Just bit the bullet and bought a whole bunch of butters and oils to play with. Shea Butter, Babassu Oil, Mango Butter, Jojoba Oil, Argan Oil, Meadowfoam Seed Oil, Neem Oil. And Polyglycerol-3 Beeswax, which apparently is a nice beeswax alternative that prevents graininess.
I've used jojoba, argan, meadowfoam and neem directly on my face and I really like them all, so I have plans for making some lotion bars with them for personal use (very light on the neem for obvious reasons). Babassu is for trying that 50/50 deodorant recipe. And I'm definitely going to play around with a dandelion salve once the weeds start blooming.
I've been pouring over the Swifty Crafty Monkey blog, it's opening up a whole other world for me!