Help! As several of you already know, I'm a really new soaper. I've made a total of three batches, but I'm totally obsessed. I haven't made as much as I'd like partly because of time and energy(I have several chronic illnesses) and a tiny, often messy kitchen. But I have a ton of ideas and things I want to try. So many ideas that, when I do have the opportunity to make soap, I balk. Many of my ideas I'm not ready to make because I lack the ingredients(mostly fragrance oils as many ideas revolve around scent). But I also know the importance of taking things slow and learning different recipes and techniques. There's just so much to try though! I know I have a bad habit of deep diving too quickly so I'm trying to temper myself, which in turn results in this decision paralysis. I'm certain I'm not the only newbie to have this issue. I'd love to hear thoughts and advice on how to approach this. So far I've done: a swirled custom scented soap with the help and under the tutelage of a friend! unscented, uncolored shea (my favorite recipe so far) a hanger swirl, scented soap using the "quick swirl" oil mix from Brambleberry Playing with scent and color as well as formulation are what really get me excited, but what are some basics you recommend first? How did you start?