DIY for Skincare for Beginners is offered two ways...

Which one is right for you?

Free

Expanded

Who is it for?

the DIY Dabbler

  • You’re brand new, or you’ve made a few simple DIYs
  • You’d like to level up your techniques
  • You want to hone your butters & balms
  • You’d like to learn how to do more with simple ingredients
  • You’re having a hard time repeating your successes & understanding your failures

The Aspiring Formulator

  • You’ve been making skincare for at least a couple months
  • You’d like to start understanding the “whys” as well as the “hows”
  • You want to learn how to customize formulations
  • You’d like to be able to create your very own formulations
  • You want to begin understanding how formulations work and are structured

How is it delivered?

email

The free course is delivered via e-mail, one project at a time, over the course of about six weeks.

Hosted

The expanded, paid version of the course is hosted on the Humblebee & Me Workshops platform. You’ll have instant, ad-free access to the entire course as soon as you sign up.

How much will I spend on ingredients & packaging?

About $50 USD

You’ll need five basic, widely available ingredients for the free version of the course. You should be able to purchase the ingredients and packaging you need for about $50 USD.

About $50 USD

The expanded course is based around the same five ingredients as the free course, but also includes suggestions for versatile nice-to-have ingredients that will open up more formulation possibilities.

You don’t need to spend more on ingredients than you would for the free course.

How many formulations are there?

Six

The free course will teach you six beginner-friendly, tried-and-tested formulations.

Seven, but...

The expanded course teaches seven basic formulations, with two included variations for each (one adds vitamin E and the other adds vitamin E and an essential oil). Six of those seven formulations are the same ones that are in the free course, though there are no variations in the free course.

Since the expanded course is all about helping you to start formulating it also teaches you how to begin customizing the formulations yourself—by incorporating botanicals, adding essential oils, improving slip, and more. Once you start modifying and customizing your formulations, the possibilities are truly endless!

How do I sign up?

FREE

Sign up for the free version of the course by subscribing to the Humblebee & Me newsletter.

PAID

Purchase the expanded version of DIY Skincare for Beginners on the Humblebee & Me Workshops website.

How much content is there?

Streamlined

The free course is streamlined, containing just the essential information to not overwhelm students who are brand new to DIY skincare.

  • Annotated shopping list for required ingredients, packaging, and equipment
  • Essential formulation principles
  • “Get to know your ingredients” worksheet
  • Naked Beeswax Lip Balm
    • Printable PDF
    • Video tutorial
  • Creamy Cocoa Lip Scrub
    • Printable PDF
    • Video tutorial
  • Honey Cocoa Body Butter Bars
    • Printable PDF
    • Video tutorial
  • Whipped Shea Butter
    • Printable PDF
    • Video tutorial
  • Hot Poured Shea Body Butter
    • Printable PDF
    • Video tutorial
  • Cocoa Body Butter Bar
    • Printable PDF
    • Video tutorial

Deep Dive

Includes everything in the free course + insights, expanded and additional tutorials, explanations, and guidance to help you stop just following recipes and start formulating.

  • Everything that’s in the free course
  • What you’ll need
    • Your Shopping List: The Essential Ingredients (+ video)
    • The Nice-to-Have Ingredients
    • Ingredients Overview
    • Your Shopping List: Equipment (+ video)
    • Your Shopping List: Cleaning Supplies
    • Your Shopping List: Packaging (+ video)
    • Where to Shop: Ingredients & Packaging
    • Where to Shop: Links
    • Glossary of important terms
  • Once everything arrives…
    • “Get to know your ingredients” worksheet (expanded)
    • Free Course PDFs download
  • Essential DIY Know-How
    • Essential formulation priciples
    • Setting up your workspace
  • Formulation Spreadsheets
    • How to save & use the formulation spreadsheets (video)
    • Google sheets download
    • XLSX download
  • Naked Beeswax Lip Balm
    • What we’re learning
    • The Formulation (+ variations with vitamin E & essential oils)
    • Video tutorial
    • Formulation Overview
  • Clean-up tips
    • Tips for cleaning up greasy messes
    • How to Clean Up the Worst DIY Messes (video)
  • Creamy Cocoa Lip Scrub
    • What we’re learning
    • The Formulation (+ variations with vitamin E & essential oils)
    • Video tutorial (expanded)
    • Formulation Overview
    • Variations & Experimentation
    • How to turn a formula from % into weights
    • Spreadsheet template
  • Honey Cocoa Body Butter Bars
    • What we’re learning
    • The Formulation (+ variations with vitamin E & essential oils)
    • Video tutorial (expanded)
    • Formulation Overview
    • Variations & Experimentation
    • Trying 7 different vegan waxes (video)
    • Why can’t I just re-melt the bar and add more wax? (video + written)
  • Whipped Shea Butter
    • What we’re learning
    • The Formulation (+ variations with vitamin E & essential oils)
    • Video tutorial
    • Formulation Overview
    • Variations & Experimentation
  • Hot Pour Shea Butter (2 ways!)
    • What we’re learning
    • The Formulation (+ variations with vitamin E & essential oils)
    • Video tutorial (expanded)
    • Formulation Overview
    • Variations & Experimentation
    • My top tips for successful “trace” + smooth body butters
  • Cocoa Body Butter Bar
    • What we’re learning
    • The Formulation (+ variations with vitamin E & essential oils)
    • Video tutorial (expanded)
    • Formulation Overview
    • Variations & Experimentation
  • Creamy Beeswax Salve + Adding Botanicals
    • What we’re learning
    • The Formulation (+ variations with vitamin E & essential oils)
    • Video tutorial
    • Formulation Overview
    • Variations & Experimentation
    • Adding botanical goodness
    • Botanical method 1
    • Botanical method 2
  • Adding essential oils and/or fragrance oils
    • Overview
    • A word of warning + why this matters (written + video)
    • “Cover ups” don’t work
    • What are essential oils
    • What are fragrance oils?
    • Step 1
    • Step 2
    • Step 3
    • Step 4
    • What about essential oil blends?
  • Next steps
    • Where to from here?

Sign up for the course that works for you ⬇

FREE

Sign up for the free version of the course by subscribing to the Humblebee & Me newsletter.

PAID

Purchase the expanded version of DIY Skincare for Beginners on the Humblebee & Me Workshops website.