Humblebee & Me is 10!

Happy tenth birthday, Humblebee & Me! I can hardly believe it’s been a decade since I launched Humblebee & Me. Back in 2011 Humblebee & Me was just a way to share the things I was making with friends and family—how I bound a book, the recipe for the cookies I brought to the office, and of course, how I made lip balm, lotion, and soap. As the years passed I focussed more and more on formulating, phasing out posts on other topics, and then in April 2016 I was laid off and decided to try and make Humblebee & Me my full-time job. Since then I have launched the Humblebee & Me YouTube channel (and seen it grow to 100k+ subscribers!), travelled internationally to attend and speak at conferences, and hosted Humblebee & Me meet-ups from Tasmania to Toronto to Prague to Portland. I’ve earned two formulation diplomas from Formula Botanica and learned so, so much. It’s been an amazing decade, and I’m so excited to see what the next decade brings. Thank you so much for all of your support ❤️

Humblebee & Me is 10!

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How to Clean Up Your DIY Messes

DIY’ed cosmetics and skincare have the potential to create some seriously impressive messes, so I thought I’d take some time today to share how I deal with those greasy/fragrant/pigmented/powdery messes! I’d also love to hear your cleaning tips in the comments 🙂

How to clean up DIY messes

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Humblebee & Me is 9!

Holy moly— Humblebee & Me is nine! Today’s post is a bit of a celebratory retrospective, while today’s video is a rather fun reaction-style video featuring the oldest DIYs on Humblebee & Me 😂It was really fun to go back and look at some projects that I was really proud of at the time and see how much I’ve learned and improved! Thank you so much to every single one of you who has helped make these last 9 years possible—I appreciate your support immensely ❤️

Humblebee & Me is 9!

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An Interview with Jenn Harper of Cheekbone Beauty

I’m so excited to share today’s interview with Jenn Harper, the tenacious powerhouse behind Cheekbone Beauty. Cheekbone Beauty is Indigenous-owned and Canadian, based out of St. Catharines, Ontario, and known for its high-quality, cruelty-free, and eco-friendly makeup. We spoke for over an hour last month about all things beauty, and it was a brilliant and invigorating conversation—I’m thrilled to be able to share some of it with you today!

An Interview with Jenn Harper of Cheekbone Beauty

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10 Recipes to Make with Cetearyl Alcohol

Cetearyl alcohol certainly isn’t the most exciting ingredient in my DIY pantry, but it is easily one of my hardest working ingredients! If you don’t already have some on hand, I hope this post can convince you to invest in some 😊 These unassuming white pellets are crazy useful—I use cetearyl alcohol in everything from conditioner bars to sugar scrubs to lotions to facial cleansers. Cetearyl alcohol is inexpensive, versatile, and pretty dang shelf-stable. I think you should have some. Not convinced? Keep reading!

10 Recipes to Make with Cetearyl Alcohol

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