Vendor of wickless candles and other fragrance products
Scentsy Warmers use a low-watt bulb to melt specially formulated wax slowly, maximizing the fragrance time of the Scentsy Bar or Scentsy Brick. With no flame, soot, smoke or lead to worry about, the Scentsy system is a safe … see full wiki
I love candles in their purest form, so I was a bit skeptical when my buddy sent me a wickless Scentsy candle as a gift. In my mind, there was nothing more calming than lighting a (mildly) scented candle by the bath, on my nightstand, or really anywhere to help me unwind. Still, I kept an open mind and gave it a try and I'm happy to say that after only one time using it, I'm totally in love with this wickless candle!
Scentsy candles are a great alternative to burning regular candles that emit smoke, can cause fires, and are dangerous around children or pets. Instead of a wick on fire, you have a "warmer," which is essentially a low-wattage lightbulb inside of a pretty case with a tray on top of it where you put the cube of wax. The heat from the lightbulb gradually melts the wax, giving the same effects as a normal candle burning. The warmer has holes in it so that just enough light comes out to give off the same amount of light that a candle would. All in all it's been a great discovery, but like everything else it's not without a few minor drawbacks.
PROS: -It's super affordable. The block that my friend sent me has 6 cubes in it ($5--which is cheaper than pretty much any sizeable candle I've ever seen), and you pretty much only need 1 at a time depending on the size of the room you are using it in nd how strong of a scent you want. I only used half a cube my first time and I can still smell the candle from across my room. I'm pretty sure that they sell them in costco sized portions, too! The warmers are a bit on the pricy side(mine was $30) , but not when you consider how you only need to buy 1. There are tons of super cute designs, though, so I may consider buying another one.
-It smells sooo good. Since the wax is highly concentrated the smell is definitely noticeable, but not overbearing even to someone like me with a sensitive sense of smell. They have so many different scents, too, so it'll be a while before I get bored. I'm super excited to try my next one.
-It's safer and better for the environment, in theory.
-It's a lot cleaner than burning candles. All you have to do is clean the warming tray. Also, I hate when my pillar candles only burn down the middle and i can't get the unused wax to go down...so it's cool that these avoid all of that completely.
CONS: -The warmer does get pretty hot....hot enough to where I wouldn't leave it on all night like you might leave a nightlight on--unless I get something to place it on.
-Yes, it does use electricity. Luckily it's only a 25 watt bulb so even the most frequent users shouldn't notice it in the electric bill.
-You can't buy it in stores, so its a bit inconvenient at times and you have to pay shipping. It's super easy to find a consultant online, though.
I'm super stoked to have these candles and would definitely recommend giving it a try! They also sell car air fresheners and sprays and all that good stuff.