We are all on a quest for happiness. We are in search of greater fulfillment in our relationships, in our careers and our daily life. Yet, the secret to achieving this level of contentment may lie in the simplest of words: Hygge.
Hygge (pronounced HOO-GA) is a Danish and Norwegian word, which is appropriate as the Scandinavians are considered the happiest people on Earth. For more on this, we recommend you read The Year of Living Danishly by author Helen Russell who spent a year experiencing the Scandinavian lifestyle firsthand.
Hygge is all about comfort, peace, and connection, as well as kinship, nature and simplicity. It’s about a return to the basics and focusing on what’s important with an emphasis on self-care. Although this is tradition was born as a response to Scandinavian winters, it’s a philosophy that can be embraced year-round, no matter where you call home.
For instance, instead of plopping yourself in front of your TV or scrolling endlessly through your phone, create your own self-care ritual that can help you unwind in a more mindful way, like lighting candles, stretching or making yourself herbal tea. Also consider taking the time to tend to your body, whether it’s giving your face a good cleanse or your hair a deep wash.
Whichever way you choose to hygge, just be sure to surround yourself with good people and an atmosphere that makes you happy. Hygge is less about material things and more about creating a positive experience and energy. Luckily you don’t have to move to Denmark or Norway to fully embrace the lifestyle. Incorporating these ideas into your daily life – especially your skin and hair care routine – will do wonders for your well-being.
Take the first step toward happiness and reap the benefits of these Eleni & Chris products:
Hygge for your Hair
Simplify your hair care routine, use the UltraMin Smoothing Shampoo, which is sulfate- and sodium chloride-free, to help restore softness, strength and shine to dry and dull hair. The combination of cloudberry with other rich ingredients, like sunflower seed oil, SymHair® Shield and coconut oil provide plenty of moisture with a high anti-frizz effect (so there’s no need for additional products).
Hygge for your SkinRemoving every trace of dirt, sweat and makeup allows your skin to breathe…and gives you an instant mood boost. The Eleni & Chris Cleansing Oil can do just that. This award-winning mild cleansing oil removes all traces of makeup, including waterproof products such as mascara and eyeliner. Filled with our patented SEA3oil and exclusive Scandinavian Glacier Water to ensure an optimum state of the skin.