August Newsletter


It’s a fresh new month! Which means we have all kinds of new oily education up our sleeve. Make sure you don’t miss all of the goodness in this month’s newsletter, including all of the free vitality oils that YL is offering for qualifying orders! We are thankful for you and are excited to be walking into the last months of 2020 together! 


Kristen & The Modern House Team

August Promo


Retail Value: $19.08

ER Exclusive:

+ 5 mL Thyme Vitality


Retail Value: $107.23

+5 mL Black Pepper Vitality

ER Exclusive:

+5 mL Coriander Vitality
+5 mL Parsley Vitality
+5 mL Thyme Vitality


Retail Value: $148. 67

+5 mL Mountain Savory Vitality
+5 mL Orange Vitality
+ Black Pepper Vitality

ER Exclusive:

+5 mL Coriander Vitality
+5 mL Parsley Vitality
+5 mL Thyme Vitality


Retail Value: $193.67

+ Charcuterie Board
+5 mL Mountain Savory Vitality
+5 mL Orange Vitality
+ Black Pepper Vitality

ER Exclusive:

+5 mL Coriander Vitality
+5 mL Parsley Vitality
+5 mL Thyme Vitality


Retail Value: $238.67

+ Apron Set
+ Charcuterie Board
+5 mL Mountain Savory Vitality
+5 mL Orange Vitality
+ Black Pepper Vitality

ER Exclusive:

+5 mL Coriander Vitality
+5 mL Parsley Vitality
+5 mL Thyme Vitality

Ya’ll, our kitchens are about to be smelling so good with all the vitality oils.
I wanted to offer you some suggestions on how to utilize each of the oils you can get for FREE this month!

Oils are MUCH more potent (and powerful, helpful, medicinal) than dried herbs so here is a conversion chart to help you use these amazing vitality oils in your kitchens:

TS = Toothpick swirl
tsp= Teaspoon
Tbsp = Tablespoon

100PV: THYME VITALITY (ER exclusive)
2 ts = 1/2 tsp | 1 drop = 1 tsp | 2 drops = 1 Tbsp
Add a few drops to your marinades to infuse meats + veggies with herby richness.
Add to Italian, French, and Mediterranean dishes
Add 3 drops to a veggie capsule for cardiovascular or digestive support

2ts = 1/2 tsp | 3ts = 1 tsp | 1 drop = 1 Tbsp
Research has been done at Cairo University for Corianders ability to lower glucose and insulin levels and supporting pancreatic function.
Add 2 drops to a veggie capsule and take after eating spicy food to help settle your stomach
Add to Eastern and Latin dishes
2ts = 1/2 tsp | 3ts = 1 tsp | 1 drop = 1 Tbsp
Add to Italian, Greek, and Middle Eastern Dishes
Add 3 drops to a veggie capsule for an internal cleanse
Use as seasoning to balance and brighten seafood, meat, poultry, eggs, rice, pasta, and veggie dishes
2ts = 1/2 tsp | 4 drops = 1 tsp | 8 drops = 1 Tbsp
Traditional Chinese healers used pepper to treat cholera, malaria, and digestive problems.
Add 2 drops to a veggie capsule to help curb cravings
Black Pepper Marinade Recipe:
1/4 cup cilantro, finely chopped
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup lemon or lime juice
1 Tbsp Salt
1 tsp Cumin
1 tsp fresh garlic, minced
5 drops Black Pepper Vitality
5 drops Lime Vitality

2ts = 1/2 tsp | 1 drop = 1 tsp | 2 drops = 1 Tbsp
Similar to Oregano
Add to European and Mediterranean dishes
2 drops = 1/2 tsp | 4 drops = 1 tsp | 8 drops = 1 Tbsp
Add 2 drops to a glass cup of water for a delicious flavor
Orange Creamsicle Iced Latte:
2 cups coldbrew
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1-2 toothpick dips of orange vitality essential oil
Raw honey to taste
milk of choice to taste

I’m sorry, did someone peek into my heart and grant me my greatest wishes? How GORGEOUS is this?!

Also, adorable. AND if you have more than one kiddo, like me, you can score this promo twice by ordering on your account and your spouse’s OR by placing an ER order and a “shop” order of 400PV each!

Thieves Hand Sanitizer for Back to School

Any parents out there with kiddos headed back to the classroom this month?! It feels like there’s just no “right” answer to the school predicament, amiright?! But if your kids are headed back- you can at least empower them to take their cleanliness into their own hands- literally!

Whether your kids are headed back this year or sometime in the future you’ll want to send them stocked with Thieves hand sanitizer. The 2 oz bottles are perfect for this!
Grab one of the many cuteeeee holders from this etsy shop, pop in a 2oz Thieves hand sanitizer, clip it on to their backpack and boom! You’ve got a kiddo empowered to clean their hands whenever they want while they’re away from you!
And guess what! This sweet etsy shop owner has agreed to give us a team-exclusive promo code for 10% off in the month of August! Just use code “MDRNHOUSE10” at checkout (can’t be combined with other offers). There are so many fun and cute designs!

Check out these facts on what makes our Thieves hand sanitizer so great!

• Kills 99.9 percent of germs
• Effective at eliminating 99.99 percent of many common, harmful germs and bacteria
• Sanitizes hands
• Formulated without gluten-containing ingredients
• Has a biodegradable formula
• Nourishes skin
• Vegetarian friendly
• Final product not tested on animals
• Formulated without GMO ingredients
• pH balanced

Back To School: Rest

Whether your kids are in the classroom all day, every other day or back in the virtual classroom, we all know just how important rest is for their development and capacity to learn!

Did you know that, according to Johns Hopkins, school-aged kids need anywhere from 8-12 hours of sleep a night?
If your kids are anything like mine- bedtime can be quite the battle!
So what can we do to help support them in getting those crucial Zzzzz’s??

  • Make sure their rooms are nice and dark (grab some blackout curtains or blinds if you don’t already have them!)
  • Turn off screens at least an hour before bed
  • Limit caffeine
  • Take a calming bath (add a few drops of lavender to epsom salts for extra relaxation!)
  • Do a calm activity such as reading a story
  • Get their diffuser going with a nice calming blend

And if they need a little extra help winding down at night- the new Unwind supplement might just be the PERFECT addition to their nighttime routine. We’re already loving it in our house (we may or may not sneak some for mom and dad from time to time)!
Check out this post for more info on Unwind! 

Here are some ideas for your nighttime diffusing routine for everyone in the house ’cause let’s be real… this doubling as mom and teacher stuff can wear. us. out.

3 Cedarwood
3 lavender
1 vetiver

5 Peace and Calming
2 Lavender

4 Lavender
2 Sandalwood
2 Clary Sage

Back To School Immune Support – Thieves Roll-On

This year, more than ever we want to support our immune systems as we jump back into the school year!
The good news is that you, as a Young Living member, have some amazing, natural tools available to you!

One of our all-time favorites for boosting our systems is the Thieves Roller!
All the amazing immunity boosting power of Thieves Essential Oil in a super convenient roller bottle! Throw it in your purse or your kids backpacks for a daily boost to your system to keep those fall germs away.

Budget-friendly tip: If you don’t already have the roller- use those ER points you’ve been saving up orrrrrr grab an empty oil bottle, wash it out with soapy water, fill it almost to the top with carrier oil then add 10-15 drops of thieves oil. Pop an aroma glide roller top on it and throw that puppy in your kiddos backpacks for their own thieves roller on the go!

Know who else would surely appreciate the amazingness of the Thieves roller?? Your kids’ teachers! What a perfect boost for the women and men who are stepping up to love on and serve our littles in this crazy season! Pair it with a bottle of Thieves Hand Sanitizer or Spray and this super cute printable card (you can even have your kids personalize it by coloring in the letters:)) and you’ve got the perfect back-to-school gift for the real MVPs- our teachers!

Happy Mama Diffuser Blend

Raise your hand if you’re a mama!
Raise your hand if you’re exhausted in this season!
Raise your hand if you’ve hidden in the bathroom or closet for a moment of “me time” this week!
Raise your hand if you could use a little pick me up!

Pop this in your diffuser, put on a fun playlist, name 5 things you’re thankful for and feel your mood lift 🙂

3 stress away
3 citrus fresh
2 clary sage

You are killing it, mama! These times are unprecedented and far from normal or anything we expected. Whether you cooked breakfast for your family or packed up the kids and hit the chick fil a drive through, you are winning today just by showing up for your family! You are seen and you are loved!!

How To Add Members to Our Facebook Group

We’ve got a new procedure for adding members to our groups that will hopefully get your friends added much more quickly and efficiently!

You MUST follow these steps to have people added so be sure to read through these instructions carefully so that all your peeps can get in to start learning how to use all of the amazing products YL has to offer us!!

To add members to Modern Wellness:

Send them the link (this is important. DO NOT ADD THEM. send them the link):

Facebook will prompt them to answer 2 questions when they click “Join” (when you add them, they don’t always see the notification for this step): -What is your YL member number? -What is your name as it appears in the virtual office/your Young Living account?

Give them the answers!!! You can even copy and paste this prompt:

Ex: “Hey girl, here is the link to the group! Two questions will pop up! Here are the answers:) 1. *fill in their number*, 2. *Their name as it appears in the VO* Ahhhh so excited for you to get in here and start exploring all of the amazing tips, tricks and info we’ve got!”

Important!!!!!!! THEY MUST ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS! YOU MUST GIVE THEM THE ANSWERS. Otherwise, they will not get approved.

When they answer these, we cross check with the VO then click approve! We add people at least every other day.
Facebook makes it so they have to then “Accept” the add to the group, after we approve them. If they are wondering if they are in, just have them go to the group and check.

Essential Rewards

If you’re a budgeter, Essential Rewards is a great way to be able to plan ahead on EXACTLY how much you need and want to spend on dish soaps, hand soap, shampoos, bar soap, skin care, oils etc. Set it up in advance and you don’t have to think about it again! 

With ER, you can change up what you order each month OR you can determine how much money your family has in the budget for cleaning products/wellness/personal products/supplements. Then pick the items that you need every single month that fit within that budget, put that in your ER cart and leave it there and you don’t have to think about it again! Plus it helps to make sure you stay on track! Every month it will be shipped right to your front door without you having to do anything.

Each month you spend $50 or more on ANYTHING you want and then you get points, which is basically YL money, to use towards more YL products. So you can view it as getting products for free OR getting discounted products. 

For example, place a $100 PV Essential Rewards order in your first 3 months and earn $10 dollars back to your account to redeem for free products. The more you order, the more points you can redeem for free Young Living products.

The FIRST THREE months that you are an ER member, you earn 10% back on your ER orders. So if you place a 100PV order, you earn 10pv in points to buy free oils and products, which is like getting everything you buy at 10% off.

Months 4 THROUGH 24 you earn 20% back on your ER orders. So if you place a 100PV order, you will earn 20pv in points to buy free oils and products.That’s like spending $100 for $120 worth of products!

Months 25 AND ONWARD you earn 25% back on your ER orders. So if you place a 100pv order, you will earn 25pv in points to buy free oils and products. So spend $100 for $125 worth of products!

You can then turn around and use the extra points/YL money that you earn, right away. So I will plan out my ER and then usually plan what I will use my points on. We use Lavender in our diffusers around the house, nightly. Instead of having to order Lavender monthly, I get it free every month with points! 

Whether you budget or not, this is all so great to understand because right now we are in unprecedented times where so many of us are having to pay super close attention to what we are spending money on. It is important that we can communicate the benefits of ER and how it IS possible to get high quality products that are good for your family and still stay on a budget!