Gift Ideas

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Creamy Clay Balm-to-Milk Cleanser

Creamy Clay Balm-to-Milk Cleanser

Today's Creamy Clay Balm-to-Milk Cleanser is a Bee Better update to 2016's Creamy Clay Cleansing Balm. It's a rich, slippy, gentle facial cleanser that rinses off the skin beautifully. True to the name, it's creamy and contains a hefty dose of soft white kaolin clay...

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5 ingredients that will make your formulations smell awful

5 ingredients that will make your formulations smell awful

Today we are having a bit of fun with some famously stinky ingredients 😂  Whether or not you find the smell of an ingredient to be pleasant or unpleasant (or worth a bit of unpleasant-ness for its otherwise awesome-ness) is a highly personal thing, so please...

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Peppermint Beeswax Lip Balm

Peppermint Beeswax Lip Balm

If you love Burt's Bees lip balm, you should definitely try this formulation. I've been working on this project for months, testing and adjusting and comparing it to the original and circling back and trying again, and I think I've gotten really, really close. I...

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6 New Year’s Resolutions for Formulators

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...

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Things I Learned in 2021

Things I Learned in 2021

Welcome to my final post of 2021; this year's "Things I Learned" post. I was rather surprised to find that this year's post marks ten years of capping off the Humblebee & Me year with a list of learnings and reflections! I love the introspection and reflection...

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The Best of 2021

The Best of 2021

Happy almost-2022! With the new year creeping up on us I thought I'd take a moment to look back at some of my favourite formulations from the past year (and let's be real—I'm taking a bit of a break after publishing tons of extra content this December!). I shared a...

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Winter Solstice Facial Cleansing Cream

Winter Solstice Facial Cleansing Cream

This silky, slippy, honey and rose scented Winter Solstice Cleansing Cream is a positively divine way to gently cleanse your skin at the darkest, coldest time of year (if you're in the southern hemisphere you might prefer this summer solstice themed formulation!)....

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DIY Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas: 2021 Edition

DIY Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas: 2021 Edition

Hey Bees! Welcome to the 2021 Humblebee & Me Holiday Gift Guide 🎁 I can scarcely believe we're here already. My 2021 Christmas is shaping up to be a bit bigger than last year, though still pretty quiet. I'm looking forward to baking, sleeping in, reading,...

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Frosted Cranberry Face Cream

Frosted Cranberry Face Cream

If you subscribe to Humblebee & Me on YouTube you'll know I've been working on my first-ever glycerite (cranberry!)—and today I am incorporating that beautiful bright pink liquid into a moisturizing and soothing Frosted Cranberry Face Cream. Swoon! Want to watch...

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Candlelight Creamy Lip Scrub

Candlelight Creamy Lip Scrub

Today we're stirring up a creamy five-ingredient lip scrub that pairs beautifully with my Candlelight Lip Butter; buff away any dry skin and then spread on some rich lip butter for an indulgent lip-moisturizing experience. Let's get started! Want to watch this project...

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Frosted Cranberry Matte Lip & Cheek Colour

Frosted Cranberry Matte Lip & Cheek Colour

This Frosted Cranberry Matte Lip & Cheek Colour is really neat; it's a hybrid between a matte liquid lipstick and a lip stain. It has a creamy consistency that dries down to a powdery, transfer-resistant finish. Richly coloured, it both wears and re-applies well,...

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Candlelight Rich Hair Mask

Candlelight Rich Hair Mask

Today's Candlelight Rich Hair Mask is a decadent, rich emulsion designed to moisturize and condition the hair. I thought it was a brilliant fit for our indulgent Candlelight theme. I incorporated feedback I've received on previous hair mask formulations from Bees with...

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