Rosehip Oat Solid Oil Serum

This Rosehip Oat Solid Oil Serum formulation is a non-greasy, packaging-optional facial moisturizer starring some beautiful oils and antioxidants. The original inspiration for this formulation was Robbie Burns Day, which is tomorrow. I was thinking about Burns’ “A Red, Red Rose” and Scottish oat cakes, and somehow ended up here 😄

How to Make Rosehip Oat Solid Oil Serum

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Creamy Clay Balm-to-Milk Cleanser

Today’s Creamy Clay Balm-to-Milk Cleanser is a Bee Better update to 2016’s Creamy Clay Cleansing Balm. It’s a rich, slippy, gentle facial cleanser that rinses off the skin beautifully. True to the name, it’s creamy and contains a hefty dose of soft white kaolin clay for a wee bit of physical exfoliation and a cleansing experience a bit reminiscent of a clay face mask. This updated version is gentler, fully percentage-ified, and has better rinse-off than its 2016 predecessor.

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5 ingredients that will make your formulations smell awful

Today we are having a bit of fun with some famously stinky ingredients 😂  Whether or not you find the smell of an ingredient to be pleasant or unpleasant (or worth a bit of unpleasant-ness for its otherwise awesome-ness) is a highly personal thing, so please keep that in mind while I poke a bit of fun at some none-too-pleasantly-perfumed ingredients 😊 I’m not trying to throw a stink bomb into anybody’s ingredient loves! If you adore any of these stinky ingredients, by all means, carry on 😄

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Peppermint Beeswax Lip Balm

If you love Burt’s Bees lip balm, you should definitely try this formulation. I’ve been working on this project for months, testing and adjusting and comparing it to the original and circling back and trying again, and I think I’ve gotten really, really close. I wouldn’t call my version completely identical, but it has the lovely slippy/creamy/minty blend that I’ve always loved about Burt’s ❤️

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6 New Year’s Resolutions for Formulators

As we welcome 2022 I wanted to suggest a few “New Year’s Resolutions” for formulation—these are lessons I’ve learned over the years that have taught me so much, and I wanted to share them with you. There’s certainly no pressure to adopt any of ’em, but if you’re looking to level up your formulating this year I think working one or two of these “resolutions” into your workflow will do wonders ❤️

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Things I Learned in 2021

Welcome to my final post of 2021; this year’s “Things I Learned” post. I was rather surprised to find that this year’s post marks ten years of capping off the Humblebee & Me year with a list of learnings and reflections! I love the introspection and reflection that this post inspires in myself and in the comments. Here’s what I learned in 2021; what did you learn?

Things I Learned in 2021

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