Hi there, As you see above I am very new to the soap making game and am looking for some help or tips. I'm starting myself with melt and pour as it seemed like a good place to dip my toe in but I am having issues with my base. My bases seem to be hardening to quickly, and by this I mean O]once I have finally gotten it to melt, I use a microwave, by the time I add the colour and fragrance it's starting to harden and getting a skin on it. This makes it really hard to pour in to multiple molds because by the time I get to the third or fourth mold the base is almost to hard to pour. I'm getting the base to 140F and I don't want to go higher as I don't want it to boil. I've watch many YouTube videos where they add everything and move stuff around and do things then pour and it all still fluid. What am I doing wrong? Second thing. I seem to be getting little bubbles in my soap no matter how gentle I stir it and how much rubbing alcohol I spray on it at the end, though with the above problem I have to have a second person spraying as I pour. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I feel like such a noob that knows nothing.