Hello All <3 :bunny: This is my first time experimenting with the soap making process and I've got a couple newbie questions which i'm sure were answered somewhere but seem a bit specific to this experiment of a recipe - I didn't want to wait another few days for some of the other oils I ordered to arrive, so I started a bit prematurely. I didn't have a scale to measure exactly the amount of lye and oils, but used TBLS and TSP to get as exact as possible. The lye is 98.5% pure. I substituted Coconut Milk for the water, using the same amount that the lye calculator says. I also added a teaspoon of honey after the mixture started to get a bit thicker because I wanted it to get more thick faster! Which still hasn't thickened to a cake batter stage yet, it's more like liquidy mustard with some of the oils still remaining on top layer; I've been mixing for about 20-30 minutes already! I know I have used lots of soft oils, over 40% Olive Oil, which I know has a very long trace time, but I'm wondering if there is another variable i'm not considering. Is there maybe a way I can do something to get the mixture to trace faster or just keep using my electric wisk until it gets thick enough? Any help is highly appreciated! Laughing at myself Thanks !!