One-on-One Consulting

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Are you working on a formulation that just isn’t cooperating?

Perhaps you’d like to create a brand new formulation, but you’re not sure where to start?

Was your favourite face wash or lotion discontinued, and now you’re determined to figure out how to make it yourself?

Are you launching your brand and you’d like some help with the design or website?

I’d love to help 😄

We’ll do a deep dive into your formulation problem and identify possible issues.

Maybe your emulsifier isn’t playing nicely with another ingredient. Perhaps you’re missing a key ingredient the original brand used and we’ll have to find an alternative.

Whatever it is, we’ll figure out some solutions, experiments, and workarounds to get you back on track.

Marie Rayma’s one-on-one consultations have been an absolute game-changer for me. Her personal connection and unwavering dedication to helping her clients are truly remarkable. From the very first session, it was evident that she took the time to genuinely understand my unique needs and challenges, making me feel heard and valued. Marie’s expertise shines through in every interaction, and her tailored guidance has proven invaluable in helping me achieve my goals. Her deep knowledge and insightful advice have not only propelled me forward in my journey but have also instilled a newfound sense of confidence and motivation. I can’t recommend Marie Rayma’s one-on-one consultations enough – they are a transformative experience that delivers results and personal growth in abundance.

Courtney

Marie has been an invaluable asset helping me with formulas that have been tricky to master! With her extensive knowledge of ingredients, she consistently demonstrates not only her expertise but also her dedication. Beyond her technical skills, Marie’s friendly demeanor and approachable nature make collaborations a breeze. Anyone looking for a top-notch formulator and brand strategist would be fortunate to work with her.

Leanna

Areas I can help with

Troubleshooting

Is your formulation not working the way you want it to?

We’ll break it down, identify reasons why it might be misbehaving, and create a list of possible solutions and experiments to help you solve the problem.

Branding

Launching your first brand?

I have a Bachelor of Design Honours and have done professional design work for companies like Neals Yard Remedies and The North Face. I can help you with your branding; everything from defining your brand’s “north star” to which fonts to use.

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Formulation Coaching

Maybe you’ve got an ingredient list for a beloved discontinued face lotion, or you’re looking to create the cleanser or your dreams.

I can help coach you through the formulation process. We’ll create a starter formulation together so you’ll not only have a starting point for this project, but a better idea of where to start your next one.

Web Design

Is your online store not looking as spiffy as you hoped it would?

Templates are a good place to start, but they’re usually only about an 80% solution. I can help you implement custom design styles using CSS to make your website stand out.

Ideas + Brainstorming

Have a loose idea for something awesome, but no idea where to start?

I can help you transform that idea into a starter formulation so you can get to work.

Photography

Looking to improve your product photography for your brand or social media?

I can help with that. I’ve been taking beautiful photos of handmade creations for over 15 years, and would love to help you level up your imagery.

I have had such a wonderful year as a Patreon and recently doing one-on-ones with Marie. I have gone from scenting pre-made lotion bases to feeling confident enough to make my own from scratch. The personal time Marie has given me to help create my own formulas even though I have no specific education has been life-changing! I can’t wait to see what this next year as a Patreon brings as I start my own line thanks to the confidence and education from Marie!

Becky

Working with Marie is truly a great experience. She is very knowledgeable, professional, and approachable. Every meeting I’ve had with her so far has provided me with a deeper insight into my current goals. She’s also honest, she doesn’t sugarcoat anything unless of course it’s a sugar scrub. I am so glad I upgraded to the One-on-One Consultations tier and I can say that this has been a good investment for me. May God continue to bless her and her business.

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Who is this for?

Makers who:
R Want to learn & grow
R Are willing to work on their formulations on their own
R Understand formulating takes time & determination
R Can comfortably afford this call

Who is this not for?

Makers who:
Q Want to be handed a finished formulation
Q Aren’t willing to experiment, test, and try
Q Are looking for help formulating drugs (like sunscreen) or miracles (like curing baldness or cellulite)
Q Are looking for help with large batch manufacturing

How does this work?

  1. Book and pay for your consult through Calendly using the link at the bottom of the page. Be sure to include as much detail as possible in the booking form about what you’re looking for help with so I can prepare for your session.
  2. You’ll receive an email from Calendly confirming booking. This email includes the Zoom link for our call. If you don’t already have Zoom, download it now. It’s free and you don’t need an account. I recommend planning to take the call on a computer rather than a tablet or phone. This email also includes links to cancel or re-schedule, if needed. Cancellations and re-scheduling must be done at least 24 hours in advance of the call.
  3. You’ll also receive email reminders 24 hours before the call and 1 hour before the call.
  4. Click the Zoom link a minute or two before the call starts to join the call.
  5. We’ll chat!
  6. You’ll go off and get to work implementing the strategies we discussed.

Your Consulting Options

FAQ

Do you have any cheaper options for one-on-ones?

Yes; through my Patreon. My top-tier patrons get monthly 30-minute one-on-one consultations with me. This tier is capped at fifteen people, and is $50USD/month.

This tier is usually sold out; when spots open they tend to fill within a day. When I notice an opening I announce it to my patrons first, so if you’d like one you might consider becoming a patron at a lower tier.

What other options do you have for formulation help?

My “The Monthly Collection + Office Hours” tier patrons are invited to two “office hours” sessions each month. This is a great way to get formulation help if you need 5–10 minutes of assistance once or twice a month.

Just like office hours with a TA, they are welcome to pop into the call/meeting with any questions they might have, or just to say hi. The calls are not recorded. Each session runs approximately 45–60 minutes and typically has 6–10 people in attendance.

You can learn more and join over on my Patreon.

What if you can't help me?
When you send in the pre-call form, be sure to share what you need help with in as much detail as possible. I’ll get in touch if I think I won’t be able to help; you’ll be refunded and the consult will be cancelled.

If you believe you got no value from your consultation I will refund you.

Can we cover multiple topics?
Yes, if there’s time. If you’d like to cover multiple topics please ensure you list them in order of importance. In my experience, it’s unlikely we’ll have time for more than two topics unless your questions are very brief.
Cancellations & rescheduling

Rescheduling: Consultations can be cancelled or re-scheduled up to 24 hours before the session.

Refunds: I will issue a refund up to 24 hours before your consultation. If you cancel less than 24 hours before your consultation you will not get a refund.

Late log-ons: If you’re late, that will eat in to your time slot. Your consultation begins at the booked time and date.

Can I get a detailed invoice for business/tax purposes?

Of course! By default you’ll get a digital receipt; please let me know if you need something more detailed and I’m happy to create one and send it over after our consult.