The Smencils Story
how scented pencils in fundraising got started
The idea of Smencils began in a one bedroom apartment back in 2001. Now 15 years later, Smencils are still going strong and expanded with multiple product lines. The company started out selling Smencils to schools for fundraising, raising millions of dollars for schools across the country. Smencil products became an instant hit with students of all ages and became a fun and healthy alternative to candy and chocolate-driven fundraisers. Following the success of Smencils, the company began creating more scented stationery products and The Smencil Company transformed into Scentco Inc. Our unique products attracted companies that include Disney, Marvel and DreamWorks. Licensing agreements with these companies have allowed us to create even more awesome scented products. You can find our products in stores and shops throughout the country as we now have a worldwide distribution network.
Our products include gourmet scented pencils, pens, markers, sketch pads, note pads, stickers, pillows and even stuffed animals. Our best-seller, Smencils, are made from 100% recycled newspapers and the plastic we use for our freshness tubes is recyclable. We want the entire world to smell great while still using materials that are good for the environment. Being eco-friendly and environmentally conscious is still a main priority for our company. We still remain a humble company and we strive to make fun, awesome products that both children and adults can enjoy.
Smencils vs Pencils
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Being responsible for the environment is an important part of doing business in today’s world. That’s why the materials and processes that go into making Smencils are healthy for the environment.
Smencils are made from rolled sheets of recycled newspaper. 172,000 Smencils can be made from 430 newspapers.
They Smell Awesome
Smencils work the same as any regular pencil but they smell way better, and they’re good for the environment too!
How We Help the Planet
being responsible for the environment is important to us
Being responsible for the environment is an important part of doing business in today’s world. That’s why the materials and processes that go into making our scented products are healthy for the environment. In manufacturing our products, recycled newspapers, environmentally friendly fragrances, recyclable plastic, and biodegradable erasers are utilized. We don’t stop there though:
Recycling Facts About Smencils
1. An average sized cedar tree will make about 172,000 wood pencils.
2. 172,000 Smencils can be made from 430 newspapers.
3. Recycling a single run of the Sunday New York Times saves about 75,000 trees.
4. The average tree can filter about 60 pounds of air pollution per year.
5. If everyone in the United States recycled one tenth of their newspapers, we would save about 25 million trees each year.
6. Each ton (2000 pounds) of recycled paper can save 17 trees, 380 gallons of oil, three cubic yards of landfill space, 4000 kilowatts of energy, and 7000 gallons of water. This represents a 64% energy savings, a 58% water savings, and 60 pounds less of air pollution.
7. The 17 trees mentioned above can absorb a total of 250 pounds of carbon dioxide from the air each year. Burning that same ton of paper would create 1500 pounds of carbon dioxide.