Scentsy throws a party to make dollars from scents. Its 70,000 independent "consultants" show off the company's scent system to customers at home parties in the US, Puerto Rico, Canada, and Guam. The system, designed to be a safer alternative to candles, includes a lightbulb-powered warmer and scented bars available in more than 80 fragrances. The company also sells scented travel tins, hanging air fresheners, room spray, and foaming hand sanitizer. To spread its scented message to the whole family, Scentsy offers Buddies, stuffed animals with pockets for scent packs. Husband and wife Orville and Heidi Thompson, CEO and president, respectively, formed the company in 2004.
In 2010 the company opened a 65,000 sq. ft. office space in addition to its 200,000 sq. ft. manufacturing and warehouse facility. Its scent bars are made at its Idaho factory while the glazed warmers are produced by third-party vendors.
Scentsy celebrated its fifth anniversary in 2009 by opening an 80,000 sq. ft. distribution center in Kentucky and making its first foray outside the US. It allowed US-based consultants to sell and recruit in Canada; the Canadian business was profitable in three months and had more than 1,000 consultants in the first quarter.