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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Ten pieces of equipment for new formulators: Part 2

It’s time for part two of Ten Pieces of Equipment for New Formulators ❤️ If you’re looking for part one, you can find it here. You might not need everything in part two straight away, but I think you’ll probably want to have most of these items within the first two months of making. Let’s dive in!

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Ten pieces of equipment for new formulators: Part 2

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Ten pieces of equipment for new formulators: Part 1

As a new formulator, buying ingredients is probably the most exciting type of shopping (there are so many new and promising ingredients!)—but don’t overlook your equipment shopping list! After all, you’ll need some tools to turn your new ingredients into all kinds of wonderful formulations 😄 Today I’m sharing part one of a two-part list: Ten pieces of equipment for new formulators. These are the ten things you’ll need to get started, including tips on how much to spend and where to shop. I’ve also included some honourable mentions that may or may not apply to you, depending on what you’re looking to make.

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Ten pieces of equipment for new formulators: Part 1

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8 mistakes most new formulators make

Humblebee & Me‘s tenth birthday was last week, and it’s got me thinking about all the things I’ve learned about making and formulating since I started making things over a decade ago. Today I thought I’d look at eight of the most common mistakes beginners make—mistakes I made, and mistakes I hear about from Bees around the world—and share resources and tips to help you avoid them 😊

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Ten DIY Ingredients for Beginner Formulators: Part 2

Welcome to part 2 of Ten DIY Ingredients for Beginner Formulators! In part 1 we covered five anhydrous ingredients that will allow you to create all kinds of awesome anhydrous products—balms, whipped body butters, lip balm, and more. Today we’re adding five more ingredients that will further broaden your list of concoction possibilities to include lotions, creams, and some cleansers!

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Ten DIY Ingredients for Beginner Formulators: Part 2

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Super Simple Natural Lotion

If you’ve been wanting to make an all-natural lotion but haven’t been sure where to start—start here! You’ll need just six ingredients to make this Super Simple Natural Lotion. It’s a lightweight, pumpable, moisturizing lotion that makes a great hand and body lotion. This post is mostly about the ingredients and formulation structure, while the partner video is more about how to make it and technique tips and tricks. Please make sure you’re checking out both parts for the best possible learning experience 😄 Let’s dive in!

How to Make Super Simple Natural Lotion

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