The bees wax and shea were both white. I don't know if they were refined or not. I've never made a goat's milk soap. Thanks for the info on oxides.Are your bee wax and shea unrefined? If so, maybe they are contributing to the tan color. Do you use goat milk? You didn’t mention it, but your soap looks the same color as a soap I made with fresh goat milk that gelled. I asked about oxides recently and the advice was to disperse in water and go lightly, like maybe 1/8th to 1/4 of a tsp ppo. Here’s the link to that thread.