Hi everyone! So to start, I have read all of the blog posts and have followed different recommendations. I am simply out of ideas. My soaps always partially gel. There is usually a ugly gel spot in the middle in varying sizes. Last night I tried two different tactics: Cold method: mold in the freezer, wait until oil and lye water 100 and 110, after mixing immediately put the mold back in the freezer. The slices look like bread. They are creamy ivory but the out edges are darker, like crust. This is the most successful loaf I have ever made thus far. I used a Brambleberry fragrance oil and nothing else. Heat Method: Mix it much hotter, lye water and oil around 125 degrees. Then I put this loaf in an insulated cooler and closed the top. It got so hot that about 2 hours later I checked on it and it cracked on the top so I pulled it out to let it finish saponification while on the counter. Even this did not completely gel. I got the ugly af dark spot in the middle. This had no scents, no oils, no colorants: only 1 oz of finely ground oatmeal. I honestly do not understand how people get soap that is one color all the way through. I am getting discouraged. I mean, I don't care if they look like this for me, but I make these as gifts to family and friends and this just looks so... bad Any ideas?