Oct
23

I Just Want to be Warmed Again

By Noelle Perner  October 24, 2014. In an exclusive interview with The Daily Scent, incarcerated fragrance Rustic Lodge wanted people to know that she’s “not just another bar” and that she’s “completely innocent.” Rustic, who had her heyday in Fall/Winter 2010, found herself in the slammer one catalog later. On the heels of Rustic’s incarceration came mass protests by Consultants and fans alike. “Rustic Lodge was my favorite scent! Bring back my bar!” wailed one distraught fan outside Clamshell Prison’s gates. When she spoke with The Daily Scent, Rustic Lodge not only agreed to the interview, but said she appreciated the chance to speak directly to her fans. “I just want to be warmed again,” she said. “People loved me. Give the people what they want!” In 2010, Rustic was convicted for allegations of foul play. It’s still unclear what exactly happened at the remote wilderness lod ...

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Oct
22

A Self Exam Saved Me

By Dianne Garica Breast cancer is the second most common form of cancer among American women with one in eight women affected by breast cancer in their lifetime. As you know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. To raise awareness throughout the month and honor the brave women who have been touched by breast cancer, we are sharing some of our Scentsy Consultants’ stories. Many Scentsy Consultants have been touched by this disease, and we are grateful for their candor in sharing their stories with all of us. We hope you will check back on the Scentsy blog throughout October to read more of these compelling stories.   Here is Dianne's story: We moved from Utah to Indiana in October of 2005, away from all the friends and family we’d known all our lives, to start a new job and a new adventure. We found a wonderful neighborhood and school district, and slowly started to put our new lives together. The transition was difficult during the winter and holidays because we were u ...

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Oct
20

I Am a Survivor

By Debbie Lord Breast cancer is the second most common form of cancer among American women with one in eight women affected by breast cancer in their lifetime. As you know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. To raise awareness throughout the month and honor the brave women who have been touched by breast cancer, we are sharing some of our Scentsy Consultants’ stories. Many Scentsy Consultants have been touched by this disease, and we are grateful for their candor in sharing their stories with all of us. We hope you will check back on the Scentsy blog throughout October to read more of these compelling stories.   Here is Debbie's story: It began in May 2007. I went in for my annual check-up with my gynecologist. As he examined my right breast, he said, "Don't you feel this?" He took my hand and told me to feel the lump in my breast. It was the size of a pea or maybe a little bigger. He told me that I needed to have it biopsied and sent me right away to a surgeon. I had ...

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Oct
16

Throwback Thursday, Scentsy Canada!

It has been five amazing years since we launched in Canada.  During that time we've had SO much fun creating amazing memories with all of our fantastic Canadian Consultants, and as we reminisce we can't help but share a few of our favorite memories! Launching on Oct. 1, 2009 because that is where it all started Selling enough bars, laid end-to-end, to stretch from Niagara Falls to Disney World Nicknaming Dan "Canada Dan" Enrolling 61 amazing Consultants who have been with us since that first October five years ago Giving us a reason to bring back Birch the Beaver. There is something about his goofy grin we just can’t get enough of! Also, did you know you’re supposed to celebrate five year anniversaries with a gift related to wood? Really, we’re not kidding! See! And Birch the Beaver eats wood, so that counts, right? There are sooo many more memories! Since we could go on, and on, and on and never capture it all, ...

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Oct
15

Cancer Isn't for Sissies

By Lisa Liston Breast cancer is the second-most common form of cancer among American women with one in eight women affected by breast cancer in their lifetime. As you know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. To raise awareness throughout the month and honor the brave women who have been touched by breast cancer, we are sharing some of our Scentsy Consultants’ stories. Many Scentsy Consultants have been touched by this disease, and we are grateful for their candor in sharing their stories with all of us. We hope you will check back on the Scentsy blog throughout October to read more of these compelling stories.   Here is Lisa's story: Got my Diet Coke, ready for work, got my fourth-grader to school. I was so busy being a strong, single mom without health insurance that I didn't have time to get to that first “fun” mammogram. "Lisa," the doctor said, “You've had that script since January, for over six months! You better get it done. You know your his ...

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Oct
13

Loving What's On the Inside

By Kathy Young Breast cancer is the second-most common form of cancer among American women with one in eight women affected by breast cancer in their lifetime. As you know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. To raise awareness throughout the month and honor the brave women who have been touched by breast cancer, we are sharing some of our Scentsy Consultants’ stories. Many Scentsy Consultants have been touched by this disease, and we are grateful for their candor in sharing their stories with all of us. We hope you will check back on the Scentsy blog throughout October to read more of these compelling stories.  Here is Kathy's story: I had just turned 40, given birth to my third child, and life was great. About six months after Brecklyn was born, we were watching football in the basement, which we do every Sunday with friends, and I noticed a lump in my left breast. Figuring it was a blocked milk duct from nursing, I wrote it off. After all, no one in my family had eve ...

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Oct
10

Prettiest in Pink Scentsy Contest!

Submit your PINKEST photo to Instagram using #PrettiestinPink by 12 p.m. (MT) on Oct. 20 for a chance to win one or more PINK Scentsy products!  We’re all seeing/wearing/sharing PINK to help celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month. At Scentsy we want to do everything we can to help spread a message of continued hope to breast cancer survivors and encourage awareness and early detection through mammograms. This cause has always been close to our hearts here at Scentsy. In fact, the Scentsy Family Foundation is currently supporting the National Breast Cancer Foundation in the U.S. and Rethink Breast Cancer in Canada for the second time with our Charitable Cause Warmer, Ribbons of Hope.  Isn’t it gorgeous? Don’t you just love the peekaboo ribbon in the dish? Ribbons of Hope is the stylish successor to our beloved 2010 Love, Life, Hope Warmer. Love, Life, Hope is still one of our most successful Cause Warmers to date. We were thrilled to donate $646,779 to the National Breast C ...

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Oct
08

Return of the GUAC!

We recently posted about the epic Guac-Off held at our home office in Meridian, Idaho. However, we denied your tingling tastebuds a recipe! Most of the Guac-Off creations were created from the heart, on the fly. However, we were able to convince one guac master to share a tried and true recipe. This version of her recipe includes Velata Lemon Garlic Artisan Rub (which she insists is her new secret ingredient!) We hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we did! Perfect Guacamole 3 medium-size ripe avocados ¼ cup finely chopped red onion 1 tablespoon minced jalapeno (if you prefer a very mild guacamole, remove the jalapeno’s seeds) ¼ cup finely chopped tomatoes 2 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro 2 teaspoons Velata Lemon Garlic Artisan Rub Juice from one medium-size lime Salt and pepper to taste Mix together onions, tomatoes, cilantro, and jalapeno in a medium-size bowl and mix well. Add unm ...

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Oct
07

I’m a Soldier! I can fight this and win.

By Robin Dennis Breast cancer is the second most common form of cancer among American women with one in eight women affected by breast cancer in their lifetime. As you know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. To raise awareness throughout the month and honor the brave women who have been touched by breast cancer, we are sharing some of our Scentsy Consultants’ stories. Many Scentsy Consultants have been touched by this disease, and we are grateful for their candor in sharing their stories with all of us. We hope you will check back on the Scentsy blog throughout October to read more of these compelling stories.  Here is Robin's Story: In 2007, I was ordered to mobilize in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom with the U.S. Army Reserves. I decided to see my gynecologist before I left, not realizing that appointment would change my life forever.  After asking my doctor about a small lump I found underneath my left armpit, she suggested I see a surgeon to have it removed. Th ...

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Oct
01

Bars Behind Bars!

This October, wax is the new black. That’s right, folks: Bring Back My Bar is coming to you live from the slammer. The stoney lonesome. The clink. Or as we like to call it, the clamshell hotel.

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Oct
23

I Just Want to be Warmed Again

By Noelle Perner 

October 24, 2014.
 In an exclusive interview with The Daily Scent, incarcerated fragrance Rustic Lodge wanted people to know that she’s “not just another bar” and that she’s “completely innocent.”


Rustic, who had her heyday in Fall/Winter 2010, found herself in the slammer one catalog later. On the heels of Rustic’s incarceration came mass protests by Consultants and fans alike.

Rustic Lodge was my favorite scent! Bring back my bar!” wailed one distraught fan outside Clamshell Prison’s gates.

When she spoke with The Daily Scent, Rustic Lodge not only agreed to the interview, but said she appreciated the chance to speak directly to her fans. “I just want to be warmed again,” she said. “People loved me. Give the people what they want!”

In 2010, Rustic was convicted for allegations of foul play. It’s still unclear what exactly happened at the remote wilderness lodge, but the combination of spilled wax and a broken warmer dish gave investigators just enough evidence to pin Rustic Lodge with the crime when she was found a few miles outside of town with the Scent of the Month on her hands and the warmer base in the trunk of her car.

“I was on my way to Consultant Support. Accidents happen. That warmer was my friend,” Rustic says, getting emotional.

The warmer’s matching plug-in tells a different story. “No way. When Rustic caught him warming the Scent of the Month, she got boiling mad. I’ve never seen Scentsy wax reach that temperature.”

Either way, Rustic spent the past four years doing time in Clamshell. However, new evidence has recently come to light as part of the “Bars Behind Bars” trials that could potentially exonerate Rustic, at least for a brief parole, in January 2015.

When asked if there was anything she wanted to tell her fans, Rustic Lodge said, “You can vote every sixty seconds this year at http://scentsy.com/bring-back-my-bar. Think of me and my smoky cedar notes. You have until October 31! You’re my only hope!”

If you believe that Rustic deserves another shot, head to http://scentsy.com/bring-back-my-bar before it’s too late to take a stand! And while you’re there, check out the other bars behind bars. Only 20 of the 30 fragrances will make the cut in this final round of voting!

Oct
22

A Self Exam Saved Me

By Dianne Garica

Breast cancer is the second most common form of cancer among American women with one in eight women affected by breast cancer in their lifetime.

As you know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. To raise awareness throughout the month and honor the brave women who have been touched by breast cancer, we are sharing some of our Scentsy Consultants’ stories.

Many Scentsy Consultants have been touched by this disease, and we are grateful for their candor in sharing their stories with all of us. We hope you will check back on the Scentsy blog throughout October to read more of these compelling stories.  

Here is Dianne's story:

We moved from Utah to Indiana in October of 2005, away from all the friends and family we’d known all our lives, to start a new job and a new adventure. We found a wonderful neighborhood and school district, and slowly started to put our new lives together.

The transition was difficult during the winter and holidays because we were used to sharing them with familiar people and places. Spring was a welcome relief from the gray, wintery days, and summer brought everyone out of their homes to get to know each other again after being cooped up for so long.

In July, I realized that the aching and stinging I’d felt in one of my breasts had been there a while, and after doing a careful self-examination, I thought I felt a lump. I called immediately to schedule a mammogram and was told that since I had a finding I would need a diagnostic mammogram, a possible ultrasound, and would need to contact my previous medical facility in Salt Lake to have them send my records.

After a very anxious week, my husband and I were finally able to get in for the appointment and, after being told that my mammogram didn’t show anything, we were sent across the hall for the ultrasound.

To this day, I believe that because I’d done a self-exam and could tell the radiologist exactly where the lump was, he was able to locate it by ultrasound and tell us that from the look of it, it was most likely cancer.

We were scheduled the next morning for a core needle biopsy and had to wait another few days for the results. During this time, some of the neighbors that I’d met were aware of the circumstances and doing their best to comfort and console me -- someone they hardly knew.

I was distraught that I had no family to spend time with and no one who really knew me apart from my husband and son. On Friday morning, we received the call that it was indeed breast cancer.

I wish I could say that the next few months and years were a blur, but I actually remember almost every moment of it all. Every feeling, sight, and sound are still with me today.

It would make sense if I wished it had never happen and that I’d never gone through it, but the truth? I’m so grateful for the bonds that were forged, the wonderful people that I met, and for finding strength that I never knew I had to get through something so frightening.

My husband was amazing, as was my son, and our family grew so much stronger through the experience.

My stepdaughters were on the phone with me frequently, and I had a chance to find out just how much they loved me.

My long-distance family did what they could and some even visited, but the people who took care of me (us) were the neighbors, school friends, church friends, and other women who were also diagnosed and placed in my path along the way.

And I learned to say “I love you” more often.

In February of 2011, I finally took the plunge and joined Scentsy after my neighbor, Shelli Anderson, asked me to for what seemed like the 20th time! Three and a half years later, two Scentsy trips, many events, parties, and orders later, I love the people I’ve met. I’ve discovered just what I’m capable of doing, and am eight years cancer free. I wouldn’t change a thing!


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