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Scentsy's fast path to success

Although the company has seen major growth over the past 14 years, the Meridian company came from humble beginnings. (KBOI Staff Photo)

When you're driving on Eagle Road the 73 acre Scentsy campus is hard to miss.

Although the company has seen major growth over the past 14 years, the Meridian company came from humble beginnings.

"It's the quintessential American success story," Scentsy's Chief Strategy Officer Kevin Kirkpatrick said.

The company started in a 40 foot shipping container on a sheep farm.

In 2004 Heidi and Orveille Thompson were mixing their fragrance wax in a slow cooker. Today the company has more than 1000 employees.

"We've expanded into our manufacturing 2 facility which manufactures our new high growth categories," Kirkpatrick. "Our body products our cleaning products and our laundry products."

In a short time the company has also found success overseas.

"We are now in 13 countries all across the world and each season we do ten versions of our catalog in eight different languages."

Kirkpatrick says there are two sides of their business.

The work done at the Meridian Campus creating and selling home fragrance products like wax bars, bath bombs and soaps.

"At the same time we offer an industry leading family friendly business opportunity for consultants to be able to provide income and often replace their existing jobs," Kirkpatrick said.

As the company grows he says they are looking forward to expanding their product line and providing job opportunities to more people here in the U.S. and across the world.

He says the Scentsy business model based on simplicity, authenticity and generosity is something the company is proud to have started and continued right here in the Treasure Valley.

"it's an absolute blessing to be able to work and live in a community like meridian and have the kind of fulfilling work and excellent jobs that we provide here without having to move to one of the big cities. And we love being a part of the Idaho community and can't imagine being anywhere else."

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