I used the dbl boiler method and this happened. I am new to soap making but have been making M&P since last year and never had this problem. What’s happening to the base? Hopefully, someone can tell me. It gooped up before it melted. My conclusion: I am staying away from Stephenson’s. I am attaching two pics to show what keeps happening to it. Is it bad base? by the way, the shadow is my phone...oops. I’m stumped.