Everything you want to know about Scentsy Bars

Your most commonly asked questions about Scentsy Bars, answered.

We get a lot of questions about Scentsy Bars, including some truly wild queries (which we love). So, here are some of our greatest hits — the questions we receive most often, along with the answers you crave. Have a question you don’t see here? Let us know in the comments and we’ll get right on it.

The Basics

What is a Scentsy Bar?

Only the best thing ever! A Scentsy Bar is a block of fragrant wax in eight break-apart sections. When warmed in a Scentsy Warmer, the wax releases amazing fragrance into the air without flame, smoke or soot.

What’s in a Scentsy Bar?

We use a custom, high-quality paraffin wax blend and fragrance oils, both synthetic and naturally derived, to make the best, longest-lasting bar.

Where are Scentsy Bars made?

In the U.S.A., baby! Scentsy manufactures all wax products at our headquarters in Meridian, Idaho.

Why are Scentsy Bars shaped like that?

Scentsy Bars and the clamshells they’re  packaged in are modeled after our Classic Curve Warmer — one of the original Scentsy Warmer designs. It’s just more fun than a square!

How do you make Scentsy Bars smell so authentic?

Hard work and lots of love! We create unique fragrance formulas for each Scentsy Bar using the scent pyramid. Each Scentsy Bar typically includes 30-60 ingredients to ensure every scent is just right! 

Why do you discontinue fragrances?

To keep things fresh! We make changes to the fragrance lineup each season, because what’s hot in June might not be popular in December. But whenever a fragrance is discontinued, there’s a good chance we’ll bring it back with  a new catalog season down the line.

 That said, if you have a favorite scent you can’t imagine living without, be sure to add it to your Scentsy Club subscription! With our Always Get My Bar perk,  we’ll keep making  your favorites for you as long as they stay in your order — even if they’re discontinued!

When can I get new Scentsy Bar fragrances?

We launch an entire collection of new fragrances with our catalogs twice a year (in February and August), a new Scent of the Month fragrance every month, and additional specialty and holiday collections on a regular basis. Be sure to ask your Scentsy Consultant to keep you in the loop about new products and promotions, so you never miss a chance to discover a new favorite!

How should I store my Scentsy Bars?

Here’s the short answer: Store them flat in a cool, dry place. For the long answer, click here.

Do Scentsy Bars expire?

A good rule of thumb is to use your bars within a year to ensure a top-notch fragrance experience. Proper storage techniques, such as rotating older bars to the front of your stash, can help you make the most of your wax collection!

Why does my Scentsy Bar look like it’s sweating?

Extreme variations in temperature can cause the fragrance oils in your bar to separate and bead up on the wax surface, but don’t worry! When warmed, the oils should blend back and deliver the same amazing fragrance experience you’ve come to expect. in just fine.

Why does my Scentsy Bar look discolored?

Several factors are at play here, including tricky science stuff, but how you store your Scentsy Bars can affect how they appear over time.  But always keep in mind that just because  the wax looks different doesn’t mean it won’t smell great! Try it before you toss it.

Scent Experience

How long does a Scentsy Bar last?

While factors like  different fragrance notes  and the environment where you warm your favorite bars can affect a scent’s longevity, rest assured that we design each Scentsy Bar fragrances to last, with the utmost attention to quality. 

Why can’t I smell my favorite fragrance anymore?

Sometimes, you can become immune to a scent by warming it too often — it’s called olfactive fatigue. We offer a ton of options, so it’s easy to avoid this problem by switching out your Scentsy fragrances regularly.

Can I use a Scentsy Bar in another company’s  wax warmer?

It’s not recommended, because we design our bars to have a low melting point and only use low-watt bulbs or heating elements in our warmers. Who knows what the other guys might be using?

You discontinued my favorite fragrance! How can I find another one like it?

Your Consultant can help recommend a similar fragrance, or use our fragrance families as a guide to do some exploring on your own. Twice a year, we also offer Bring Back My Bar, a program that invites you to vote to bring back your favorite retired fragrances for a limited time.

Can I add a fresh Scentsy Bar cube to melted wax that is no longer fragrant?

It might be tempting to skip the clean-up, but adding new wax to used melted wax will likely impact the scent’s performance. Our Scentsy Bar wax is specially formulated to hold as much fragrance oil as possible for long-lasting scent. So don’t dilute it with used wax!

Clean Up

How do I clean the wax out of my Scentsy Warmer?

Removing old wax from scentsy warmer using cotton balls

The easiest way is with Cotton Cleanup. All you do is place one pad in the melted wax in your warmer and within seconds, the cotton absorbs the wax — up to four melted Scentsy Bar cubes! In a pinch, regular cotton balls or paper towels also do a good job.

If the wax has cooled and hardened in the dish, turn on your warmer for a few minutes to soften the wax and gently slide it out in one piece.

For more ideas, check this out.


Are Scentsy Products safe?


Brownie Batter smells so good! Can I taste it?

No! None of Scentsy’s products are meant to be consumed. Just don’t do it.

Why do Scentsy Bars contain synthetic ingredients?

Because not every fragrance can or should be simulated with natural ingredients. Here’s why.

Do Scentsy Bars contain harmful phthalates?

Nope! Scentsy Bars do not contain or release harmful phthalates. A small percentage of Scentsy Bar fragrances contain extremely low levels of non-harmful diethyl phthalate (DEP), commonly used in fragrances to help blend ingredients and make them last longer.

Do Scentsy Bars contain any nut or mineral oils? Do they contain Bisphenol A (BPA), gluten, lead, egg or formaldehyde?

Not at all!

So, there you have it! Scentsy Bar 101. If you still have questions, be sure to list them in the  comments — no matter how simple, complicated or out of the ordinary — and we’ll gladly address them.

For more information or to stock up on Scentsy Bars, call your Scentsy Consultant. Don’t have a Consultant? Find one here.


  1. Vickie Knowles

    I broke the wax bowl on my breast cancer warmer. Can I buy a replacement bowl?

    • Scentsy

      Hi Vickie. We’ve had a few different breast cancer warmers. You can view all the extra dishes we have here: https://scentsy.com/shop/c/7769/warmer-dishes-and-lids

      • Gina

        My favorite scentsy bar was the wild what a melon… will it EVER come back?.. PLEASE bring it back.. it did make a short return, but having it long term would be nice.. or is there any other bar that is the SAME?

        • Scentsy

          Saying goodbye to a favorite scent is hard. It’s possible that fragrance could return in a future catalog or Bring Back My Bar promotion.

    • April

      What’s going on with the bars not lasting as long? I’m constantly changing my melts and it didn’t use to be this way!! Please go back to how you use to make them…so disappointed in Scentsy lately!!

      • Scentsy

        We’re sorry to hear you feel the fragrances aren’t lasting as long. We want to assure you that the formula and quality control for our Scentsy Bars have not changed. There are various factors that contribute to how well and how long you can smell a fragrance, some of which we cover in this article https://scentsyblog.com/…/why-cant-i-smell-my-candle…/

  2. P

    Are bars veggie and cruelty free?

    • Scentsy

      Some of our ingredients include honey, so we are not considered vegan. We do not test our products on animals.

  3. Buy and Sell Scents

    Thank you for sharing this information with us. Great Blog. Keep sharing such content

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