Looking to say hi? If you want to chat about something I’ve posted, the best way to get to me is to comment on it, and then I can comment back. There are no old posts! It is much better for you to comment on the relevant post than an irrelevant newer one—I’ll see it at exact same time, but anybody else with the same question will never find it if you’ve posted your question on a totally unrelated post 🙂
Before you ask, please check the FAQ and Encyclopedia. They are both positively loaded with helpful information on preservatives, shelf life, substitutions, where to shop, ingredients, and all the other questions I hear pretty regularly, and you’ll get your answer instantly. As of 2020, there are over 130 articles there! If you write to me with a question that is covered in the FAQ I will not reply.
- What ingredients should I purchase when getting started?
- I want to make something, can you write me a recipe?
- Is _____________ ingredient safe?
- Is X ingredient a chemical?
- I created an abomination—help!
- How long will ______ last? What is its shelf life?
- Tons of information on substitutions
If you’re looking for information on a specific ingredient, check out my encyclopedia. I’m still working on it, but each entry includes loads of useful information on the ingredient in question, including places to purchase it and substitutions. As of 2020, there are over 180 entries, and I add more frequently. I try to make sure there is an encyclopedia entry for all the ingredients I use in my formulations, especially if they are new ingredients.
Also—use the search function! I have over 1250 posts up, so chances are I have written about something you’re wondering about 🙂 And if you’re new, you should also sign up for my DIY Skin Care for Beginners course if you haven’t already!
Annnnnd, last but not least, please don’t contact me asking for medical advice. I’m not a doctor so I really can’t help there—I’m just going to tell you to go see a real doctor.
After that you can email me at me [at] humblebeeandme.com, but I cannot promise a reply because I am just one person and I get far more emails than any one person could ever hope to answer. If you really need a reply, please consider becoming a Humblebee & Me Patron—they are my priority!
(For some super weird reason, I can’t reply to any Hotmail or MSN email addresses… they seem to have decided that everything coming from me is spam, so it all gets bounced back. If you can email me from a different address or send me a Facebook message, please do, and if you can’t… I can’t reply. Which is dumb, I know, but talk to Hotmail, they’re the problem :/ )
Do not email me about advertising services, paid (or unpaid) link swaps, guest blog posts, supplied content, free articles with “just one link” in them, replacing pre-existing links with links to your website to improve your SEO, or other marketing stuff. I will delete all your emails. If you keep emailing me, I will probably send you back a screen capture of this page with this section highlighted 😝