Saturday, March 28, 2015

Christchurch Family Loses Everything in Fire Sparked by Candle

Christchurch family loses 'everything' in fire sparked by teenager's candle

Originally reported by

A Christchurch family's home has been destroyed after a teenager forgot to extinguish a candle in his bedroom before going to school. 
The Aranui teen's two older brothers noticed the fire just after 8am and immediately called emergency services.
Wainoni senior station officer Mark Elstone said firefighters could see the fire before they even reached the Shortland St house.
They spent about two hours extinguishing the blaze, but the house was "pretty much" destroyed. 
The one-story house belonged to a woman and her four children. 
"She was obviously very distressed about the whole thing," Elstone said.
"They lost pretty much everything." 
The two younger children - a primary school-aged girl and a boy aged about 14 - had already gone to school before the fire spread through the house. 
Elstone said it appeared the fire had "accidentally" spread from a candle the boy lit in his bedroom.
The teen forgot to blow out the candle before leaving for school.
"The Fire Service advises against using candles of any sort within the house, unless it's an emergency situation," Elstone said.
The boy's two older brothers were staying in a sleep-out and a caravan at the rear of the property and noticed the fire spreading through the main house.
The fire did not affect the sleep-out or caravan, but destroyed two cars on the property. 
Elstone said he believed the family had house and contents insurance and planned to stay with a relative. 
This is heartbreaking but unfortunately so common. Did you know that The New Zealand Fire Service recommends never burning any candle in the home unless it's an emergency? There are thousands of fires every year caused by unattended candles. 
But as of March 10th there is an alternative available in New Zealand. It's called Scentsy and it's electric warmers that use a heating element to warm wax releasing fragrance that is as safe to use as a candle.   
Scentsy is a home-based franchise opportunity and they are currently looking for consultants to share this safer option. There is no experience or knowledge of the product is needed. Consultants earn 20-30% commission on all sales plus additional bonuses on their team sales. Other perks include free incentive trips, free Scentsy product with every party (bundle of orders), friendships from around the globe and an unlimited income potential. Go to New Zealand Wickless Candles Facebook page to learn more or request a free information pack here
Examples of a Scentsy warmer:
 New Zealand Scentsy Wickless Candles

This is how a Scentsy warmer works:
  New Zealand Scentsy Wickless Candles

Why it's safer:

Request a free information packet here or
Join now: - choose Join - choose New Zealand from the drop-down.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Scentsy New Zealand FREE Information Packet!

Kande Hein, MBA
Independent Scentsy Director

Thank you for your inquiry and for your interest in our team.

My name is Kande, and I'd love to be your sponsor. This means that you have unlimited access to me and my experience to help you in building and growing your successful Scentsy business!

Scentsy was born in the USA in 2004.  In September 2011 Scentsy expanded into Ireland and Germany and on September 1, 2013, opened its doors for Scentsy Australia and Mexico. On August 10, 2014, we then expanded to France, Spain and Austria. On the 10 March 2015, we expanded into New Zealand! This is really an exciting and fast growing company to be a part of! 

Scentsy began with a simple idea — a safe, wickless alternative to scented candles — and quickly grew into one of the most successful direct selling companies in the world. This wickless concept is simply decorative ceramic warmers designed to melt scented wax with a heating element instead of a traditional wick and flame.

Entrepreneurs Heidi and Orville Thompson encountered the product line at a home show in early 2004, purchased the tiny company, and moved Scentsy to Meridian, Idaho, USA, where the company’s first home office was a 40-foot ocean shipping container on a small sheep farm. The Thompsons were inspired by how fragrance brings powerful emotions and memories to the surface — without the safety risks of a burning candle — and launched Scentsy as a party-plan company that same year.  Scentsy joined the U.S.A. Direct Selling Association (DSA) in 2004 and enrolled its first Independent Consultant. Since then, the company has expanded operations, hired a strong executive team, extended its product line, innovated around the Scentsy business opportunity, and received numerous awards for its growth and ethical business practices. Scentsy was named the number one consumer products company on the 2010 Inc. 500 list, ranked among the top 100 on the 2011 Inc. 500 list, is ranked number 25 in the 2014 Direct Selling News Global 100 list of top direct selling companies, and received the DSA’s 2010 and 2011 Success Awards and the DSA’s 2009 Rising Star Award.  The US Direct Selling Association (DSA) elected Orville Thompson as its new chairman for the 2013-2014 term.

The benefits of joining Scentsy are:

*  You can earn between 20-30% commission on your own sales.

*  Earn bonuses if you build a team (you are not obliged to do so)

*  Awards and incentives for sales and sponsoring achievements.

*  Free promotional tools- we get a free website for the first three months which  
means you can start earning from the day you join.

*  As your sponsor, I will offer you full support and training throughout your
Scentsy career.  Likewise Scentsy offer online training as well as weekly
conference calls to keep you up-to-date with all the Scentsy news.

And you can join this amazing company in about 10 minutes at www.WicklessCandles.conz and as your sponsor and I'll respond back with a step-by-step guide on how to be successful in your business! 

Scentsy's electric scented wax warmers offer a flame free alternative to traditional scented candles and tart burners. In Europe, Australia and New Zealand our warmers use a heating element rather than a light bulb to gently warm the wax. Once melted the wax only reaches just above body temperature. As we only warm and not burn our wax no soot, smoke or toxins are released, only beautiful fragrances.

Our warmers are a two piece (occasionally three) handcrafted ornament. The removable dish makes it easier to dispose of the used wax. Each warmer features an on/off switch on the back with a detachable cord. Every warmer contains LEDs inside to offer a lighting effect.

A Scentsy Bar is a small block of fragrant wax that comes in eight break-apart sections. Using a high-quality, custom paraffin wax blend selected for its superior scent loading capability; melting point and firmness, Scentsy Bars produce some of the most vibrant fragrances possible. Scentsy manufactures all wax products at its headquarters in Meridian, Idaho.

You simply plug the warmer in, drop in one or two wax cubes and enjoy!  Each bar of wax (6 cubes) lasts 60 – 80 hours!  If you get bored of a fragrance, simply pour the warm fragrant wax back into the pack and then use a different wax.  If there is still fragrance remaining, you can leave the cooled wax in the warmer and use the next day!

We have a large selection of warmers and scented waxes plus the Scentsy Buddies, Scent Circles (for the car), laundry fragrance products and a range of body products.  You are welcome to visit my website (just choose New Zealand from the flag drop-down on the top right).

The Scentsy Fragrance Starter Kit


For just $169 NZD, GST inclusive, plus shipping, Scentsy will send you a Starter Kit that includes everything you need to run your Scentsy business. 


Your Starter Kit will include (contents may vary slightly):


  • Business Supplies Scentsy Family Consultant Guide (1)
  • Scentsy Fragrance Quick Launch Brochure Scentsy Catalogues (25)
  • Showcase Brochures (25)
  • Product List (1x 50 sheet pad)
  • Print-Your-Own Labels (10 sheets)
  • Invitations (100)
  • Order Forms (50)
  • Host/Join Brochures (25)
  • 2-Pin Cord (1)
  • Demonstration Products Party Testers (1 Full Set)
  • Scentsy Category Cards (1 set)
  • Scentsy Warmer (1)
  • Scentsy Bar (1)
  • Washer Whiff (1)
  • Dryer Disc (1)
  • Scent Pak (1)
  • Layers Products (2; contents subject to change)
  • Welcome Letter

How To Sell Scentsy Family Products

The fantastic thing about Scentsy is the world really is your oyster!  You do what you feel comfortable with.

Some methods of selling can include:

Word of Mouth
Hand catalogues to friends and family.  In turn ask them to forward their catalogue onto their friends and family.  You will be surprised how many people you can reach just by handing out one catalogue. 
If a customer purchases a warmer through you and has it on when friends or family visit, they see (and more importantly smell) first hand the Scentsy products and the hard work has been done for you!

Pamper/Shopping Events
Some consultants choose to sell Scentsy via local pamper evenings and shopping events.  These are great for reaching people you would not otherwise meet and allow the opportunity to hand out leaflets and business cards and show people first hand the Scentsy warmers and fragrances.

Home Parties
Home parties are a popular method of selling as it is a good excuse for hostesses to get friends and family together, have a few glasses of wine and for them to earn half-price and credit off of Scentsy Family products.  It is very likely that you will then get further party bookings from attendees of that party and so on.  One single party can lead to many many more! 

Basket/Envelope Parties
These are parties without you needing to leave your home!  For basket parties, you loan a warmer, with some of the fragrance testers and a Scentsy buddy to a hostess and in their own time they show to friends and family.  They still earn half-price and hostess credit on the sales they make!  An envelope party is another option for hostesses who are not local to you.  Simply send them some catalogues and order forms, together with some wax samples (I will show you how to make these), they then hand the catalogues to their friends and family.  Again, they will receive all the usual hostess benefits.

The internet has transformed the business of direct selling.  Gone are the days of only selling locally! 
Scentsy provide you with three months free subscription to your own personal website.  It is optional as to whether you want to continue with this subscription after the three months end, but I use it as a marketing tool online as people always assume that businesses have a website in this day and age.  Within the first three months, we were successfully achieving sales through our website which in turn more than enough pays the monthly $13 NZD subscription fee.  The website subscription is a “switch on and off” option with no tie in or obligation at all.

Scentsy is a household name in America and with the fast growing pace we have experienced in Australia, there is no reason why it should not have the same recognition in the New Zealand.  Scentsy has done the hard work in marketing your website for you.  People do go online looking for a Scentsy consultant.  On Scentsy’s own website they have the “consultant locator” tool, which directs any enquirer who wants to contact their local consultant.

The other online marketing tool which is extremely powerful are the social media sites.  I didn’t realise before I started Scentsy, how many businesses use Facebook as a way to run their business.  Behind the scenes of locating old school friends and sharing holiday photos is a hive of business and thousands of potential customers!  As soon as I started with Scentsy I created a Facebook Fan Page and I have achieved sales through this page.

I focus a lot of my time on the online side of my business as I have a young family and with my experience as a social media expert in my career in advertising agencies I have a lot of value to share to you! 

There are many more methods and ideas of how to market and sell Scentsy, but these give you a few examples of how you could fit Scentsy into your current family and work commitments.

How Much Can I Earn With Scentsy?

People join Scentsy for many reasons, with many different goals.  Some do it for a hobby or to earn some “pocket money”, whilst others are doing it with the aim of making it a full-time career. 

Below is a copy of the Scentsy compensation plan which will explain to you what you can earn.  This took me a little while to understand, so please don’t worry if all the figures and titles are a little baffling, I will explain it to you if you decide to join (it really isn’t as daunting as it looks!).

As you will see, when you join Scentsy as an “Escential Consultant” you earn 20% commission on all sales.  Upon your first promotion to “Certified Consultant” (this is very achievable), your commission rises to 25%.  If you decide to build a team (there is absolutely no obligation or pressure to do so) then you will also be given the opportunity to earn from your downline. 

There is no rush or race to achieve promotion at all.  It really is your business and you run it at your pace.

Scentsy do require you to enter an accumulative order of $275 in one month within a three month period to remain as a consultant.  So for example, should you not enter an order in July or August, you would need to have accumulative orders of a minimum of $275 to remain as a consultant.  Of course, as your sponsor I will work with you to help ensure that you reach this minimal target.

Thank you for taking the time to read this information pack, I hope you have found it useful and interesting and I hope it has answered any questions you may have.
Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions at all.  My contact details are as follows:

Kande Hein, MBA
Independent Scentsy Director

Become an Independent Scentsy Consultant in New Zealand!


On 10th March 2015 Scentsy opened its doors to New Zealand! 

By joining my team, with me as your sponsor, I will support you in starting, developing and growing your Scentsy business. If you are reading this and are in New Zealand you have a fantastic opportunity to join a direct sales company at ground floor level in your country!

How to join Scentsy if you live in New Zealand?

If you live in New Zealand you can join Scentsy from 10th March 2015
Simply follow this link to sign up.

Scentsy New Zealand Starter Kit

Scentsy New Zealand Starter Kit

For just $169 NZD, GST inclusive, plus shipping, Scentsy will send you a Starter Kit that includes everything you need to run your Scentsy business. 

Your Starter Kit (contents may vary slightly) will include:


  • Business Supplies Scentsy Family Consultant Guide (1)
  • Scentsy Fragrance Quick Launch Brochure Scentsy Catalogues (25)
  • Showcase Brochures (25)
  • Product List (1x 50 sheet pad)
  • Print-Your-Own Labels (10 sheets)
  • Invitations (100)
  • Order Forms (50)
  • Host/Join Brochures (25)
  • 2-Pin Cord (1)
  • Demonstration Products Party Testers (1 Full Set)
  • Scentsy Category Cards (1 set)
  • Scentsy Warmer (1)
  • Scentsy Bar (1)
  • Washer Whiff (1)
  • Dryer Disc (1)
  • Scent Pak (1)
  • Layers Products (2; contents subject to change)
Welcome Letter

The Scentsy Compensation Plan

Scentsy Compensation Plan

Scentsy offers one of the most generous compensation plans in the industry.You can earn between 20%to 25% commission on your sales and up to 9% royalties from your downline. There is no obligation to recruit consultants and build a downline, you are in control of your earnings. If you join my Scentsy team, I will not only help you start your Scentsy business, I will support and mentor you to achieve your goals. We are building a fantastic team and look forward to expanding this.

Support and Training

Once you join my team and become a Scensty Consultant, you can be assured you will receive full support from not only myself, but also fellow Scentsy consultants within my team and throughout Australia, France and the USA. We have a fantastic support network in the form of closed groups on Facebook. I have also developed a team resource centre for my Scentsy team where you will have access to valuable selling tools and where we can discuss and share hints and tips on how to make the most of this amazing opportunity!
With these tools and my graduate education in marketing I will help you every step of the way in not only creating and establishing your Scentsy business, but also help in your continued success!

When You Join My Scentsy Team You Will Receive:

  • Full support and training

  • Access to our Team Facebook groups

  • Full access to our Team Resource Centre

  • A large selection of templates and marketing ideas

  • Instant accessibility to me via email or phone

  • Monthly team incentives on top of Scentsy run incentives

  • Monthly team newsletters

Are You Ready to Start Your Scentsy Career?

If the answer is "yes" and you are ready to become a scentsy New Zealand consultant please click here. If you would like to join but do not live in New Zealand please contact me here.
Not ready just yet? If you would like to receive a free no obligation information pack, please click here
to email me or you can text me at 2546305713, find me on Facebook or on YouTube.

Would you like to be one of the first Independent Scentsy Consultants for a multi-billion dollar company in New Zealand?

Email me here for your free information pack! 

Friday, March 6, 2015

Cherry Berry Crepes with Velata!

I received my brand new Velata Crepe Maker yesterday afternoon and so far we've had crepes for dinner, dessert and breakfast... so I guess you could say that we're smitten! 

Here's this morning's Cherry Berry Crepes with help from my toddlers! 

Velata Classique Crepe Mix (or Google a crepe recipe - we used wheat flour here)
Frozen cherries and berries 
Brown sugar*
Light whipped cream cheese*
*measurement = to taste

1. Buy the Crepe Maker HERE or earn it for free or 50% off by hosting
2. Wait patiently for UPS to deliver it to your door super fast 
3. Plug-in the Crepe Maker immediately upon receipt
4. Mix the crepe mix and pour in the dipping plate (whisk and plate included with purchase)
5. Dip the top of the heated Crepe Maker into the mix and return to heating stand
6. Let cook for 30ish seconds and remove with the spatula (included with purchase)
7. Repeat

Simmer lemon juice, brown sugar and defrosted, frozen cherries and berries on the stovetop. 

1. Fill your flat crepe with a little berry filling and cream cheese and roll
2. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and more ooey gooey filling
3. Grab a cup of coffee, a fork (or not, we won't judge) and enjoy! 

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Korean Bibimbap on the Velata Raclette

Korean Bibimbap literally means mixed rice and is one of my favorite traditional Korean meals. I'm all about the aesthetics of food and this one is about as pleasing to the eye as it gets! And Bibimbap is so easy to make! 

INGREDIENTS (the amounts for each ingredient are to-taste):
Pork - cut into thin strips
Bean Sprouts
Shitake Mushrooms
Seaweed (sesame oil-marinated seaweed next to the sushi at the grocery store)
Eggs - 2 
Steamed Rice
Lemon Garlic Rub
Sesame Oil 
Soy Sauce

Raclette Grill
Ceramic Knife
Antibacterial Mat

Prep: 30 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Clean time: 45 seconds (yes, this is correct and this is why)

1. Start boiling the water for the steamed rice and turn your oven to broil/500 degrees. 

2. Cut the pork into strips and marinade in a little ginger, soy and sesame oil. (Since you can't taste test the raw meat do the smell test until it's just right). 

3. Cut all vegetables into strips, sprinkle with just a little lemon garlic rub

4. Then place all ingredients on the Grill with tongs. The Raclette Grill significantly decreases the time to cook this dish and makes clean-up super quick! 
Note: The Raclette Grill is on sale in February or you can earn it half-off by hosting an online Velata party or after spending $200 (go in with a friend or two).

5. Meanwhile drain the steamed rice and mix half of the rice in a bowl with 1 egg, a drop or two of sesame oil and salt and pepper to taste. Mix well and then mold onto the bottom and sides of a cast iron bowl and place in the oven for about 10 minutes. 

6. Remove the bowl from the oven, fill with the remaining rice and top with the strips of vegetables and pork in a pinwheel shape - making sure to separate the drab colors of the mushrooms, sprouts and pork with the poppier colors of the bright green seaweed and spinach and orange carrots. Then crack an egg in the empty space. Broil in the oven for another 5 minutes - just long enough to cook to cook the egg to an over-easy. 

6. Prepare some GenMaiChai Japanese Green Tea and set your table with chopsticks. Remove from the oven, take plenty of picts for Instagram and dig-in! Serves 1-2. 

*Note: This is my own version of the dish but you can enhance with Korean red paste, different vegetables or other variations. 

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Bunny Bear Scentsy Buddy is Here!

**UPDATE: Bunny Bear is now sold out. For a list of available Scentsy Buddies click here.**

Is he a bear? Or is he a hare?
He’s Bunny Bear, our new limited edition Scentsy Buddy—just in time for Easter! And one thing’s for sure: he’s ADORABLE! Bunny Bear comes with a hood that can be pulled down and a scent pak of your choice - I recommend French Lavender, Just Breathe or Sweet Pea & Vanilla
Buddy Bear is available NOW here

February is BONUS month at Scentsy!

Have ever thought that maybe you would like to join Scentsy, but it was just not the right time. Well if now works for you please message me. I promise, I will be there to train you, guide & teach every step of the way. My motto is your in business for your self, but not by your self.

Check out February's enhanced kit. Your time is now, I am here for you!