7 DIY Bath Soak Hygge Ideas Anyone Can Make
Embrace the hygge lifestyle with these seven DIY bath soak hygge ideas for each day of the week. They are a comforting hygge example anyone can make!
I am well acquainted with the bleakness of winter after living in the northern Midwest for many years. The frigid temperatures, icy roadways, and near-constant snowfall lasted for six months of the year. A northern winter could make anyone feel deflated.
But, when I came upon the hygge lifestyle, I was instantly intrigued, and what I learned changed how I felt and approached winter.
What is a hygge lifestyle?
If you haven’t heard of hygge (pronounced hue-gah), hygge, by definition, is the Danish way of creating a warm atmosphere for rest and reflection.
It’s about enjoying the good things in life with good people. While there isn’t a direct English equivalent for the word hygge, it’s a way of finding coziness and happiness in life’s everyday pleasures. Which is more of a philosophy, and it inspired me to embrace winter in a way I never thought I could.
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How do I bring hygge into my life?
There are a number of ways to bring hygge into your life. But, as shared in my article titled, Creating a Sanctuary to Hygge, in the magazine The Cozy Issue by Bella Grace Vol 2, a relaxing aromatherapy bath has got to be THE perfect de-stressor after maneuvering the icy sidewalks and snowy roads.
I’ve been making bath and body products for years, and from my experience, I can say homemade bath soak recipes are one the most rewarding to make! Just thinking about a long soak in a hot bath can help get me through a cold winter day.
How do you make a good bath soak?
The warmth of a soak in the bathtub can be highlighted by adding salts to relax the muscles, milk to exfoliate, honey or carrier oils to moisturize, or herbs or essential oils to calm or energize.
These ingredients can be added straight to the bath water or mixed together into a DIY bath soak that can be scooped into running bath water.
I find combining the ingredients into a jar is more convenient than individually adding ingredients. If you’re looking for what ingredients to include for specific needs like better sleep or dry skin, then check out this question-answer guide for choosing bath soak ingredients.
Or choose a bath soak recipe from the list below to overcome the bleak days of winter, the Danish way. Matcha, lavender, oatmeal, or rose – you’ll find hygge ideas for a homemade bath soak for every day of the week!
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7 DIY Bath Soak Hygge Ideas To Bust The Winter Blues
Embrace the hygge lifestyle with these seven DIY bath soak hygge ideas to replace the winter blues. Each is a comforting hygge example anyone can make. Unlike handmade soap or body butter, bath soak recipes are beyond easy to make because there’s no melting, boiling, simmering, chilling, or wait time, for that matter.
In just a few short minutes, you can mix up one of these homemade bath soak recipes to use straight away!
1. Sunday – Oatmeal Milk Bath Recipe
Sundays remind me of attending church and eating lunch with my cousins at grandma and grandpa’s house. Go back to your roots with the old-fashioned coziness of this DIY oatmeal milk bath recipe. Its proof oatmeal holds up to the old wife’s tale of soothing irritated skin. And serves as self-care too!
2. Monday – Bubbling Bath Soak Recipe
If you’ve got a case of the “Mondays,” turn your week around with a lemon vanilla bubbling bath soak. Because it’s difficult to stay in a sour mood with the cheerful, fresh scent of lemon essential oil combined with creamy sweet vanilla essential oil.
And if it’s the bubbles you’re after, all it takes is a few extra steps and one ingredient to turn any bath soak recipe into a bubbling bath soak – learn how!
3. Tuesday – Spiced Chai Latte Bath
If your Tuesday is feeling blah, take a cue from none other than the queen of relaxation – Cleopatra herself. Who soaked in legendary milk baths with essential oils to relax, soften, and moisturize the skin.
4. Wednesday – DIY Matcha Latte Milk Bath
Pour into your self-care routine on the awkward middle of the week by whipping up this plant-based, skin-nourishing matcha latte milk bath recipe. Play your favorite playlist and whip up a matcha latte to enjoy in an energizing morning soak of a hot matcha milk bath.
5. Thursday – Gardener’s Rose Petal Bath Soak
If you’re a fan of roses, then you’ll fall for this hygge idea. Many agree there’s something special about a rose bath. But, it takes only minutes to throw together for a luxurious rose petal soak to relax and unwind.
Whip up a jar for yourself and another to give to a friend. And don’t miss Shauna’s tips for drying roses from your garden or a bouquet.
6. Friday – Jasmine Lavender DIY Milk Bath Jars
If you feel like escaping for the weekend, then you’ll love how this DIY milk bath can make you feel like you’re in Provence, France, with the aroma of nature’s most relaxing scent, lavender. You’ll be picturing row upon row of purple-blue French lavender fields stretching endlessly toward the distant mountains too.
Goat milk layered with detoxifying French sea salt, colorful purple-blue French lavender buds, delicate jasmine flowers, and essential oils create the most beautifully scented milk bath: I kid you not.
7. Saturday – DIY Simple Herbal Bath Recipe
If the work week has left you feeling drained, turn to this herbal DIY bath recipe. It’s packed with essential oils, healing salts, and herbal remedies to turn an average bath into a magical, energy-cleansing experience.
All you have to do is pour the mixture into your bath, let it absorb into the water, and feel the relaxation and blessing wash over you.
If you love a good soak in the bathtub as much as I do, I know you’ll easily embrace the hygge lifestyle. Taking a long soak in the bathtub can make such a difference in your self-care routine. With a recipe for each day of the week, you’ll be soaking up a melody of ingredients to gently exfoliate, soothe, and soften every surface of your skin.
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