Before We Start...

Before we jump right into “how long do Scentsy Bars last”, let me explain exactly what a Scentsy Bar is for those who do not know. 

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What is a Scentsy Bar?

A Scentsy Bar is a wax melt that is 3.2 oz. of fragrant wax poured into a container to harden.  Scentsy wax never evaporates into the air like wicked candle wax. So, it will never disappear as only the scent is released when heating. Scentsy Bars are heated by a wax warmer. They have numerous benefits over wicked candles in terms of safety, scent, convenience, price, and more.

Each bar has 8 breakaway cubes. Bars are available in more than 80 exclusive Scentsy scents and the wax cubes are created to warm in an authentic Scentsy warmer.

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How long do Scentsy bars last for in terms of scent?

There are several factors that will affect how long your fragrance will last.  Things such as high ceilings, humidity, the type of wax warmer you are using, and the strength of the fragrance molecules in the scents you select. So, now that the boring stuff is finished. Let’s talk about smell-good time.

Scentsy Bar Scent Time

Scent time is defined as the amount of time your warmer is on and the wax is in a melted state.

Technically, Scentsy states that a cube of wax will produce a strong fragrance for 6 – 8 hours of warming time before needing to be replaced.  In my opinion, some heavier scents last far longer than 8 hours. I leave my warmers on 24 hours a day and my Blueberry Cheesecake and other strong scents are pumping out their glory for 3 days (72 hours) at a time.  But every nose is different.

And that’s the crux of the whole question.  Every nose is different.  There is no real scent time that I can tell you. So, that’s a GOOD thing.

 

Scentsy Bar Scent Time

Scent time is defined as the amount of time your warmer is on and the wax is in a melted state.

Technically, Scentsy states that a cube of wax will produce a strong fragrance for 6 – 8 hours of warming time before needing to be replaced.  In my opinion, some heavier scents last far longer than 8 hours. I leave my warmers on 24 hours a day and my Blueberry Cheesecake and other strong scents are pumping out their glory for 3 days (72 hours) at a time.  But every nose is different.

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Your Nose Knows Best

Would you like it if I told you that you need to change your wax after 3 days when you can come home and still smell your incredible scent 2 weeks later?  Then you would feel like you wasted your wax.  You would have a great impression of Scentsy Bars, but a not-so-great impression of me.  Right? Hence, it’s really hard to answer how long do Scentsy Bars last for exactly.

Or the reverse is true as well.  I tell you it can last up to 2 weeks but you no longer smell your favorite scent after 3 days. Now, who has a case of the whomp whomp whaaas?  We both do.

How long a cube of wax lasts is completely up to your nose and a few other factors, as mentioned above. 

Will 1 cube in 1 warmer be enough for a huge room with high ceilings?  For me, the answer is no but for you, it might be perfect.  

Do you use the same scent all the time?  That can produce anosmia.

Is the air in your space incredibly humid?  If so, you might find the scent lasting longer because the fragrant molecules have something to “grab” hold of – the moisture in the air.

Did you choose a citrus scent or a cinnamon scent?  You can find out why cinnamon may last longer for you here.

"How many Scentsy cubes should I use in my warmer"

As I am often asked this question, and it comes into play for how long wax melts last for, the quick and easy answer is one or two cubes will do!

How long do Scentsy Bars last in storage?

If a Scentsy Bar is stored correctly, the shelf life is around 12 months. This is an important point to note for Scentsy lovers who enjoy rotating their wax melts on a regular basis.

Here are a few tips on how to correctly store your Scentsy Bars so you can achieve maximum shelf life:

  • Store them in a cool, dark place (room temperature is good, we just don’t want our bars hitting direct sunlight and getting hot; also avoid storage near the oven!).

  • Lay them flat whenever possible (note: Scentsy Consultants hang them up on pegs temporarily for fairs and exhibitions shows which is perfectly ok for a short time).

  • Try not to keep your Scentsy Bars in the car for too long (cars are hot and if the sun is hot, aka summer time shine, your bars can melt).

First come, first serve! Be sure to rotate your oldest bars to the front of your stash so you use them first.

My Final Answer

The bottom line is that cubes of wax and fragrance time is a personal choice.  You decide how many cubes to use at one time. And, YOU decide which scent to warm.  Furthermore, YOU decide how long a fragrance lasts according to your nose preferences – You are in total control.

I think the CEO of Scentsy, Orville Thompson, said it beautifully when he told me at the Scentsy Corporate Headquarters, “Don’t tell people how long scent lasts.  Just tell show them how to use it.”

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