Making Scents...my Scentsy Journey

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Monday, November 19, 2012

Holiday Shopping #2

Part 1 of Holiday Shopping covered those new to Scentsy with great combine and save packages, expectant mothers and children. Also some ideas for older kids and teens. We continue our holiday shopping with our Scentsy Campus Collection.

What a great idea for the college students in your life. These warmers are perfect for college students because they work great in dorm rooms as most dorms do not allow flames for safety reasons. A Scentsy Campus Collection warmer works great in apartments as well, then you never have to worry about your college student starting a fire with a flame candle. It is so easy to run out the door in a hurry and leave a candle burning, which is also very dangerous. With Scentsy you never have to worry about this.

Next lets shop for that man on your list. Old or young, Scentsy has a great line called Scentsy Man This line includes one of my favorites, Route 66, which is a mix of citrus, herbs, and musk. Also must tries are Sharp Dressed Man, Hemingway, and Weathered Leather. Weathered Leather by the way is one of the most authentic leather smelling scents I have ever smelled.

 Along with Scentsy Man we also have many warmers that would appeal to men such as the above pictured Angler.



Hope you like my shopping suggestions. Browse my website to see all of what Scentsy offers.

Happy Shopping!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Holiday Scents 2012




Having had the opportunity to try most of these Scentsy Scents in the new 2012 Fall/Winter catalog, I wanted to provide you  with some  favorites. If you are trying to find some great candle scents for the upcoming holidays you will find them right here!


An absolute favorite Scentsy scent this fall is Mandarin Moon. Mandarin Moon screams fall with its cinnamon, ginger, and orange. You can not go wrong with this Fall candle scent. Every time you put Mandarin Moon into a warmer you get a sense of comfort and familiarness that I can not quite put my finger on. This should be your go to Scentsy scent these days.

Another favorite is Apple Press. Apple Press is the ultimate Apple candle scent! If you love the scent of Apples you will love this Scentsy scent. It has a hint of pear in it as well, which just enhances the aroma of the apples.


Make Apple Press even better ( if that is possible) by mixing it with Mandarin Moon (1/2 cube of each), and this Scentsy recipe is amazing! Combining Apple Press with Mandarin Moon takes the scent from an excellent Fall candle scent to an excellent Holiday scent. Use this mix throughout the holiday season. It is one of those candle scents that puts a smile on your face as soon as you smell it.




An ultimate Christmas candle scent from Scentsy is Christmas Cottage .It is still a bit too early to warm a scent for Christmas. . Christmas Cottage makes me want to drag the Christmas tree out and turn on It's a Wonderful Life and decorate the tree.
Christmas Cottage combines oranges, raspberries, cloves, and spices into a wonderful Scentsy scent that lingers long after you turn your warmer off. The best way to describe Christmas Cottage is to say "it smells like Christmas"!


Another great Scentsy scent is Snowberry,  Snowberry combines loganberry, strawberry, peppermint, and cinnamon into a fresh winter scent that makes me long for our first winter snowfall.  A great winter candle scent. This is another scent that  would smell great mixed with Apple Press . Try that mix out soon.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Holiday Shopping #1

With the Holidays looming now is a great time to get some holiday shopping done easily online through Scentsy.
Scentsy makes a great a unique gift for pretty much anyone. People of all age ranges love Scentsy products making it easy to find something for someone of any age.

I will be breaking down Scentsy gift giving in a 2 part series. The 2nd part will be posted early next week so stay tuned!

Now lets get shopping!

For someone who has never tried Scentsy I recommend a Scentsy Companion System. This is a great starter kit and includes a full size Scentsy warmer, a Scentsy plug in, and 3 Scentsy Scent bars (all which you customize to pick your favorites).

 Or try a Scentsy Premium Companion System which comes with a premium full size warmer instead of a regular full size warmer. The premium full size warmers include more intricate details such as hand painting.


 

 For the little one in your life, or expectant mother, take a look at the Scentsy Buddy Collection. 

Currently on special. Buy one get one FREE! Just insert a Scentsy Scent Pak,.
into its zippered pocket to bring your Buddy to life with scrumptious scent! For children ages 3 years old and up. Each Buddy includes one scent pak.  The Scentsy Buddy is the perfect cuddly companion, always ready with a big dose of comforting fragrance.

 Next for that Tween or Teen on your shopping list check out the Scentsy Travel Tins. These are perfect for lockers, backpacks, cars, or anywhere on the go. Simply open the tin and release amazing scent! Some of the popular Teen scents are Flirtatious and Love Story.


Another idea for teens or as a stocking stuffer our Scentsy Fragrance Foam,Emollient-rich, lusciously scented, and alcohol-free, Fragrance Foam kills germs without drying hands. Available in 20 fragrances. Currently on special BOGO!!!!!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Want to hear my specials ? Save Money





Everyone likes to save money. I will be announcing some holiday specials for some special Scentsy savings.  

However the only way you can see it is if you are on my e mail list. To keep the consultant playing field equal 

 I will never post private specials in a public place like Facebook, therefore you will need to take 2 seconds and put your preferred contact info on this page..... www.facebook.com/Gypsytreasurescents. Click the email tab on top and enter your info.


I will not flood your e mail with unnecessary posts. No one likes that. I will have a some Black Friday Specials and then some Holiday Specials in December.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Mystery Host Party



Don't want to host a Scentsy party but want the benefits of host rewards? This is for you! I am putting on a Mystery Host Party online from now until the end of December.

So what does this mean? Anyone who makes a purchase online using the link will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win the host/hostess rewards. There is NO MINIMUM PURCHASE to be entered however you must order no later than 10pm on December 31th, 2012.

 Also you DO NOT have to be local to win. Hostess rewards will be shipped directly to you with no shipping charge. I will pick a name at random January 2 nd and contact you to pick out your host/hostess rewards.
There is a Mystery Host Scentsy Party going on right now!
When you join this online party you will receive
tickets in the following ways:



1 Chance for every $30 you spend


2 Chances if you email me the name of the guest you invited
            (you must have purchased at this party)

3 Chances if you host your own online or book party


4 Chances if your guest books their own party
 

5 Chances if your guest becomes a Scentsy Consultant
           (invite those you know that need some extra Christmas money)


6 Chances if you become a Scentsy Consultant (do you
            need some extra Christmas money?)

After the party is over, I will be holding a drawing to see who
the mystery host will be, using Random.org! The winner gets ALL the hostess gifts for this party.
This is a great chance to get lots of FREE Scentsy!
I hope to see you soon. To join this party,
visit my website at

go there, at the top of the page and Look under
 
"My Open Parties". Then choose the "Mystery Host Party".
I hope you are my Mystery Host!


To qualify for the drawing you MUST ORDER USING THIS LINK!!! You should see the phrase "Mystery Host Party" in green towards the top of the page when you open this link. That is how you know you are in the right place. :)

Please Note: Hostess rewards are not earned until the collective sales of the party reaches $150 before tax and shipping. If this party does not reach this amount and I cannot award host/hostess rewards then I will mail each person who ordered under this party a small gift instead. I will update as orders come in to let you know where we stand.
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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Successful Vendor Events

5 Tips For Successful Direct Sales Expo Booths

Let's talk a little bit about using expos, trade shows, and fairs to build your direct sales/home party plan business today. First of all, I'll tell you up front that I am not an expert on this topic and I didn't use this model to build either my home party plan business or my multi level marketing business to a great extent. I have done a few trade shows, however, and I picked up some great tips from other direct sellers over the years.
The reason I wanted to write about this topic is because so many of you are using this model to increase your client base and grow your team and there are, in my opinion, some definite dos and don'ts to the whole process. Here are a few tips I think you might find useful:
1. Keep It Simple

Keep your display simple and eye catching. If you overload your space with too much stuff, it's overwhelming to passers by and they may keep walking. What I've noticed when I attend these events is that the booth's that have a crowd of people are generally the ones with virtually no clutter, that compel the passer by to stop and ask more about the product or service.

2. Draw People In

Make sure there's a reason for people to stop by, and more importantly stay, at your booth. People tend to have short attention spans and there is a ton of stimulation at these events. You're basically competing for people's attention. Post a huge question prominently in your booth that compels people to stop and chat. I'll give you an example. When I was an image consultant years ago I did a booth at a women's fair and put the question, "Do You Have A Closet Full Of Clothes And Nothing To Wear?" in huge letters front and center. Every women who passed by wanted to stop and tell me how that described her and her closet. It was a great way to engage my target market in conversation. 

3. Stay Front and Center

Never sit or stand behind your booth. I can't tell you how amazed I am every year at our local county fair when I see direct sellers whom I know have paid handsomely for their booths sitting behind messy displays of their products chatting with each other or reading a book, waiting for me to step up and see if I can get their attention to ask them about their product or opportunity. Just FYI, I've never asked and I've rarely seen anyone else do it either.
You invest good money and serious time into a fair, expo, or trade show booth. So work it! If there's a chair behind your booth when you arrive to set up, move it to the booth next to you and once you've gotten everything set up and stored away, don't walk to the back of your booth again until the end of the day. You want to be out front, chatting, connecting, and working with the participants at the show.
4. Be Smart About Your Drawings

Just about every single week on the Fan Page I have someone ask about how to follow up with the hundreds of leads they've gotten the weekend before at a trade show or expo. I can almost guarantee that a huge percentage of those leads aren't quality, interested people. You're not there at that event to collect names. You're there to collect quality leads. There's a difference. I didn't allow just anyone to stop by with their return address stamp, grab a handful of free candy (and while popular, this is not the smartest way to draw people into your booth), and enter my drawing.
I would engage someone in conversation, find out a little about them and their needs and whether or not my products or opportunity might be a good fit for them, and if they were, I offered to enter them into my drawing. That way, you're sure that every lead you put into your drawing is at least mildly interested in learning more about what you have to offer (and not just the chance of getting something for free). I also made notes on those drawing slips so when I did follow up, I could have an intelligent conversation about our booth conversation and experience. You'll meet lots of people during that event and believe me, you'll be happy to have those notes after the fact.
5. Stay Curious in Your Conversations

As you step into conversation with passers by, start by asking, not telling. Yes, I know you're excited about all that you have to share with them and of course, they're curious about it or they wouldn't be stopping by. But if you start out by barfing a bunch of information all over them about how great your product is or how much money they could make with your opportunity, you're getting off on the wrong foot. Instead, start by asking them a question about their life ("So, where are you from?" "Are you a mom?" "What do you do for a living?") so that you can share your information in a manner that's relevant for them. I promise, you'll have much more productive and meaningful conversations with people if you take this approach.
The key when you're doing a booth at one of these events is to remember that you need to find a way to stand out. You're there in a sea of other direct sellers and retailers and you've got to give people a reason to want to stop and learn more about you. Use these tips and get creative about what else you could do to make your booth and yourself stand out, and please post your ideas below. I'd love to know what you do to make sure your events are a good use of your time and money.


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Saturday, November 3, 2012

Charitable Scents


Thanks to Scentsy consultants promotion of the Heartfelt Charitable Cause Warmer, Scentsy was able to donate $781,552 to the American Heart Association and $56,442 to the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation. These were Scentsy's largest cash donations to U.S. and Canadian charities to date!

The Heartfelt Fitness Fun Run/Walk and charitable cause donation also received coverage on Idaho news stations KTVB and KIVI.


 The current Charitable Cause Scentsy warmer for the Fall/Winter 2012 catalog will be “Champion”, benefiting the Special Olympics.Support the Special Olympics and enjoy warming your favorite scent in this gorgeous new warmer.  Help the next generation of Special Olympics athletes reach for the stars with Scentsy's newest Charitable Cause Warmer. Through February 28, 2013, Scentsy will donate $8 (USD) from the sale of each Champion Warmer to Special Olympics International.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

November Specials!!!!!

This is the warmer of the month for November called "Holiday Lights", a full size warmer. It is a beautiful Christmas red with brightly colored lights around that shine from within when lit. The warmer dish is glazed black inside. I was surprised how substantial this warmer is. There is nothing cheap or flimsy about it. Perfect for those who do not like to decorate with the cutsie things like Santas & Snowmen. The price is great too only $31.50 for the month of November! I am really happy with it and will display it in my home for the holidays. You can get yours on my Scentsy website, https://gypsytreasures.scentsy.us/Scentsy/Buy/Category/388.

Scent of the month is "Peppermint Dreams". I love,love,love it. So clean and refreshing, and a great winter scent. It is also on sale for November for 10% off. Available as a wax bar, room spray and scent circle for that great price.

This one's a winner and I expect you will like it as much as I do. Get your scent on and order it before the end of the month.


Also starting today Fragrance Foam is BOGO!!!! Alcohol, wonderful fragrances that kill germs but do not dry out your hands. Pick a wonderful winter scent like Eskimo Kiss or Silver Bells.
https://gypsytreasures.scentsy.us/Scentsy/Buy/Category/684 

Get them for an unbelievable price of $3.00 each!!!!!! I am going to stock up. They will make great stocking stuffers!