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Winter 'hygge' - The best natural aromatherapy home fragrance and candles

The approach of darker mornings and evenings often signals a dip in our overall mood. Seasonally Affected Disorder (SAD) can be triggered by less sunlight and daytime hours, and more time spent indoors over the wintertime.

But strangely, in Sweden & Norway, where there is much less sunlight hours and longer winters, rates of depression are measured as much lower across the population than the UK and Europe. Why?

The cultural differences between the Northernmost europeans - Swedes, Norwegians and Finnish and us may hold the key.

Instead of dreading their winters, they embrace the long, cold and dark winter. They adapt so well to the winter. They go on special winter night walks, they ski, they holiday in the darkness and lushness of the forests.. and they have warmth and fires and the now famous 'hygge' ... cosy enjoyment and love of winter. Cuddling up and staying warm and contented. 

How to lighten the mood in winter

Autumn trees in red and yellow along a small road with fallen leaves

The leaves are turning reds and bronze and falling. Bare tree branches in foggy, darkened skies against bright winter moons. The smells of autumn - seasonal apples, smoky fires, spices and fresh sharp breezes. What an atmosphere! We love it! The key is to take what nature is offering at this time of year ..and recreate it inside! Lighten your winter atmosphere indoors with aromatherapy natural scented candles, and organic room mists with botanical and aromatherapy ingredients. Aromatherapy products are mood enhancing and will definitely lighten your mindset in winter.

Use vegan scented candles and natural mists for winter warmth

Fill your house with natural winter scents. You want to walk into your home, and be transported to fresh, winter evenings. And beautiful natural botanical room scents brings nature indoors.

Perfect aromatherapy scents for winter

The best aromatherapy scents for winter tend to be the slightly heavier and more woody, potent scents. Citrus and lavender still make their appearance for their calming and uplifting effects, but check out some other perfect scents for winter 'hygge'!

  • Lavender
  • Neroli
  • Rosemary
  • Frankincense
  • Bergamot
  • Ylang-ylang
  • Sandalwood
  • Clary Sage
  • Orange and tangerine
  • Pine & eucalyptus

Natural room sprays and mists are great for a quick scent fix. We recommend spending a little more on room mists. Better quality natural mists will last, not damage soft furnishings and aren't overpowering. Made By Coopers make some gorgeous mists like this 'Restore' mist

Made by coopers natural organic room mist natural scent

Use naturally scented candles when you are in for the evening. These deliver gentle natural scented rooms - and the atmospheric glow of candlelight. If you've invited guests over,  a series of candles near the front door will create an instant impact. Who can't love glowing candlelight? We have some awesome naturally scented and vegan candles from Hoof & Paw and Made By Coopers.

Hoof & Paw Rose Quartz crystal candle for Love, kindness and healing

Made By Coopers Naturally scented candles burn for hours and deliver amazing natural scents. 'Calm' blends calming essential oils such as lavender, bergamot, ylang-ylang, rosemary, and frankincense. This blend of essential oils works instantly to bring a refreshing scent with calming energy into the room.

Made by Coopers natural scented soy candle with natural calm lavender scent

Use Crystal Candles for a healing atmosphere

If you really want to evoke the spiritual welcoming of winter, go for crystal candles. These have special crystals embedded in the candles, to release healing, calming properties into your atmosphere as they burn. You can choose which atmosphere you want to create by choosing specific crystal types. Like these two!

Two crystal candles from hoof and paw, sodalite and carnelian with essential oils and natural fragrance for the home

Carnelian Crystal Candle 

Carnelian will inspireenhance passionvitality and self-confidenceDesigned to increase our self-confidence, enhance our zest for life, our passions and desires. Inspiring love and fun! So, if the coming of winter feels like a bit of a downer, this is the one!

This Carnelian blend weaves together an essential oil combination of Neroli, Bergamot and Sandalwood Amyris. What an amazing natural fragrance.

Natural Sodalite Crystal Candle 

The Sodalite crystal candle in natural soy wax has a special blend of essential oils created to complement and enhance the properties of this incredible Sodalite crystal. 

Sodalite is the 'creatives crystal - giving the strength and courage to express ourselves. Enhance positive communication and unleash the creative spirit within. Perfect for a halloween evening, and get the creative juices flowing for winter.

Decorate for winter like nature does

Make scented natural candles a centrepiece for dining tables, and hallway tables. Search for inspiration from amazing autumn and winter home decorations like these - so simple but effective. And nature provides for free! All these simple ideas need are some beautiful leaves you can collect on an winter walk with the kids, dried pulses from the cupboard and natural string. So easy, and costs next to nothing!

3 examples of easy autumn leaf home decorations for inspiration for natural house decoration

Using natural soy wax candles

Soy is the vegan alternative to beeswax or chemically based wax candles. Soy wax is sustainable, vegan and cruelty free. Artisan and handmade soy candles are made with care. A really good quality natural candle will burn for much longer than cheaper candles. And have divine scents of essential oils and botanicals. Hoof & Paw crystal candles are perfect for centre pieces. (make sure you never leave burning candles unattended!)

Hoof & Paw amethyst naturally scented candle for the home with crystal amethyst

Amethyst natural crystal candle - a subtle soothing blend of Lavender, Ylang Ylang & Clary Sage fill the room and enhance your Amethyst's energy.

Go for winter calm and mindfulness

Embrace the Northern European mindset for winter. Welcome winter, and love it. Set your winter evening scene with candles and scents and enjoy beautiful natural garlands and centre pieces.

To really set the mood, go for calming natural scents, like this Calm Room Spray from Made By Coopers. Spray in your bedroom to create a relaxing atmosphere, and promote better sleep and well-being. You can also use it on your pillow to help with insomnia. The lavender oil will totally relax your body and mind.

Made by Coopers Calm natural room spray with organic botanicals for calm atmosphere

And now the mood is set, how about a relaxing massage while you're at it!? This massage oil from Isabella Clearly is exactly what you need. With Yarrow, Orange, Chamomile, and Tangerine essential oils deliver the ultimate relaxing and restful massage. Or use it as body oil. Powerful nutrients hydrate tissues and promote calmness, relaxation and reduced stress and anxiety. Ease your way through the dark evenings.

Organic natural massage oil from Isabella's Clearly for total relaxation

We hope you're now totally convinced to mindfully welcome in the winter season with some beautiful scented candles, natural room mists and relaxing aromatherapy. Look around and see the beauty in nature. Even though the leaves are gone, and everything looks a little darker. It is still a beautiful planet. Hibernating before bursting back into life in a few months. Just like you!

Enjoy the winter hibernation. Keep the home atmosphere uplifting, scented and welcoming.

Love yourself this winter. Love your planet.

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