What you'll learn in this mini-course:

  • The ingredients & equipment you ACTUALLY need to get started (you don't need much!)

  • Where to shop to ensure your ingredients are high-quality, ethically sourced, & 100% authentic

  • Seven tried-and-tested, all-natural, beginner-friendly formulations

  • Speed up the fun of DIY skincare without wasting money and time

  • Say goodbye to grainy body butters: Understand WHY butters and balms go grainy and how to fix it (it’s a bit tricky)

  • Learn the truth about using essential oils safely in DIY skincare (Pinterest is lying to you)

  • Uncover the formulation foundation that’ll let you make any DIY Skincare product you can imagine!

  • How to get consistent results with professional (but easy!) techniques

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Perfect Beginner Course

Becky Hosking

The course went at such a perfect pace! I loved reading and seeing what happens when the same ingredients are used in many different ways. After doing this course I now fully understand exactly why formulas will fail if not done properly but now I...

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The course went at such a perfect pace! I loved reading and seeing what happens when the same ingredients are used in many different ways. After doing this course I now fully understand exactly why formulas will fail if not done properly but now I know how to fix it! I loved seeing how many things you can make with simple and easy-to-find ingredients. I needed the basics of how and why percentages are important and this gave the best explanation for a beginner. I give this course a 10/10. I wish it had been around when I was a beginner - so many failures in my past would have been avoided. Some things I already did but now I know why I do them that way even better.

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By far the best beginners course I have ever seen!

Greet Vanlaer

I don't have enough compliments to describe how great Marie's beginners course is. Not only will you learn to create some beautiful products, you will also learn to think about how and why you choose certain ingredients, and what steps to take. In...

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I don't have enough compliments to describe how great Marie's beginners course is. Not only will you learn to create some beautiful products, you will also learn to think about how and why you choose certain ingredients, and what steps to take. In other words: Marie teaches you to think about formulating natural cosmetics, and before you know it, you are formulating yourself. Even if this wasn't your intention, you just discover how fun it all is. Warning: it is addictive! The projects that Marie has selected are of excellent quality and very easy to realize. You don't have to buy tons of materials to make some fantastic products. I'd say, what are you waiting for? The course is free and for a small extra fee you can learn and realize a lot more, and there is a bonus waiting for you. By far the best beginners course I have ever seen!

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DIY Skincare for Beginners

Michelle King

This was an absolutely fantastic course. Marie walks you through the classes step by step and answers alot of questions about problems that you may run into. I loved the videos. It's as if you are there in class and she's making them with you. The...

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This was an absolutely fantastic course. Marie walks you through the classes step by step and answers alot of questions about problems that you may run into. I loved the videos. It's as if you are there in class and she's making them with you. The information Marie has provided is detailed enough for beginners and has helpful links for more in depth information . Marie has out done herself. You can't go wrong with this course. I had so much fun doing this! Thank you Marie for all your hard work ❣️ Absolutely Fantastic!!

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Wonderful Beginners Skincare Course

Melanie Brown

This course is absolutely amazing. The steps are simply broken down which means that it is easy to follow the instructions. Marie has put together beautiful skincare recipes which my daughters loved using. I would definitely recommend this awesom...

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This course is absolutely amazing. The steps are simply broken down which means that it is easy to follow the instructions. Marie has put together beautiful skincare recipes which my daughters loved using. I would definitely recommend this awesome course if you are new to formulating.

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Excellent Course!

Donna Devlin

Very easy to follow, even for novice formulators. Clear and concise directions and explanations of ingredients.

Very easy to follow, even for novice formulators. Clear and concise directions and explanations of ingredients.

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Fantastic!

Denise Fogel

This is a great course for anyone who wants to learn more about formulating skincare not just for beginners!

This is a great course for anyone who wants to learn more about formulating skincare not just for beginners!

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Perfect Course for a Beginner

Renita Brinth

I've learned so much from your teaching approach. The project recipes were basic but you made it so interesting to replicate with the help of your fascinating anecdotes with each formulation. I think I am hooked. Thanks to you Marie.

I've learned so much from your teaching approach. The project recipes were basic but you made it so interesting to replicate with the help of your fascinating anecdotes with each formulation. I think I am hooked. Thanks to you Marie.

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Such a great way to start!

Jeszebella Jaydnn

Marie's time and effort in creating her courses are incredible. From walking through what you need to start with, to breaking down the ingredients, to creating simple, easy and yet oh so good products. This is the perfect way to begin your journey...

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Marie's time and effort in creating her courses are incredible. From walking through what you need to start with, to breaking down the ingredients, to creating simple, easy and yet oh so good products. This is the perfect way to begin your journey in DIY.

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Here's what you'll learn

  • How to create simple balms & butters you love

    Want to make your own skincare, but not sure where to start? Worried about wasting time and money only to make mediocre products you hate?

    I'm sharing seven tried-and-tested beginner-friendly formulations + key skills to get you started on the right foot.

  • The WHY and the HOW

    I'm not just teaching you how to follow recipes: I'm teaching you why each formula is structured the way it is so you can start to actually understand your DIYs.

    You'll learn how to work and experiment the way the pros do so you can begin creating your very own formulations.

  • Why butters go grainy (and how to fix it)

    Have you ever made a body butter that was gorgeous... only to have it go grainy, lumpy, or mealy hours (or even weeks) later?

    Learn WHY this happens and how to fix it for perfectly smooth butters and balms—every time.

As featured in

Bramble Berry
Mother Earth News Fair
Willow & Sage
Redbook
Good Housekeeping

Bonus: 8 Formulation Spreadsheets + My Personal Formulation Template Spreadsheet

Your interactive formulation companion

The paid version of the course includes interactive spreadsheets for all the formulations, as well as versions that add vitamin E and essential oils. I've also included my formulation spreadsheet template to help further accelerate your learning!
A laptop computer displaying the course with an iPad next to it displaying the spreadsheet bonus.

Everything you'll receive

  • Instant, ad-free access to the entire course (that doesn't expire)

  • On-demand, highly detailed video tutorials

  • Shopping lists + links to preferred suppliers

  • Seven unique formulations, with variations to include essential oils

  • Formulation insights & experimentation guidelines

  • Guidelines for safely incorporating essential oils

  • BONUS: Downloadable formulation spreadsheets + spreadsheet template

Who is this for?

✅ Beginner to intermediate formulators

✅ DIYers who want to understand both the HOW and the WHY

✅ Makers who want to start making and formulating their body butters and balms

✅ People who are excited to experiment and try new things

✅ Those who already have some basic ingredients and equipment OR are willing to invest at least $50USD to get started

Who is this not for?

❌ Makers looking for an advanced course.

❌ Students looking for a course with full, ongoing support & tutoring.

❌ Those looking to learn how to make emulsions and other hydrous formulations.

❌ Makers who want specific instruction on how to work with a wide variety of ingredients; this course uses an intentionally small selection of easy-to-get ingredients.

❌ Students who want to learn how to work with emulsifiers and preservatives.

❌ Makers who are unable to invest at least $50USD into basic ingredients, equipment, and packaging.

❌ People looking for one-on-one coaching or tutoring.

❌ Individuals looking to start a business as soon as they finish this course.

FAQ

  • Does this mini-course include tutoring/on-going support?

    No; in order to keep this course as accessible as possible, both the free and the paid versions of this mini-course are entirely self-serve.

    I have worked very, very hard to make it as all-encompassing as possible. My 30+ beta testers really put it through its paces to try to ensure there are no big “huh??” moments :).

    If you need additional support I recommend becoming a Humblebee & Me patron at the "Office Hours" tier; this includes two live 'office hours' sessions each month where you are welcome to ask questions.

  • How do I access the course?

    To access the course after you've purchased it you'll log in on here (there's a sign in link at the top of this page).

  • How is the paid course different from the free course?

    The free course is designed for brand new makers, while the paid course is designed for aspiring formulators. You will learn the same basic skills (like using a scale to weigh out ingredients) in both, but the paid version contains a ton of additional information aimed at helping you begin to formulate vs. simply follow recipes.

    If you're at the point in your making journey where you're wondering "why is that included? How can I modify this formulation? How can I start creating my own formulation?"—the paid version is for you!

    For a very detailed breakdown of the differences, click here.

    You can definitely do the free version of the course first and decide later if you'd like to upgrade! Click here to sign up.

  • Are these formulations all natural?

    Yes!

  • Are the formulations vegan?

    Three of the seven formulations taught are vegan; the remaining four contain beeswax. Several vegan beeswax alternatives are discussed in the course.

  • Will this teach me how to make chemical-free skincare?

    No; and that's simply because literally everything is chemicals. The water you drink, the air you breathe, and the food you eat are all made up entirely of chemicals. "Chemical" doesn't mean something is bad—it really just means it exists :)

  • How much is the mini course?

    The course is $129USD. If that is currently out of your budget, please sign up for the free version instead :) Click here to do that.

  • Do the course videos have closed captions?

    Yes! All course videos have English closed captions.

  • Can I get a refund?

    If you are uncertain about purchasing the course I recommend starting with the free email version; you can then decide if you'd like to upgrade to the paid version.

    If you do purchase the paid mini course and are not satisfied, request a refund within 14 days of purchase and I'll refund you.