ITS TIME TO LIGHT THE CANDLES AND ENJOY THE AROMA…

With Autumn slowly creeping up on us it’s time to light the candles and enjoy the aroma the Hygge way. Candlelight is very important to Hygge style. One of the very basic things you can do is light some candles.

Big ones, small ones, real ones, battery ones, it doesn’t matter. Turn off the artificial lights and sit by candlelight.

A great part of the year darkness rules in Denmark. One of the primary instruments for doing so are the candles. In the long dark period of the year, the Danes gather at home in the gleam of the candlelight.

John Lewis have this SKANDINAVISK Hygge Scented Candle, 200g for £35 –

Vegan friendly, this candle is made with a new Swedish rapeseed wax blend and the glass is 30% recycled. The beechwood lid is from FSC-certified European forests and the packaging card comes from FSC-certified Swedish forests with natural colour dyes.

Certified as a B Corporation in summer 2019, the work of Skandinavisk in the areas of certified raw materials, local production, due diligence in sourcing and supplier standards, and policies toward their staff, including their refugee integration program, all contributed to meeting the stringent criteria to become a B Corporation. Skandinavisk now joins a global movement using business as a force for good, in which all B Corp members are legally required to consider the impact of their decisions on their staff, customers, suppliers, community, and the environment.

Amazon sells a Paddywax ‘Hygge’ Rosewood And Patchouli Scented Candle. Dimensions (HW): 6cm x 8.5cm . Ceramic vessel with copper lid and soy wax blend at £20.95 – with a WOODY FRAGRANCE: Notes of bergamot, rose geranium, and patchouli give this candle its woody aroma; we work with perfumers to source nature’s finest ingredients, creating high-quality, earth-friendly candles that tell a special fragrance story to fit your mood.

It has a clean burn carefully hand poured at our Nashville factory, this circular 5-ounce container is filled with our Rosewood + Patchouli scent; soy-blend wax and cotton wick helps your candle burn beautifully; trim wick before a new burn for a contained flame and even burn; also available in 15-ounce

The best thing is it is recyclable and designed with upcycling in mind – after burning the candle, freeze jars overnight to cleanly remove the wax and wick; great for storing beauty items, holding knick knacks.

Another great site with lots of Hygge style products is Hyggestyle who have this beautiful set of three natural hygge glass tea lights. NORSKA brings you the very finest in hygge candles, bath and beauty products, with the relaxing and exotic fragrances of lavender, neroli and rosemary across the whole range, for £4.95

Manufactured to the highest ethical and environmental standards, they contain no artificial scents, just pure essential oils.

  • Norska use ingredients that are as natural as possible, with no harsh chemicals, parabens or sulphates.
  • Norska use recycled boxes and glass for all their candles and bath products.
  • Norska plastic packaging is recyclable.
  • Norska products are not tested on animals, and not use ingredients that have been tested on animals.
  • Norska candles are made from plant wax, ethically sourced, and only use cotton wicks.

Yes, light some candles, open a bottle of wine, and try to forget about your credit card balance. It’s a key element of practicing hygge. Create hygge by burning candles more often and during simple, everyday moments. Light a candle in the morning, afternoon, and evening.

Source: Hygge Style, John Lewis, Amazon

A HYGGEKROG – A PLACE TO SIT OR LIE…

The Danish say that every home needs a ‘Hyggekrog‘, which means ‘a nook‘.

It basically means it’s the place in your room where you love to sit or lie under a blanket with your favourite book or magazine and a cup of tea. We all love a place to curl up and relax but the Danes seem to know how to do it properly.

You can easily make your own ‘Hyggekrog’ in your home, just find that quiet area and pop your cushions and blanket ready for you to relax and chill.

Apparently, many of the buildings in Copenhagen have bay windows which are transformed with cushions and blankets for people to sit and relax after a busy day.

That doesn’t mean to say you need a window to create your ‘Hyggekrog‘ just a cozy area that is suitable for you to relax in.

I think us Brits find it quite hard to include this sort of relaxation in our lives even though it will make us feel so much better. We seem to be watching the clock 24/7 instead of taking regular breaks.

One of my favourite hobbies is making cakes but I always feel exhausted after I have finished washing all the pots and pans and making sure the kitchen looked as clean as it did before I started baking. So, why can’t I just sit down in a comfy corner while the cakes are cooking and enjoy some ‘Hyggekrog‘ time. I really have no idea why, I guess it’s just habit, but I feel sure if I did this I would enjoy baking even more.

This cosy reading nook was created by designer Jeffrey Alan Marks 

The Culture Trip write about ‘Hyggekrog‘ and say every home should have a little cosy nook to retreat to, preferably a window seat with a view looking out to nature. Add layers of cushions and a blanket and enjoy an afternoon of peace and quiet with a good book. Now imagine yourself relaxing at your Hyggekrog. You have your favorite blanket over your legs as you are looking outside at the birds. Listen to the gentle rhythm of the raindrops hitting the window, as your hands are wrapped around your favorite mug and you are taking in the aroma of your favorite tea.