To start with; please know that I am just one person. I do all of the formulating, writing, photography, filming, graphic design, and website maintenance—in addition to communications/customer service. I can only do so much, so I prioritize my efforts into work that will help as many people as possible—basically, public things (posts, videos, FAQs, etc.) over private things (private emails, messages, etc.).
The vast majority of the teaching I do is self-serve, meaning it’s up to you to read through the articles, watch the videos, and refer to the relevant FAQ posts and Humblebee & Me DIY Encyclopedia entries. I work really hard to fill Humblebee & Me with freely accessible resources so you can do your own research and teach yourself. You are more than welcome to put any follow-up questions in comments, but I’m not always great at getting back to those as it’s just me doing everything. I try my best, though.
The only course I offer as of 2023 is my free DIY Skin Care for Beginners e-course; you can sign up for that here. If you’re on my mailing list, you’ve received the course. It is a free, self-guided, do-at-your-own-pace course.
If you would like personal, one-on-one help, I offer that in two different ways:
- You can book 60-minute one-on-one sessions with me here.
- I also offer a limited number of lower cost one-on-one sessions through my Patreon. My top-tier Patrons receive 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. This tier is capped at 15 people and is usually full, but keep an eye out—a spot could free up at any time. There is no waiting list, but if I notice a spot has opened up I announce it to my patrons first, so you might consider becoming a lower-tier patron for the time being if you’re interested in one of these limited one-on-one spots.
If you’re looking for more in-depth, hands-on help than I can offer, I recommend taking a course from a company set up to offer support—a company with a sizeable staff to answer questions and offer hands-on help. I was very happy with the course I took from Formula Botanica; you can read my review here.
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