Hygge in the Bathroom

Hygge (pronounced hu-gah) is a Norwegian and Danish word for a mood of cosiness and comfortable conviviality with feelings of wellness and contentment.

The Scandinavians have been perfecting the feeling of hygge as a way to survive the cold, darkness and boredom. With so many cold, dark, days, the simple act of a candle glowing with a cup of coffee in the morning or a home cooked evening meal with friends can make a huge difference to one’s spirit.

Hygge has also been referred to as an “art of creating intimacy” so it makes sense that your bathroom should have this feeling, which can be easily achieved with some Oliver Thom products. 

Here are some of our hygge picks:

Andrée Jardin's bath brushes are used for massages, scrubs and general well being. The brush will make your skin softer and smoother while exfoliating and stimulating blood circulation. A completely luxurious experience. 


Frama's Apothecary range includes a hand wash and hand lotion available in two sizes. The mild hand wash and lotion are created to have a fresh, aromatic scent, and softening feel. Apothecary is made locally in Denmark with notes of Sandalwood, Cedar Wood, and Ylang Ylang and will leave your skin feeling soft with a subtle, natural aroma.


Linge Particulier's waffle towels are made from 100% washed linen in Paris, France. The linen is biodegradable so not only do they embrace and care for the environment, they look and feel amazing as well.  Wrapping yourself in a warm and textural Linge Particulier towel after a long soak is the definition of hygge.


Norden's Incense range is inspired by the travels of husband and wife duo Erika and Pete Panciera. The Øresund fragrance is inspired by the strait of the same name between Denmark and Sweden. The cold north, and the long, dark Scandinavian winter season they experienced inspired this fragrance which evokes memories of huddling up inside of a cabin to stay warm. The scent is reminiscent of crackling wood, pine needles, and the sweet smell of the forest. For 45 minutes (burn time), you will feel transported to a Scandinavian cabin with sense of complete and utter relaxation.


Ok so this one is a bit obvious, but the Skandinavisk range of Hygge fragrances perfectly encapsulated the hygge feeling so we couldn't leave it out! With echoes of brewed tea and baked strawberry cake, rose petals and wild mint the candles and scent diffuses are a must to create a cosy and intimate space.