About Us

Hi, my name is Belinda and I created CooknScents. I’m a mum of two sons and one daughter, and Gran of one granddaughter, and I live in Southern Tasmania.

I’ve always been super passionate about home fragrance. Anyone who knows me, knows that I’ve always loved all things that smell nice. For many years I’ve had an extensive scented candle and melt collection and a reed diffuser in every corner of my home. I also occasionally made my own candles as a hobby.

For a while, I have wanted to return to work but it has not been possible. I have a neurological and musculoskeletal disease which means that my body doesn’t work as well as I’d like it to, and my youngest son is Autistic and sometimes requires additional care during hours that couldn’t be possible if I was able to work in the first place. Being unable to work has felt very miserable at times, and has left me feeling like I am not useful. So, after diving further into my hobby of candle-making, I toyed with the idea of creating candles to sell.

To begin with, I was just planning on creating a few extra candles and see if I could sell them to family and friends and potentially at markets. But soon enough I ended up making a lot more candles than originally intended, and my daughter Jess encouraged me to set up an online store and social media accounts. I then moved my interest on to creating diffusers, too, which have been the most popular, especially the flower diffusers! I also hope to venture in to body products at some point.

All of the scents I offer are hand-picked by me. I create products that I’d like to buy myself. 90% of all of the products I offer are hand-poured by me with some occasional help from my Jess. Jess also helps me out with my social media accounts and online store, I’m not all that tech savvy but I am learning!

Creating this business has been a really exciting and joyful experience. The flexibility of being able to create products when I am physically able is really great.

I get super excited and do a little dance whenever my phone goes off to let me know that I’ve made a sale through the online store. My goal of making sales from CooknScents is to take my family on a holiday. We haven’t gone on a family holiday since 2013 and I would love more than anything to be able to make some holiday memories.

When markets return, I hope to set up a stall somewhere and can’t wait to meet some of my lovely customers in person.

If you’ve made it this far, thank you for reading about my little business and extra special thanks to everyone who has made an order with me so far. I can’t wait to see the future of CooknScents, and I can’t wait to eventually be on a plane to somewhere nice!

xx Belinda