Recently I found some lovely baked goods at a market and brought them home. They were in a plastic grocery bag, but still , somehow, I kept smelling something like the peach air freshener. I thought I had lost my mind for a bit there, but when I opened the bag to unload the goodies, the smell of the air freshener was very strong. Ah ha! Scentsy in the kitchen was the culprit. And cigarette smoke on top of that, just like the truck. Gross.
The Scentsy permeated the baked goods, believe it or not. One bite was like eating perfume, plus stale cigarette smoke on top of that. At first I thought this could not be. I have never eaten Scentsy before, but it makes perfect sense. The smell of Scentsy is so strong it permeates everything within its reach, but the people who use it barely can smell it. They are used to it. It gets in the clothes, on the hair, in the furniture and everything it touches and apparently baked goods too. Unbelievable.
I have had people argue with me that it is harmless and is just all natural and nothing leaves the aroma dish when the wax puck is warmed. I bought a bed frame and mattress from some one who smoked and used Scentsy. The smoke was terrible but even after 7 months in the porch, the Scentsy lingers. It is not as bad, but I think I will have to rehome the mattress in favour of a different one.
I urge anyone using Scentsy to stop immediately. Do not subject children and babies to the fragrance chemical born on the wax. It is not harmless.
And if you bake and sell your wares, please do not use Scentsy or smoke in the home. For those of us who do not smoke or are sensitive to chemical fragrances, the food is not fit to eat. And that is sad when it is lovingly prepared in your own home.