Hi! First post on soap making! I have been making bath bombs for a while now and am ready to try my hand with making soap. I have weighed my options and have decided I want to get into cold process since I want to be able to control the ingredients more than you can with M&P. I have been watching the Soap Queen videos since I know almost nothing about soap making but really want to pick it up. I am planning on trial and error-ing the crap out of it until I come up extremely confident enough in my soap making abilities to be able to be consistent and whatnot to gift and sell them. I am about to order supplies and ingredients and have done a bit of research but I did have a few questions for you lovelies! First, what kind of mold would you suggest for me? I want it to be good for now and maybe later when I want to maybe make slightly bigger batches of soap. Next, what is the best superfatting percent? I am relying pretty heavily on my calculator for right now since I'm so new to some of this. Another, where is the best storage for my new pretties after it is unmolded? I have wire shelves in my room that are pretty well ventilated so that's where, but what should I keep them on? Would cookie sheets work? How long is the ideal timeframe to unmold? As for colorant, what would be your choice for a beginner? I know there are natural colorants and oxide, micas, lab colors, non bleeding colors. I plan to try everything out over time and see what I like best for each kind of soap I want to make and I want to play with some of everything and get my groove going. I was just wondering since I am not able to buy ALL THE THINGS right away, what would you try first? I think lastly I would just like to ask if you have any pointers for starting out. Any additives you suggest, what can be interchangeable in a recipe and what cannot? Not asking for specific recipes, I just want to make sure I'm not cutting anything out that really needs to be in there. I am going very simple since I am planning on doing other products like bath bombs, scrubs etc. Just to be clear, I am planning LOTS of testing, tweaking, allowing time for everything to cure, making sure everything is super quality and very consistent before I go anywhere with selling or gifting so I don't want you to think I'm just trying to hurry up and sell. I'm not trying to quit my day job, I've just been interested for a while and in talking about it lightly with friends, family, acquaintances, strangers, grocery store clerks in light conversation I have found an interest in a possibility of selling locally or to people I know small scale. If it grows as time goes on cool, but my first priority is quality of what I do and getting everything perfect first and foremost. Any tips are appreciated!