May I direct you to the newbie section of the blog where you'll find all the things you'll need to start on this journey! (http://swiftcraftymonkey.blogspot.ca/p/newbie-links.html) What the heck are the water and oil phases? How do I make a body butter? Do I need to add a preservative to this product? All of these questions and more are answered here. You'll also find starter recipes for a variety of products, from anhydrous lotion bars and balms to sugar scrubs and lotions.
I'll warn you again - this is an addictive hobby. You'll find yourself reading ingredient lists in every drug store and make-up shop as you get to know what each thing brings to the mix. You'll start ranting about claims made on commercial products. You'll dream about the differences between mango and Shea butter. And you'll love every minute of it! (One of us! One of us!)