experience, but I've found the next best thing with Scentsy. Scentsy is a collection of flameless, scented candles and decorative burners that are perfect for anyone who worries about open flames or hot wax in their homes.

How does it work? The wickless candle, called a Scentsy Bar or a Scentsy Brick, is a highly fragrant wax bar that is warmed to release fragrance into the air. Because the wax is gently warmed rather than burned, it can hold more fragrance oil than a traditional candle. And, because there is no flame, there is no smoke, soot, or lead.

The Scentsy bar is warmed using a low-watt light bulb in a Scentsy ceramic warmer. These warmers come in full-size, mid-size and plug-in models, in designs and colors that would fit just about any interior. Some allow more light out than others, giving you the ability to select the warmer just right for your home.

I selected the Torino full size warmer along with three Scentsy bars: Welcome Home, Christmas Cottage, and Black Raspberry Vanilla. Honestly, there are so many scents to choose from that it's almost overwhelming!

I love scents that are fruity or have hints of vanilla in them, and all three of these scents fit perfectly. Welcome Home is a warm scent that reminds me of being wrapped up in a blanket at grandma's house. Christmas Cottage is like a cloven orange in scent: spicy and fruity at the same time. And Black Raspberry Vanilla is exactly like it sounds, with a very natural, non-artificial smell to it. Even my husband - who often finds scented candles overpowering - likes these scents!

Another feature I love? I was pouring out some wax so that I could add a different scent to the warmer, and I accidentally bumped my arm and spilled some of the wax onto my hand. I instinctively tensed up, waiting for the horrible burn of hot wax, but it didn't burn. It was warm on my hand, but not hot enough to burn because the wax melts at such a low temperature. It didn't even leave a red spot and was easy to wipe off. Wow! Having small kids around, I'm far more likely to use the Scentsy system around them, knowing they can't burn themselves with the wax.

Try it for yourself!

Scentsy is a product that is sold by independent consultants, giving many women and men the chance to work from home, creating an income while working for themselves. My products were provided by http://scentsified.com/, a certified independent Scentsy consultant, and they are giving away a full-size Scentsy system to one lucky reader as well!

One reader will win his or her choice of a full-size warmer and three Scentsy bars. You can pick any combination you like to create the perfect system. 

To enter, visit their site and then leave a comment below telling me which full-size ceramic warmer is your favorite. (Mandatory entry.) Be sure to leave your e-mail address so I can get in touch with you if you are the winner.

For an additional entry, browse the selection of Scentsy bars and leave a separate comment listing the scents you'd most like to try. (1 additional entry)

For a third entry, click the "Recommend" Facebook button at the top of the Scentsified website and leave a separate comment telling me you did so with your Facebook name. (1 additional entry)

Entries will be accepted until Monday, February 14, 2011 at 11:59pm ET. One winner be selected by random drawing after that date and contacted by e-mail. Winner will have three days to respond or another winner will be selected. US shipping addresses only, please.

Good luck!

Full disclosure: I was provided with a full-size warmer and three Scentsy bars by Scentsified to facilitate this review. Scentsified is also an advertiser on this blog, but no compensation beyond what has been mentioned was received in exchange for this review. All opinions on this product are my own, and as always, your experience may vary.

126 comments:

Mana said...

Cyprus Full-Size Scentsy Warmer is my favourite!

thank you

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Mana said...

Beach Scentsy Bar is my favourite (another beach item to pair the scentsy warmer!)

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Mana said...

I put LIKE on my facebook (Manuela Win)

mverno said...

i like the Savoy Full-Size Scentsy Warmer
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Cindy said...

I like the Charity Full Sized Warmer.
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Cindy said...

I like Baked Apple Pie, Ocean and Snowberry!
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Marla said...

The Air Force warmer is my favorite.

Janea said...

I like the lodge full size warmer.

Tiffany said...

I like the faith full size warmer

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Tiffany said...

I wanna try
Havanna Cabana
White Sands
black raspberry vanilla
perfectly pomegrante


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Tiffany said...

i recommended
(tiffany lane)

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traciet said...

My fav is sendai full size warmer! tracietrump@yahoo.com

traciet said...

I would love to try the Lush Gardenia! tracietrump@yahoo.com

Melissa R said...

My favorite is the Apollo Full-Size Scentsy Warmer

melisa0072 at gmail dot com

Melissa R said...

i would like to try the Cucumber Lime Scentsy Bar that sounds like a cool combination.


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McKim said...

I like the Pinecone Full-Size Scentsy Warmer.
kimkmc at yahoo.com

McKim said...

I would like to try the Black Raspberry Vanilla and Baked Apple Pie scents.
kimkmc at yahoo.com

Jaime said...

my favorite is the Malta Full-Size Scentsy Warmer
copperllama at yahoo dot com

Jaime said...

I would love to try the Sunkissed Citrus
copperllama at yahoo dot com

Kathy Detweiler said...

My favorite is the Capri Full-Size Scentsy Warmer,it would look great with our decor!
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Kathy Detweiler said...

I'd most like to try the Sticky Cinnamon Bun Scentsy Bar scent

coliebear said...

I like the onyx full sized warmer the best.
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coliebear said...

I like the cranberry mango bar, the pima cotton bar, and the clarity bar.
lenz.nicole(at)gmail(dot)com

Thao said...

I love the Boleyn Full-Size Scentsy Warmer. It is so modern and yet keeps it dramatic with the black and white coloring.

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Thao said...

I would love to try the Hazelnut Latte Scentsy Bar. I think it would be a nice and warm fragrance to have linger around the house.

lovetolire at gmail dot com

Thao said...

I recommended the website via Thao Phuong on FB

lovetolire at gmail dot com

mickeyfan said...

I'd like the Nebraska Cornhusker warmer in the collegiate collection.

mickeyfan said...

Lilacs and Violets would be a bar I'd like to sniff!

Timshaun said...

I love the Lisbon Full-Size Scentsy Warmer
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Timshaun said...

My favorite scent bar is
Cinnamon Vanilla Scentsy Bar
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Timshaun said...

Recommended on FB
Shaunda Adams Eppes
Shaunda.Eppes at gmail dot com

cstironkat said...

I like the Angora warmer.

cstironkat said...

I would like to try the Sentimental Cider Scentsy Bar
Cranberry Spice Scentsy Bar and the Baked Apple Pie Scentsy Bar

BethElderton said...

The Arther Scentsy Warmer from the Imperial Collection is lovely!
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BethElderton said...

I might like the Cucumber Lime fragrance from the Tropical Collection
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Breanna said...

i love the new March Wamrer its sooooo cute

Breanna said...

i would love sticky cinnamon bun, blueberry cheese cake and route 66

Marcy said...

Would love to try this product.. cross your fingers and toes

Sharon Harmon said...

I like the handsome Delta Full-Size Scentsy Warmer! ;)
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Sharon Harmon said...

I'd most like to smell the Newborn Nursery, Cozy Fireside and Beach!
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Sharon Harmon said...

I went to their facebook and my name is Sharon Harmon ;)
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littlelatina said...

I'd love a red warmer

Nicole C. said...

My favorite is the Boleyn Full-Size Scentsy Warmer.

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Nicole C. said...

I would love to try the Blueberry Cheesecake Scent.

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rsbryswrrl said...

I'm loving the new Celtic-theme warmer!

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Courtney said...

My fave is the Charlemagne Full-Size Scentsy Warmer.

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amied027 said...

my fave is the Faith Full-Size Scentsy Warmer. It is so pretty! Thanks! ard1977@gmail dot com

amied027 said...

I would love to try the Lucky in Love Scentsy Bar. Thanks! ard1977@gmail dot com

amied027 said...

clicked the Recommend Facebook button under a rene denning. ard1977@gmail dot com

mogrill said...

I like the Pine Cone Scentsy Warmer.
Thanks for the chance.
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Nancy said...

I love the Cherry Blossom Full-Size Scentsy Warmer! Super cute!

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Nancy said...

I'd like the Lucky in Love Scentsy Bar! Looks like it would smell fabulous! I love citrus and bergamot!

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wildcat32 said...

My favorite is the Lisbon Full-Size Scentsy Warmer.

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wildcat32 said...

I would like to try the Cranberry Spice and the Beach.

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calvad said...

My favorite is the Lenox Full-Size Scentsy Warmer. calvad at aol dot com

karenb834 said...

My favorite full size warmer is the Lodge. I absolutely love scentsy

karenb834 said...

My favorite scent is vanilla suede

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ms-texas said...

i like the Arthur Full-Size Scentsy Warmer

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ms-texas said...

i'd like to try Mediterranean spa
or inner peace or mulberry bush

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ms-texas said...

I clicked the "Recommend" Facebook button at the top of the Scentsified website

Debbie Lynn Bellows

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Valkyrie said...

The Roma full-size scentsy warmer would look perfect on my nightstand, though all of them look awesome and I love that they have military scentsy warmers! E-mail is maverick _dot_ of _dot_ chaos _at_ gmail.com

Valkyrie said...

I want everything in the romance, spa, and tropical categories of the Scentsy bars! If I absolutely have to choose just one, I think the Thunderstorm scentsy bar sounds awesome!

Jenn S. said...

My favrorite warmer is the Charity Full-Size Scentsy Warmer .

jas8929 at gmail dot com

Jenn S. said...

Would love to try the Hazelnut Latte Scentsy Bar .

jas8929 at gmail dot com

msrodeobrat said...

i like the Merino Full-Size Scentsy Warmer
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terri142 said...

My favorite warmer is the Blynken Full-Size Scentsy Warmer.

tderosa142 at gmail dot com

terri142 said...

I would love to try the Vanilla Walnut Scentsy Bar, the Black Raspberry Vanilla Scentsy Bar, and the Hazelnut Latte Scentsy Bar.

tderosa142 at gmail dot com

terri142 said...

I cliked the recommened button.(Theresa DeRosa)

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Anonymous said...

It is a hard decision, but I think my favorite warmer is the Capri Full-Size Scentsy Warmer.

Thanks for the contest!
Jessica Murawski

jessica@ohiostatebuckeyes.com

Jessica Murawski said...

The Beach Scentsy bar sounds fantastic!

Thanks again!
Jessica Murawski

jessica@ohiostatebuckeyes.com

Jessica Murawski said...

Recommended the site too!

Jessica King Murawski

:)

Sara said...

Bamboo Tali is my favorite warmer.
sarabeth.thomas at gmail dot com

Sara said...

I'd like to try the Beach scent bar.
sarabeth.thomas at gmail dot com

Breanne said...

Well I love all of the Imperial Collection! But for the sake of choosing I'll say Arthur

bmweida at yahoo dot com

Breanne said...

I would like to try the Hemingway scent

bmweida at yahoo dot com

Cweller75 said...

I like the Riverbed full size, and the Lenox.

cweller75@gmail.com

Cweller75 said...

I'd like to try the thunderstorm scent and the spiced grapefruit.

Jean said...

I like the Victoria Full-Size Scentsy Warmer

Jean said...

I like the cozy fireside scent

Skye said...

I love the classic black warmer
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Skye said...

flirtacious is my favorite!
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Skye said...

I recommended via Skye Moyer on Facebook
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s8r8l33 said...

I like the Boleyn Full-Size Scentsy Warmer.
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s8r8l33 said...

Cucumber Lime Scentsy Bar

jsc123 said...

My favorite burner is the Merino.

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jsc123 said...

I would love to try the Blueberry Cheesecake, Hazelnut Coffee and Cozy Fireside Scentsy Bars.

jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

jsc123 said...

I have recommended the Scentsified Site as Jill Myrick.

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Sarah said...

I like the Angora warmer from the Isabella collection.

Sarah said...

The scents I would like to try are French Lavender, Vanilla Cream and Sugar Cookie.

crystletellerday said...

the doddlebud full size stentsy warmer crystletellerday@yahoo.com

Stacy said...

Scentsy offers only the best! The sping and summer catalog 2011 is amazing!

Suz said...

I like the Onyx full size warmer.

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ohstac said...

I like the Delta Full-Size Scentsy Warmer
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ohstac said...

The Snowberry Scentsy bar is my favorite.
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Jen H said...

I would love the Wynken Full-Size Scentsy Warmer. I've wanted it for a long time :)

Jen H said...

I think the Black Raspberry Vanilla Scentsy Bar would smell so amazing!

Jen H said...

I recommended the site on fb. Jennifer Harriman

Hoa said...

Mandatory
I love the Doodlebud Full-Size Scentsy Warmer.

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Anonymous said...

I would like the faith warmer.
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Jennifer M said...

I like the Angora warmer.

mkjames12000 said...

I think my favorite is the Merino warmer...very pretty!

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Anonymous said...

I love the faith warmer. hanovertomato at yahoo dot com

Bobbi said...

I like the Victoria full size warmer.

Bobbi said...

I would like to try cranberry spice and sticky cinnamon bun.

Chisum Crew said...

Charity is my favorite warmer. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

Chisum Crew said...

I would choose two of the mulberry bush. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

Heather M said...

I like the Merino from the Isabella collection OR the Green classic

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Heather M said...

Vanilla Walnut OR Toasted Caramel
Black Raspberry Vanilla
and Paradise Punch

Nicole Greene said...

My favorite is the Lenox Full-Size Scentsy Warmer

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Nicole Greene said...

I'd like the Baked Apple, Camu Camu, and the Clean Breeze bars!

pittsy82@hotmail.com

Nicole Greene said...

I recommended the Scentsified page (Nicole Pitts)

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vegan4life said...

vanila cream ty.
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ellie said...

I like the Capri Full-Size Scentsy Warmer.
Thanks for the giveaway!
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ellie said...

I'd like to try the Sticky Cinnamon Bun, Sentimental Cider, and Hazelnut Latte.
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ShyMommy said...

The Blynken Full-Size Scentsy Warmer is very pretty.

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ShyMommy said...

I would love the hazelnut latte, sugar cookie and the vanilla walnut scentsy bars.

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joei said...

Cyrpess
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Diane52 said...

The Malta Full-Size Scentsy Warmer is my choice
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amyd said...

I would like this Charity Full-Size Scentsy Warmer
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susitravl said...

I like the Charity Warmer.
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susitravl said...

I would love to try the Spiced Grapefruit.
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missrantsypants said...

I love the Victoria Full Size warmer.


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Atreau said...

My favorite is the Apex Full-Size Scentsy Warmer.

Atreau said...

I would love to try the Cranberry Spice Scentsy Bar

Pamela S said...

I love the "Hope" warmer. Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)aol(DOT)com

Pamela S said...

I'd like to try Camu Camu, Ocean, and Gardenia scents. Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)aol(DOT)com