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Silly Scents is personal play putty for kids (and adults!) that is lightly scented, all-natural, completely safe, and lots of fun!
53 backers pledged $1,194 to help bring this project to life.

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OVERVIEW

Silly Scents is silly putty re-imagined into a personal fidget that is fun, safe, and beneficial. The lightly-scented play putty has the fidgety goodness we all loved in silly putty, and is made with only safe and beneficial ingredients.

Aromatherapy play putty that’s fun, safe, and beneficial
Aromatherapy play putty that’s fun, safe, and beneficial

There are three varieties of Silly Scents play putty:

Key Features

Silly Scents was created to embody the following wonderful qualities:

FUN: Silly Scents is squishy, stretchy, pretty, and smells great. Children can’t stop squishing (and neither can adults, for that matter). It comes in individual tins that fit in pockets and can be taken anywhere.

SAFE: Silly Scents is made from 100% natural, edible, non-GMO ingredients. Why? Because when we’re giving something to our children to handle and play with, we want it to be this safe.

Ingredients:

  • Aloe vera gel: Made from certified organic aloe vera leaves
  • Celtic sea salt: Hand-harvested, sun-dried whole salt
  • Agar agar: Natural gelatin substitute made from sea vegetables
  • Cream of tarter: Certified organic, vegan, & gluten free
  • Corn starch: Non-GMO, organic, vegan, & gluten free
  • Grapefruit seed extract: Cold pressed and chemical-free
  • Natural oils: Organic, natural, and edible
  • Natural food-based colors: Organic and chemical-free
  • Pure essential oils: Offer a variety of therapeutic benefits

BENEFICIAL

Silly Scents are infused with pure essential oils to create a lightly-scented effect with the powerful benefits of aromatherapy. The Silly Scents varieties offer the following aromatherapy benefits:

Joy: A mixture of uplifting citrus, ylang ylang, and bergamot essential oils to naturally support mood.

Peace: Calming and stress-relieving combination of frankincense, floral, and citrus essential oils to support inner peace and relaxation.

Focus: A mixture of grounding and clarifying herbs, citrus, and vetiver essential oils to help with focus and concentration.

Silly Scents has the added benefit of aromatherapy
Silly Scents has the added benefit of aromatherapy

As a parent, it's important to me to offer the benefits of aromatherapy in a product that children can use. It’s like a fun little anti-stress ball that’s an empowering tool for kids to use and enjoy!

Who are we?

Silly Scents was created by me, Melanie Steele, so I could give my daughter a safe, natural, and beneficial alternative to silly putty.

My daughter Jorden was at my side much of the time, testing the literally hundreds of rounds of fine-tuning batches it took to perfect the formula. Luckily, testing was fun. And the final product was worth the wait!

My husband Scott is super talented and helped with pretty much everything, from finding the perfect tin containers to creating the Kickstarter video.

Together, we’ve created a product we’re proud of.

Melanie making one of the many test batches to perfect the formula
Melanie making one of the many test batches to perfect the formula

History

I decided to make Silly Scents because I care about ingredients. I wanted to create a fun, safe, beneficial fidget I could give to my daughter that’s good for her and the Earth.

I worked for months to create a formula that used only natural, edible, and organic ingredients. When I had that perfected, I experimented with natural colors from plants and fruits to create the three colors, and I blended pure essential oils to create scents that offered helpful benefits.

After months in the making, the three Silly Scent varieties were complete! I shared Silly Scents with my daughter and her friends, and they love it! Now I want to share it with other children.

That’s where you come in

This campaign invites you to support the creation of a fun personal fidget that is completely safe (no chemicals whatsoever) and provides benefits through aromatherapy. Your support at any level will help pay for the ingredients, equipment, and supplies needed for the first production run.

You can also support Silly Scents and this campaign by telling others about it. Share it on Facebook or tell your friends! It's a great way to raise awareness and help us reach our goal.

Goal

Our goal is to literally get Silly Scents in the hands of thousands of children (and adults!) to share with them the joys and benefits of this amazing play putty. Your support now will show that you believe in us, that you like the idea, and that you’d like to help give us this push forward.

Why $650?

We set our goal at $650 because that’s what we need to do our first major production run. With this amount, we will able to buy the bulk ingredients we have sourced, the supplies, and the equipment we need to produce the Kickstarter rewards as well as extras to send to stores and retailers. We also have a goal of 100 backers so we can show a strong support base.

If we’re able to go beyond our dollar and supporter goal, we will be able to extend our outreach and strengthen our supporter-base, thereby strengthening our ability to reach and work with retailers to make this fun, safe, and beneficial play putty available.

Rewards

What better reward for supporting Silly Scents than… Silly Scents (in time for the holidays)!  All rewards include free shipping in the USA.

$11 or above

If you’re able to donate at the $11 or above, you will get a tin of Silly Scents of your own to squish, stretch, smell, and play with (or you can give it to a loved one -- if you can part with it). Your choice: Joy, Peace, or Focus.

$16 or above

If you would like to give Silly Scents as a gift, we’d love to gift wrap it for you and send it directly to the recipient. Just let us know who to make the tag out to, and where to ship it. Your choice: Joy, Peace, or Focus.

$28 or above

What’s better than a tin of Silly Scents? A pack of all three varieties! After all, we could all use a little more joy, peace, and focus in our lives.

$35 or above

A gift-wrapped three-pack of Silly Scents. One of each variety, gift-wrapped and sent directly to the recipient. Just let us know who to make the tag out to, and where to ship it.

$55 or above

Six tins of Silly Scents (because you can never have too many). Mix and match peace, joy, and focus varieties to make up your six tins.

$75 or above

For the kids on your list: six tins of Silly Scents, gift-wrapped and sent directly to the recipients. Want to send one tin to six people? Or all six to one person? You decide. Just let us know which varieties you'd like, who to make the tags out to, and where to ship them.

Risks and challenges

I have been working on Silly Scents for close to a year. From ingredients to scents to colors, every step was painstakingly undertaken in order to produce the best natural product possible. I have tested it extensively, which included playing with it for hours (not too tough!).

I have the highest-quality ingredients and containers sourced (which I can purchase at great bulk rates when we reach our goal). I also have the formula set and many (many, many) batches of experience under my belt.

I am launching this campaign now because I am confident in the product and I know I can deliver your reward to you in time for the holidays. If for some reason I am unable to do so, you will receive a full refund.

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    Want to support Silly Scents and add your name as a backer? Thank You! Together we’ll share the joys and benefits of this wonderful product with others.

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    If you’re able to donate at the $11 or above, you will get a tin of Silly Scents of your own to squish, stretch, smell, and play with (or you can give it to a loved one -- if you can part with it).

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    Pledge $28 or more About $28

    What’s better than a tin of Silly Scents? A pack of all three varieties! After all, we could all use a little more joy, peace, and focus in our lives.

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    25 backers
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    Pledge $35 or more About $35

    A gift-wrapped three-pack of Silly Scents. One of each variety, gift-wrapped and sent directly to the recipient. Just let us know who to make the tag out to, and where to ship it.

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    Pledge $55 or more About $55

    Six tins of Silly Scents (because you can never have too many). Mix and match peace, joy, and focus varieties to make up your six tins.

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    Pledge $75 or more About $75

    For the kids on your list: six tins of Silly Scents, gift-wrapped and sent directly to the recipients. Want to send one tin to six people? Or all six to one person? You decide. Just let us know which varieties you'd like, who to make the tags out to, and where to ship them.

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Funding period

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