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Join Scentsy for $49

To celebrate the start of a new year, we’re offering a $49 Starter Kit for new Consultants who join Scentsy in January 2017!

Scentsy join specialThis essentials-only kit includes all the must-haves for launching a successful Scentsy business:

  • 1 Scentsy Warmer
  • 1 Scentsy Bar
  • 1 pack of Order Forms
  • 1 pack of Print-Your-Own Labels
  • 1 Fall/Winter Mini Tester Set
  • 1 Consultant Guide
  • 1 Quick-Start Guide
  • 1 pack of Fall/Winter Catalogs
  • 1 pack of Product Lists
  • 1 pack of Showcase Brochures
  • 5 samples of Laundry Liquid
  • 4 samples of Clothing Conditioner

The $49 Starter Kit is only available from Jan. 1-31, 2017, or while supplies last. Contents may vary. Price doesn’t include local tax or shipping. New Consultants can still choose to receive the full Starter Kit for $99 in January. Join now at

Hemingway – Cat, Ernest or Scentsy?

You may be familiar with Ernest Hemingway, the American author and journalist. For Whom the Bells Toll? Old Man and the Sea? Sound familiar? That was Hemingway.

You may or may not be familiar with a Hemingway cat. It’s also called a polydactyl cat because it has extra toes. It’s not uncommon for these kitties to have 6 or more toes on each paw, or on some of their paws. I’m more of a dog-person, but I have to say Hemingway cats are pretty amazing. Their enlarged paws make them look like they are wearing little boxing gloves. Ask Mr. Google, you’ll see what I mean.

Scentsy HemingwayDid you know Scentsy has a candle scent called Hemingway?

It was previously retired but it was voted back as one of the Top 25 scents to return during January 2017 for the Bring Back My Bar special promotion.

The scent description for Scentsy Hemingway is: Rich, ripe apples and warm, woody accents of sandalwood and cedar with hints of spice. If you are fond of man cologne-type scents, as I am, you will like this wickless scented candle.

Get it online here. Or to buy five, get one free, get it here. Whichever option, just get it before 31 January because after that it’ll be discontinued again.


Scentsy Income Tax

My #1 tax tip for Scentsy consultants is to seek professional advice. Find a CPA or accountant who is familiar with the direct sales industry. Every individual and household has unique situations and there is not a one size fits all answer.

While my corporation name is Income Wax, Inc., rather clever, not as fun is the dreaded Income Tax. Scentsy independent consultants are independent business owners. We must pay taxes on our income. Other consultants are not the best people to be asking for tax advice.

Below is an income tax guide that was compiled by Scentsy. It is also available in the Business Reference section of the consultant workstation.

DISCLAIMER Scentsy does not advise on any personal or business income tax requirements or issues. Content from this reference is for general information only and does not represent personal tax advice either express or implied. You are encouraged to seek professional tax advice for personal income tax questions and assistance.

INTRODUCTION As a Scentsy Consultant, you encounter a myriad of tax issues. This document provides a quick reference for questions consultants commonly face regarding operating a Scentsy business from a tax perspective. Many of the explanations and examples are of a technical nature and may require multiple readings. Exploring the document as it applies to your questions rather than from start to finish is recommended.


The majority of Scentsy Consultants are sole proprietors. What does that mean from a tax perspective?

Being a sole proprietor means you operate a business for yourself and a separate legal entity under which the business is operated is not established with the IRS. Sole proprietors are required to complete Schedule C Profit or Loss From Business which demonstrates items of income and expense realized by the proprietor related to their business during the year and is submitted together with Form 1040 to the IRS annually.

I’ve been told sole proprietors are required to pay self-employment taxes. How do sole proprietors pay these taxes? Continue reading

Valentine’s Gift Idea

Scentsy Scented Animal LambJust in time for Valentine’s Day, Scentsy’s Sweetie Pie the Lamb offers her heart and an adorable pink flower with heart-shaped petals for you and your someone special.

A velvety polka-dot pattern lines her ears, topped with a festive dark pink bow. Magnets help her clasp her hands together to “hold” her cherished flower.

Sweetie Pie has a lot of love to go around, but don’t make her wait. When Sweetie Pie sells out, a new limited-edition Scentsy Buddy will take her place.

Every Scentsy Buddy features a zippered pouch to hold your favorite fragrance. Sweetie Pie the Lamb is $30 and comes with a Scent Pak of your choice. Get yours here for UPS delivery to your door.

Fall in love with Sweetie Pie today!

BBMB January 2017

scentsy retired scentsIf you’ve missed your favorite Scentsy candle scents such as Ocean, French Kiss, Luxe Vanilla and Autumn Stroll, plus many others, you’re in luck. They’re back for one month only – January 2017 as part of our biannual Bring Back My Bar (BBMB) promotion.

The formerly retired discontinued Scentsy scented candle bars have returned during 1-31 January 2017 only at

Autumn Stroll Scentsy Bar – Amble under a bright harvest moon, leaves crunching underfoot, as peppery cinnamon mingles with dusky plum and warm incense to create a spicy and comforting fragrance.

Bananarama Scentsy Bar – Sweet, golden, ripe bananas.

Black Ruby Scentsy Bar –  Juicy Plum, Black Cherry, and sparkling persimmon, with untamed vanilla.

Cashmere Scentsy Bar – Sheer floral bouquet combines Moroccan jasmine, lily of the valley and bergamot. Continue reading

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