If you’re a working mom you’re probably already getting stressed out between trying to home school and work remotely. 

Now more than ever it’s important to set up an exercise routine for your kids as well as yourself.  Not only will it destress you but get you into shape for beach days that we can hopefully enjoy in the not-too-distant future. 

Here’s a list of some of the gyms and facilities around the country offering online workouts:

YMCA – Whether you below to a Y or not, head over to Y360 on YouTube for workout at any level.  There’s Barre and Yoga classes, Boot Camp and Active Older Adults (super important to keep older adults active right now!)

Planet Fitness – The workouts will be live-streamed at 7 p.m. ET each day for the next two weeks. And if you can’t make it live, the workouts will be available on-demand on Facebook and in Planet Fitness’ YouTube channel. No equipment is needed, and the classes last 20 minutes or less.

Pamela Reif’s Video Workouts – Even though 20 minutes may not seem like a long enough time to get your sweat on, you will be breathless halfway through this video. Squat jumps, push-ups, and planks, oh my! Choose between full body, arms, abs, and even yoga sessions.

Yoga With Adrienne – I’ve been doing Adrienne online yoga sessions for over a year now. She has them broken down into different categories and there’s something for everyone – Runner’s Yoga, Yoga for Digestive Health and a perfect one for now – Yoga for Uncertain Times.

Free Trainers  – I’ve never tried this site but it caught my eye because they create a full body workout plan that’s customized for me.  I don’t need anything except a mat and some dumbbells (or cans of food.) I’ll be posting some videos of me doing this one!

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I LOVE aroma therapy. I have a diffuser with eucalyptus in my home office, I spray lavender before I go to bed and I use spray water infused with citrus oil in the morning to wake me up. 

For those of you who are new to essential oils, here’s what you need to know:

Essential oils, what you need to know

But I can assure you that using essential oils can relax you, energize you and focus you.  Not only that but they can be used for cleaning your home.

What I don’t love is how expensive everything can be.  Trying to DIY it usually requires buying a lot of extra stuff such as the carrier oils to use with the essential oils or a roller ball bottle or salts. 

Enter Simply Earth

I’d never heard of the company until they reached out to me asking me to try out their products. It’s a family-owned business that, like so many entrepreneurs, saw a problem and set out to solve it. 

That problem was all the chemicals that invade our home through cleaning products on a daily basis. Chemicals that end up on our clothes on the plates we eat from and the air we breathe. For those who follow my blog you know I have a son with intellectual disabilities and a husband with primary progressive MS so that impact of environmental toxins on our bodies is a big issue for me. Their mission is simple – make our homes natural at an affordable price.

On their website, their Simply Pure Promise is:

Simply Pure essential oils promise

Here’s what’s awesome about them:

They source their oils in small batches from all around the world, wherever that particular plant grows best, from ethical farms.

All of their oils go through third-party testing to make sure they’re pure and completely free of fragrances, contaminants and fillers.  And they post the GM/MC reports for every batch on the product page so we can see them.  Full transparency!

They’re super affordable!  If you have ever bought 100% pure essential oils, you know they’re pricey.  While you can buy individual products such as the essential oils (including CBD Oil!), jewelry, diffusers and other products, the best thing about Simply Earth is they offer a monthly subscription that is a fraction of the cost of purchasing these products anywhere else. 

For just $39/ month you get:

Four 15 ml bottles of essential oils which is a $100+ value compared to other big essential oil companies. You receive recipe cards for using the oils. Plus, six containers to hold your creations along with the extra items you’ll need to complete the recipes.

Plus, on your first order you’ll get a FREE Big Bonus Box with tons of stuff like carrier oils, the roller ball bottles and beeswax.  No need to go out to the store to get these extras.

My initial thought was that I’d never use up all 4 essential oils every month, but I realize you’re not supposed to – you can build up a variety of essential oils.

Here’s what makes it even better! If you use my code SAFETYMOMFREE you’ll receive a $40 gift certificate with your first subscription box and FREE Big Bonus Box to use towards your next month’s box or a future purchase.

Simply Earth Essential Oils monthly subscription box
  • The Simply Earth return policy is a full year (365 days).
  • Shipping is free for continental U.S. states on orders $29 and up.
  • And what’s really cool about this company is they donate 13% of their profits to organizations who help find, rescue, and restore victims of human trafficking.

Now on to the fun stuff – and I do mean FUN!

You get to create a variety of aroma therapy products for yourself with the recipes they have.  There are tons of recipes on their blog and you can also download The Essential Oils for Beginners Book.  But each of your monthly boxes comes with recipes such as the Anxiety Relief Inhaler, the Persevere Roll On and the Creative Zone Diffuser Blend (my personal favorite so far!)

Essential oil for beginners

Are you an aroma therapy addict like me?  I’d love you to check out Simply Earth and let me know what you think of their products. 

I’d really appreciate you also using and sharing my code SAFETYMOMFREE to get the $40 gift card with your first subscription box.