The Danish term hygge has become a buzzword in recent years. Between 2016 and 2017 alone, more than 30 books were published on the topic, and it even earned a spot on Oxford Dictionary’s 2016 ‘word of the year’ list.
Since aromatherapy is a simple and easy way to set the mood of any space, it’s the perfect opportunity to bring more hygge into your home. That’s why we’ve curated three essential oil blends to transform your house into a Scandinavian haven. But first, let’s discover exactly what this nordic concept is all about…
What is hygge?
It’s snuggling up with a cosy blanket, a hot bath, reading a book by the windowsill, drinking a hot chocolate on a cold day, a soothing scent when you enter a room, new fluffy socks, sharing food with friends…and so much more.
The Danish word hygge, pronounced hoo-ga, refers to finding pleasure, comfort, and contentment in simple things. It’s a sense of cosiness and warmth that can’t otherwise be described. Hence why the world has fallen in love with the word.
What is the Hygge Philosophy?
In The Little Book of Hygge, Meik Wiking, CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen, considers these six things to be the key to hygge philosophy:
These six elements all relate to savouring small pleasures. Through delighting in the little things the feeling of hygge can be experienced.
3 essential oil blends for creating hygge at home
Denmark is always at the top of the world’s happiest countries list, so it makes sense to start with an uplifting scent. Our Happy Vibes Diffuser Oil fills your space with a joyous blend of lemon tea tree, bergamot, and nutmeg. You can use it in the kitchen with friends to create an uplifting mood as you celebrate togetherness.
Danish hygge creates an atmosphere of inner peace, where worries and stresses are kept at bay. Why not create a hyggerok, a cosy nook of your home where you can unwind and practice being present.
Our Real Calm Diffuser Oil brings tranquillity into your home with a soothing blend of lavender, bergamot and patchouli. Place it in your cosy corner and take a moment to slow down, reflect on your day, and savour the calming scent. It’s the perfect accompaniment to a good book and hot drink.
Ahhh, the soft pyjamas and fresh bedsheets. Is there any greater comfort? Take this hygge combo to a new level with our Sleep Better Diffuser Oil. Slip into your sheets, cocoon your senses with jasmine, sandalwood and lavender oil, and sink into a deep slumber.
For even more bedtime hygge-ness, try setting the light on your Aroma Spa to a warm and gentle colour. Studies have found that red and yellow lighting can improve your sleep quality.
Ready to invite more hygge in your home?
Discover Danish comfort with these three essential oil blends.