Sweat Wax & Other Scentsy Bar Facts

Have you ever opened up a Scentsy Bar to see that the wax is … um … sweating?

Do some of the Scentsy Bars in your stash not look as brightly colored as when you first got them?

Have you ever been tempted to take a bite out of your Blueberry Cheesecake Scentsy Bar?

We receive all kinds of questions about our authentic wax Scentsy Bars — the weird ones are our favorites! — so we thought we’d take a moment to answer some of the questions we hear most (or love best).

We hope you   ♥ ♥ ♥   Scentsy enough to know what we’re talking about. If not:

Photo Credit Lindsey @silentpoetryarts

What is a Scentsy Bar?

A Scentsy Bar is a block of fragrant wax in eight break-apart sections. We call them wickless candles! They’re available in more than 80 exclusive Scentsy fragrances and designed for use in a Scentsy Warmer. Learn more here.

Where are Scentsy Bars made?

We manufacture all wax products at our campus in Meridian, Idaho. Made in the USA!

Now, back to some of the trickier stuff:

 Why does my wax look like it’s sweating?

Extreme variations in temperature can cause fragrance oils in your Bar to separate from the wax and begin beading up on its surface. It looks a lot like sweat! Here are a couple of ways to help prevent “sweaty” wax:

  • Don’t store your Bars in the freezer.
  • Do store your Bars in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight or extreme temperatures.

Should I throw “sweaty” wax away?

Nope! When warmed, the oils should blend back in with the wax just fine, with no noticeable effect on your fragrance experience.

Why is my Scentsy Bar’s color fading?

Several factors can contribute to color variation in your Scentsy Bars. Some of it is complicated science stuff. But here are a few simple things to keep in mind:

  • Store your wax properly. Don’t remember how? Check out this post. Extreme heat or direct light can impact the look and shorten the shelf life of your Bars.
  • Just because it looks different, doesn’t mean it won’t still smell great! Color alone shouldn’t compel you to toss your wax in the trash. Try it first!

I have two Bars in the same fragrance — why do they look different?

Depending on the color(s) used to dye the wax, you might notice teensy variations in color. Any color variation is purely cosmetic and does not affect the fragrance, its intensity or the scent throw of your Bars.

And a few other fun facts and helpful hints:

 What kind of wax is used to make Scentsy Bars?

We use a custom, high-quality paraffin wax blend designed to give you long-lasting fragrance and selected for its scent loading ability, melting point and firmness. That means it warms beautifully and holds a lot of fragrance!

How do I clean the wax out of the Warmer?

While the wax is melted, pour it out and wipe the dish clean with a paper towel. (Don’t pour it down the sink!)

Are Scentsy Bars safe?

Scentsy Bars are safer than wicked candles because no flame is required. Since the wax is warmed and not burned like traditional candles, no harmful chemicals or pollutants are released into the air — just beautiful fragrance. That means no flame, smoke or soot!

Are Scentsy Bars edible?

No. Even if it smells good enough to eat, don’t.


  1. Shane Myers

    ok…i have a secret…my wife uses these and yes i like them also. i don’t care for a flame especially with kids and dogs…so they work the best.

  2. Tracy

    Top tip for cleaning out your scentsy dish. Instead of pouring the wax out (which can run down the side of the dish) just pop a cotton wool ball in to soak up the wax, give it a wipe then put in your next cube.

  3. Dianne Marben

    I read somewhere that, “Paraffin wax is a soft wax made from petroleum byproducts and has been laboratory tested to be hygienically safe to use. … If you ingest liquid paraffin or inhale paraffin candle fumes, you may have adverse reactions including nausea, vomiting, headaches or even benzene pollution that can lead to lung cancer.”
    How much truth is there in this? A friend of mine is concerned about inhaling the fumes and wants to know is this also true about wickless products such as wax in Scentsy warmers?

    • Scentsy

      Hi Dianne, We care a lot about the quality of Scentsy wax and its ingredients. Since the wax is warmed and not burned as with traditional candles (combustion), no harmful chemicals or pollutants are released into the air. You can find additional details about Scentsy wax here: https://goo.gl/EFTcAS

      • Barbara Pyle

        What about when your wax is smoking? I sale Scentsy and now I am worried. Mine was smoking today. The new summer Rain warmer with tropic tango 3 cubes as recommended. Is that not releasing the harmful chemicals?

        • Scentsy

          Hi Barbara, There are certain Scentsy Family fragrances that can appear to ‘steam’ or ‘mist’ while warming. This is simply the way some fragrance notes dissipate or evaporate from the wax as they warm. It can be more common in humid environments, or with certain fragrance notes, which is why it is not seen in every bar or situation. Rest assured that this is normal and nothing harmful is being released. ?

  4. Leane Tresler

    I just started selling Scentsy and I was just wondering if we can or cannot say that the wax melts are non-toxic if eaten by a child or a pet ?

    • Scentsy

      Hi Leane, welcome to the Scentsy family! While The wax we use is food grade, our products are not meant to be ingested no matter how delicious they might smell. If it is ingested by a child or pet, we still recommend contacting poison control or consulting your veterinarian.

  5. Donna Quillin

    i am dissapointed that the smell of the cubes only last about a day and then it is just melted wax. Is there any additive I can get to rejuvinate the smell?

    • Scentsy

      Hi Donna, 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…/

  6. S

    I’ve used Scentsy for five years, and suddenly, the product is inferior. The product is not the same, does not last, sweats, leaks and is a waste of money.

  7. Daisha

    Hi I have a few questions about some products. I don’t do candles or wax melts usually because most contain chemicals and dyes. Do scentsys contain any? And are your essential oils 100% natural?

  8. Peta

    Please confirm the scentsy ingredients, for animals even natural products can be very harmful. I have been given pineapple pucker and there is no ingredient list on any of the packaging which I am shocked about. I cannot risk using it without confirmation of the ingredients.

  9. Mikela Nairn Chenoweth

    I have to agree with the last couple of ladies that mentioned the fragrances aren’t as strong & don’t last as long as they used to. Coconut Cotton is the latest one I just noticed, darn it!!!

    Another BIG problem I have is, I for sure will NOT be ordering in warm/ hot weather anymore! Every single bar I got last spring/ summer was/ is rubbery, the cubes don’t break apart nicely, NO, they are rubbery & hard to break apart.? I have asked 2 reps & they say Scentsy doesn’t ship with a cold pack….WHY??? Who in the world wants to pay a ton of money for basically USED BARS???

    Come on Scentsy, please quit cutting corners on quality in order to make more of a profit. I’m betting that ea bar costs you less than 50 cents to make & we, the buyers, pay a premium of $5-$6 ea. You’ve got to keep the quality of the product at a premium & cut costs somewhere else, otherwise you will be out of business when the next business like this one pops up.

  10. Glenys Tobiassen

    Scentsy to ship orders with cold packs. I am in Australia which gets very hot in summer and we receive our orders with a cold pack which is awesome. I have not found the fragrances not lasting long at all. I have been a consultant for 5.5 yrs and do not feel Scentsy is cutting corners.

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