Product/Company Review : Scentsy

Scentsy is one of the most popular Scent companies around, it seems like. I know many who sell and use their products. With my new Non Toxic Living Journey I wanted to know what was in their "melting" products as most scented candle products out there are laden with harmful/toxic ingredients.
When I decided to research this company it was sort of a side project that I wasn't in much of a rush to investigate. From what I had heard from friends & ads, Scentsy products were supposedly safe... well my research went a little further and with the holiday season upon us, and with that all the holiday/cold & flu scent products, I decided it was time to get this research done.
One of my first stops was the Scentsy Website. Right away I noticed 2 HUGE Red Flags (in my opinion);
They use Petroleum Byproduct Waxes - the leftovers from processing oil and the like. These products are not only environmental toxins, they are human toxins. Some may say they would rather recycle these byproducts into things like wax for burning/melting than see the byrpducts tossed away... I disagree. We are creating even more pollution with the entire process, and hurting our health on top of it.
There are also claims that melting this type of product doesn't put off toxic fumes. That is a lie. As well, you are activating the Fragrances in the product. Fragrance is a High Hazard in regards to Ingredients. There are hundreds to thousands of hidden ingredients within this one word. Scentsy claims they do not use toxic/harmful ingredients, but based on what I found in their Skin Care Products it is more likely that Scentsy's claims are just that - claims. Either way, it is not worth risking the health of you or your loved ones by using products you know contain harmful ingredients (without even knowing what their Trade Secret Fragrance Ingredients are).
The second Huge Red Flag was fact they do not disclose their ingredients, anywhere. What do they have to hide???
Well let's get to the facts, Jack ;-)
Here are the Product Ingredients I could find:
Shower Gel -
Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate,
Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Fragrance/Parfum, Cocamide MIPA,
Polyquaternium-7, Panthenol, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin,
Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid, Sodium
Chloride, Disodium EDTA, Benzophenone-4. May contain (+/-):
Yellow 5 (CI 19140), Yellow 6 (CI 15985), Orange 4 (CI 15510), Violet
2 (CI 60730), Green 5 (CI 61570), Green 3 (CI 42053),
Blue 1 (CI 42090), Red 40 (CI 16035), Red 33 (CI 17200).

Shower Cream -
Water, Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate, Glycine Soja (Soybean)
Oil, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate,
Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Sodium Chloride, Fragrance/
Parfum, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Cocamide
MIPA, Hydroxypropyltrimonium Honey, Citric Acid, Cyamopsis
Tetragonoloba (Guar) Gum, Glycerin, Phenoxyethanol,
Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate.

Body Lotion -
Water, Glycerin, Isopropyl Palmitate, Glyceryl Stearate, Caprylic/
Capric Triglyceride, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Fragrance/
Parfum, Disodium EDTA, Carbomer, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera)
Leaf Juice, Panthenol, Xanthan Gum, Shea Butter Cetyl Esters,
Dimethicone, Polysorbate 20, Tocopheryl Acetate, Aminomethyl
Propanol, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate
Copolymer, Isohexadecane, Polysorbate 60, Phenoxyethanol,
Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate.

Hand Cream - 
Water, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, Aluminum Starch
Octenylsuccinate, Isopropyl Palmitate, Fragrance/Parfum,
Stearic Acid, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Caprylic/Capric
Triglyceride, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Panthenol,
Ethyl Macadamiate, Dimethicone, Cetyl Alcohol, Polysorbate 20,
Tocopheryl Acetate, Xanthan Gum, Carbomer, Aminomethyl
Propanol, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Benzoate,
Potassium Sorbate, Disodium EDTA.

Body Butter - 
Water, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Isopropyl Palmitate, Glycerin,
Cyclopentasiloxane, Butyrosperum Parkii (Shea Butter), Glyceryl
Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Stearyl Alcohol, Fragrance/Parfum,
Disodium EDTA, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice,
Xanthan Gum, Tocopheryl Acetate, Hydrogenated Castor Oil,
PEG-150 Distearate, Aminomethyl Propanol, Phenoxyethanol,
Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate,
Citric Acid.

Body Spray - 
Water, SD Alcohol 40-B, Fragrance/Parfum, Benzophenone-4,
Glycerin, Aminomethyl Propanol, Acrylates/Octylacrylamide
Copolymer. May contain (+/-): Yellow 5 (CI 19140), Yellow 6 (CI
15985), Orange 4 (CI 15510), Violet 2 (CI 60730), Green 5 (CI 61570),
Green 3 (CI 42053), Blue 1 (CI 42090), Red 40 (CI 16035),
Red 33 (CI 17200).

Washer Whiffs - 
Fragrance carrier, fragrance, and dye.

Dryer Disks - 
Fragrance Oils

With all the Non Essential, "Unknown", Harmful, and or Toxic Ingredients in the products above, how the heck are we to believe Scentsy's other products are safe??? (I will dismantle these ingredients for you shortly. I am working from my phone currently :-P )

I will end this post here.
Once again we have seen how important it is that we know our ingredients and what ingredients companies are using in our products.

Until next time folks,
Live. Laugh. Love.

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