Is there any trick to adding honey to my goat milk soap that will keep it from darkening the soap? It does lighten up some as it sets up but would like a lighter color bar. I use the honey with oatmeal.
If you don't want dark soap, don't use honey (glucose and fructose). Sugar or maple syrup (both sucrose) will stay lighter. The types of sugars in the honey turn dark when they react with the lye. See: [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNVrCG12iNg&list=UU6NFc1XyVdzuyQw-f9HG42g&index=6[/ame]
Perhaps you are soaping at too hot of a temperature? I get a nice cream color when I use it with my goat's milk OMH. I color half with cocoa powder and leave the other half uncolored and swirl it. Also, if you use too much honey it can cause it to overheat and kind of burn some which will cause it to be darker.