10 Hygge Ideas Using Essential Oils
Delve into these ten hygge ideas using essential oils. Create cozy spaces for a hygge home, bring the outdoors in, gather friends together, or enjoy a hygge soak.
I’m all about creating a lifestyle that supports, nurtures, and enlivens our day-to-day. Hygge meaning the danish concept of cultivating a cozy, comfortable quality that inspires feelings of happiness and contentment, is a great way to do just that.
The Danes know how to pair mindfulness and connection with the simplicity of an ordinary day. Indeed they do because adding hygge into your day can be as simple as wrapping yourself up in the coziest blanket, slipping into a warm bath, or joining friends together.
Truth be told, it’s all up to you to define what hygge means for you. As for me, I’ve found using essential oils helps me get into the hygge vibe.
Whereas I stop the scroll, put my devices away, and focus on the activity at hand. I hope you’ll find these hygge ideas encourage you to be in the moment more often and find gratification in the simplest things.
Start with a hygge idea for an essential oil-infused bath soak recipe, then put your hands to the task of creating hygge candles, terracotta diffusers, plant holders, and more!
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What Essential Oils Are Best For Hygge?
You’ll find it’s easy to add a little hygge to your everyday life when you combine essential oils that promote feelings of comfort, happiness, and contentment. This list of essential oils for hygge is a great starting point!
And in my experience, it’s easier to blend essential oils with a blending wheel. Like a color wheel, an essential oil blending wheel helps us understand the relationships between different aromas and how our brain processes them.
It, in fact, answers the question of what essential oils smell good together. So you can create appealing essential oil blends with oils that sit next to each on the blending wheel.
If this is outside your realm, have no worries because I’ve created ten hygge essential oil blends you can use for any of these hygge ideas!
Print one or both of these essential oil blend charts for hygge to help put these hygge ideas into action. You’ll find each and many more essential oil printables in the Oily Chic Library.
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Hygge Ideas Using Essential Oils
Now that you have essential oil blends for hygge in hand, you can delve into these ten hygge ideas. Learn how to create cozy spaces for a hygge home, bring the outdoors in with DIY plant holders and wax melts, gather friends together for essential oil DIYs, or enjoy a hygge soak all to yourself. I know you’ll find something to inspire you!
10 Ways to Hygge With Essential Oils
#1 Hygge Bath Salts Recipe
The Danes often call upon hygge to create a warm atmosphere in which to enjoy the good things in life. And what better way to do that than with a hygge bath salt recipe?
Taking a warm bath in mineral-rich salts to diffuse stress and tension with a grounding blend of essential oils sprinkled with dried lavender buds to lift your mindset must be one of the best hygge ideas!
#2 DIY Palo Santo Holder and Match Striker
Cat says there’s one clay she can’t get enough of – terracotta. I have to agree; I’m drawn to the natural texture and warm earthy color of terracotta. She created a Palo Santo holder with a built-in match striker. How’s that for a clever hygge idea?
#3 Mindset Body Spray
As much as Hygge promotes quality time with your circle, self-care is just as essential to creating a cozy life and reducing stress.
Set aside 10 minutes from each day to slow down, center, and focus on your breath with three mists of the hygge mindset blend shared in the printable above in a DIY body spray. It can go a long way toward cultivating a hygge mindset.
#4 Make Soap
Another way to practice Hygge is to enjoy the accompany of family and friends with an activity. One of my favorite activities is making soap. DIY soap doesn’t come any simpler than this, and rarely is it more gorgeous than these cleansing sage and aloe clear soap bars!
Hygge, by its nature, is meant to bring people together. So why not gather a few friends together to enjoy and partake in the art of soap making?
#5 Hygge Essential Oil Candles
It’s no secret the Danes love candles. I mean, who can deny the glow of a candle flame to brighten and comfort even the darkest winter night? Learn how to make natural aromatherapy essential oil candles with this hygge idea to bask in the glow of candlelight.
#6 DIY Terracotta Diffusers
If you love the hygge idea we shared at number 2, you’ll love this DIY project using terracotta clay too! Did you know that there are types of clay, like terra cotta, that can absorb essential oils? Oh yeah, Learn how to make these DIY terracotta diffusers that double as magnets!
#7 Essential Oil Shower Steamers
Whether it’s stress or a lack of sleep that has you down, hygge and aromatherapy can turn it around! With a little help from DIY essential oil shower steamers, you can create aromatherapy steam in your shower.
Oh yes, feeling the warm water wash down you while breathing in the equally clarifying, calming, yet bold, herbaceous aroma of sage feels like a retreat.
#8 DIY Wall Plant Holder
One hygge idea that many people overlook is spending time outdoors. Just 10 minutes a day can do wonders! If you find yourself stuck indoors for most of the day, if not all of it, I would consider making a plant wall. These DIY wall plant holders are a clever and affordable way to do just that.
And while you’re at it, learn how to care for your plants with essential oils using our homemade plant spray.
#9 Wrap Yourself In Hygge
There is nothing cozier than a big snuggly blanket and a movie with your loved ones. Why not wrap yourself in Hygge with an essential oil linen spray? Use this simple linen spray recipe to spritz your throw blankets, pillows, and couch.
- Combine equal parts of rubbing alcohol and distilled water in a spray bottle.
- Top with up to 30 drops total of any of the hygge essential oil blends above.
- Cap the bottle and shake it well to thoroughly incorporate the essential oils into the mixture.
#10 Essential Candle Melts To Bring The Outdoors In
Another aspect of Hggye is bringing the outdoors in. The earthy aroma of eucalyptus essential oil freshens the air like the crisp outdoors. And I simply can’t get enough of it! And this is why the invigorating aroma of these DIY eucalyptus candle melts is a favorite in our home.
No matter which hygge ideas you try, remember the hygge meaning is to cultivate a cozy, comfortable quality that inspires feelings of happiness and contentment.
I think the Danish are right; life should be happy, simple, and cozy. Don’t you agree?
MORE ESSENTIAL OIL DIYS:
- Diffusing Essential Oils
- Cactus Candle Melts DIY
- Stress Relief Essential Oil Blend Recipes
- Fall Essential Oil Room Sprays
- Eucalyptus Essential Oil Uses
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