Heidi Thompson and her husband, Orville, are the co-owners and CEOs of Scentsy, a multi-level marketing company that sells scented products. Those products include kitchen soaps, bath bombs, fragrances, and wax bars. in 2017, the company was positioned at number 44 on Direct Selling News’ list of top direct selling companies in the world. It was on the 2018 list of America’s Best Midsize Employers. The company is based in Meridian, Idaho.
The Thompsons acquired Scentsy in 2004 after meeting founders Kara Egan and her sister-in-law Colette Gunnell who had created the wickless scented candle company in 2003. The Thompsons were $700,000 in debt from other business ventures. They decided to avoid bankruptcy and give their all to the new company. They have grown their company from a “shipping container on a sheep farm” to a state-of-the-art facility called Scentsy Commons. The company has over 120,000 direct-sales consultants.
Heidi and Orville are the parents of five children and are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.