The word “hygge” stems from an Old Norse word, “hugga,” which means “to comfort” or console. Hygge describes the Danish way of life that celebrates warmth, kinship, and coziness. It is a concept of living that encourages you to slow down, relax, and begin to enjoy the simple things in life. It is also the source of the English word “hug,” a connection that echoes everything hygge stands for — warmth, comfort, and closeness – all the feelings you get from a hug.
Meik Wiking, the author of The Little Book of Hygge: Danish Secrets To Happy Living, and CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen, said that Hygge can be defined as “the art of creating intimacy,” “coziness of the soul,” and even, “cocoa by candlelight.” He explains that you know hygge when you feel it, but that some of the key ingredients are togetherness, relaxation, indulgence, presence, and comfort. “The true essence of hygge is the pursuit of everyday happiness and it’s basically like a hug, just without the physical touch,” he says.
With the coming busy holidays ahead, it’s more important than ever to emphasize the importance of the feeling of cozy contentment and well-being by enjoying the simple things in life. Join us on this 9-day Hygge Challenge before Autumn starts!
1. Put your phone on silent before sleeping tonight.
2. Grab a cozy blanket and watch a movie.
3. Write in your journal.
4. Add more greenery to your home.
5. Unplug after work.
6. Take your exercise outside.
7. Write a list of things you’re grateful for.
8. Bake or cook something new.
9. Take a “me” weekend.
Hope our 9-DAY HYGGE CHALLENGE can help you feel present and encourage you to spend quality time with yourself or your loved ones before fall starts!
Dream the month away with our latest Dream Box that includes over $135 worth of relaxing goodies! Let this month’s Dream box take you to dream destinations, adventures, jobs, or just simply a good night’s rest. If your goodies don’t put you to sleep, we’ve got you 3 months’ access to the world’s most advanced sleep and power nap app that combines the science of psycho-acoustics with patented sound effects to help put you to sleep with impressive effectiveness. Full details on your dream tools and goodies below! If you’re bummed you missed the Dream Box, fret not! It’s now available at The Happy Shoppe for immediate shipment 🙂
FLOWER MILL | BODY MELT (ROSE + GARDENIA) WWW.FLOWERMILLBEAUTY.COM | $32
The perfect nightcap starts in dewy hydration! Beautifully pearlescent, Body Melt is a velvety-soft balm that is light to the touch but super-rich on moisture. This nourishing balm combines cold-pressed coconut oil with premium-grade mango and shea butters infused with the floral scents of Rose + Gardenia — perfect for when your skin needs some extra TLC. Mega moisturizers shea butter and coconut oil soothes, conditions, and deeply nourishes your skin while the essential fatty acids and vitamins A, B and E join forces to replenish and nurture — making dry skin a thing of the past! USE: Warm a small amount between hands, then massage over the entire body. For best results, use after each shower and before bed.
PZIZZ APP | 3 MONTH MEMBERSHIP WWW.PZIZZ.COM/BUY | $30
With the comings and goings of life, many of us have trouble falling asleep or may wake up frequently during the wee hours of the night. And sleeping for less than the recommended eight hours a day can actually be detrimental to our physical health — body wise and mind wise. The solution? PZIZZ. The world’s most advanced sleep and power nap app, Pzizz combines the science of psycho-acoustics with patented sound effects to help put you to sleep with impressive effectiveness. It uses a hybrid music system that is human-composed with algorithmically remixed sounds of over 100 billion sequences to create beautiful dreamscapes — a mix of music, voiceovers, and sound effects designed using the latest clinical research which can help you sleep better at night or take power naps during the day.
FROM MOLLY WITH LOVE | SLEEPING BEAUTY SPRAY WWW.FROMMOLLYWITHLOVE.COM | $17.99
When we sleep our skin cells repair and harmful toxins are removed, making sleep the ultimate beauty secret and the first step to a successful skincare routine. Proven to provide a better night’s sleep, the Sleeping Beauty Spray is like Ambien in a bottle! Made with therapeutic-grade essential oils, this spray has an aromatic scent to promote a peaceful and restorative sleep so you can nod off quickly and stay asleep as the world carries on around you. This spray can be applied, not only on your linens but also on your hair and body — a plus if you love the smell of lavender and chamomile so much that you want it on yourself! FUN FACT: This pillow spray is now the “official scent” of the high roller suites at the Cosmopolitan Resort in Las Vegas!
DR. BOTANICALS | POMEGRANATE SUPERFOOD REGENERATING SLEEPING MASK WWW.DRBOTANICALS.COM | $14.99
Between drinking too much caffeine in the afternoon and working to hit strict deadlines, getting a full night of shut-eye isn’t always possible. An instant overnight glow mask, the Pomegranate Superfood Regenerating Sleeping Mask helps recharge your skin while you sleep so you feel energized and refreshed like you just had an 8-hour sleep! Infused with Pomegranate Extract, it delivers a potent dose of antioxidant activity to the delicate tissues all over the face leaving your skin smooth and bright + this mask is natural, vegan, paraben-free, and imported from the UK! Time to confidently channel your inner Beyoncé and tell everyone, “I woke up like this!” TIP: Use 2-3 times a week. Apply a thin layer onto clean, dry skin in the evening. Leave on overnight and cleanse as normal the following morning.
THE HAPPY SHOPPE | NAMASTE IN BED SILKY SHADE WWW.MYTHERABOX.COM/ | $14.95
If you like your sleeping environment like we like our coffee (definitely black), then this Namaste Silk Eye Shade is definitely for you. This sleep aid and eye relaxer is not only super-soft, but its also breathable, gentle, and easy-to-adjust so it won’t tangle your hair nor snag your pillow. Time to get the benefits of total blackout and feel maximum levels of chill at the end of a busy day! TIP: Light up the Lavender Soy Candle while you take bath with the bath bombs. Use the Body Melt afterward for instant hydration and prop up your Reed Diffuser a few minutes before you sleep. Pull up the Pzizz app, use the Sleeping Beauty Spray, cover your eyes with the Namaste Silk Eye Shade, and off to dreamland you go!
BOOKEND CANDLE CO. | LAVENDER DREAM SOY CANDLE W/ LAVENDER BUDS WWW.BOOKENDCANDLECO.ETSY.COM | $11
Can’t sleep? Ward off those wandering night-time thoughts and replace it with calmness and peace. The Lavender Dream Soy Candle is a richly scented, hand-poured candle that will surely earn its way to your nighttime routine. Lavender is a great natural sleeping aid as it’s believed to calm you down and stop your heart (and mind!) from racing. Just light it for a couple hours before bed and feel its calming and relaxing benefits released into the air. Each candle burns for 25 hours and is made with American-grown soy wax, phthalate-free fragrance oils, and cotton wicks + the sprinkle of lavender buds will definitely make your burning experience a little extra dreamy! P.S. Safety first – never leave a burning candle unattended.
SPAROOM | MINI FORESTATIONS REED DIFFUSER (LAVENDER) WWW.SPAROOM.COM | $10
Dream about lavender fields and experience a freshness akin to a brisk morning sunrise. Sparoom’s Mini-Forestations Reed Diffuser rejuvenates and calms your senses with a lavender-infused elegant ambiance – a scent that brings you to a beautiful calm and clean state and refreshes your space for a tranquil and dreamy mood after a long and tiring day. With a soft floral + minty herbal notes and a refreshing woody undertone, this eco-friendly Reed Diffuser definitely calls to mind a favorite spa escape! Each kit includes 1 piece of natural wood reed, a wooden container, and a 20ml Lavender solution containing 100% pure essential oil that can last for 30 days! FUN FACT: The smell of lavender invokes feelings of relaxation and peace because it actually interacts with the nervous system and increases theta and alpha waves in the brain!
MEASURABLE DIFFERENCE | LAVENDER LAV-ISH DETOX COCONUT MILK BATH BOMB WWW.MEASURABLEDIFFERENCE.COM | $10
We all derive a certain joy from watching bath bombs detonate in water and this scented bath bombs from Measurable Difference is no exception! Using the powers of natural fragrances, each bath bomb adds fizz and fun to your bath, in addition to releasing a scent that can provide everything from a relaxing, detox environment to an invigorating, rejuvenating experience – a perfect treat after a long and tiring day! These bath bombs are also great skin softeners and can help you do away with dry and hard skin conditions. Just drop the bath bomb in and watch it bubble and dissipate into the water! Enjoy the lovely fragrance as it dissolves and let the relaxing fizz begin! NOTE: Tribe members will receive either the Lavender Lav-ish Detox Bath Bombs or the Coconut Milk Bath Bombs.