Have a question about one of my formulations?
The best place to ask questions about my formulations is to comment on the post (or video on YouTube), 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 the 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.
Wondering where to start?
If you’re new to DIYing, I highly recommend you sign up for my DIY Skin Care for Beginners course if you haven’t already! It’s 100% online and completely free.
Looking for one-on-one coaching or formulation help?
I reserve this level of coaching/assistance for my $50/month Patrons—they get a 30-minute monthly 1-on-1 call with me to discuss whatever they want, including formulation assistance. If you’re interested in that, you can learn more at https://patreon.com/MarieRayma.
Have a question about a specific ingredient?
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.
I also recommend reading through these two posts to learn how to research your ingredients for yourself:
Wondering if I have a formulation for something particular?
You can also navigate Humblebee & Me by category, using the main menu at the top of the website. Underneath “Recipes” you’ll find categories like “Face” and “Hair“, and sub-categories like “Facial Cleansers” and “Shampoo & Shampoo Bars“.
You can also find a complete list of all the projects I’ve ever shared here. That page does tend to load very slowly as it’s an extremely long list, so you might find you’re better off using the categories I’ve created in the main menu to narrow your search to all things hair or all things body first.
Looking for a particular post?
Want to advertise on Humblebee & Me?
Don’t contact me; I am not interested.
Want to guest post?
Don’t contact me; I am not interested.
I will delete all your emails. If you keep emailing me, I will delete all your emails until I eventually just send you back a screen capture of this page with this section highlighted
Want to request a video or formulation?
Have a different marketing proposal?
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 send you back a screen capture of this page with this section highlighted and block you.
Looking for business advice?
I’m afraid I cannot offer business advice.
Have a medical question?
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.
Have a general question or feedback?
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!
If you email me with a question that is answered on Humblebee & Me (Encyclopedia, FAQ, blog posts, etc.) you won’t get a reply. I’m sorry, but Humblebee & Me is a one-person operation and I offer my content freely. I do not have the time or resources to privately answer questions that have already been answered publicly.
(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 :/ )
Looking for help developing your own formulation?
I sent you a DM on Instagram, why haven't you replied?
I don’t accept DMs on Instagram, so I don’t have it. I’m not sure why you were able to send me one when I’ve specifically turned off that function—it might be worth contacting Instagram about this as that’s an issue on their end.