Hi everyone, I appreciate some thoughts about the soap I just made. I've used beeswax, shea and honey a couple of times before, but this time something went wrong! There are little brownish and white spots in the soap. Here's the recipe: Olive oil 70% Coconut oil 13% Shea butter 10% Castor oil 5% Beeswax 2% Total oils: 500 grams Goat milk as liquid 2:1 GM to lye ratio Additive: 1 teaspoon honey Essential oils: juniper, litsea and orange blend (smells wonderful!) at 3% I dissolved the lye in frozen goat milk. That was fine. It was about room temperature when I added it to my oils. My oils: I combined my liquid oils (OO and CO) in one bowl and melted the shea, beeswax and honey together in a glass bowl in the microwave. Even at this point I noticed something was off, because there were what looked like little bubbles of oil that wouldn't combine with the rest. I wasn't sure if I had overheated or not heated enough. (Why didn't I stop at this point and reflect on the situation??!! Good question!) I then heated the OO and CO just a little so that the other mixture wouldn't solidify upon contact. I combined all the oils, added the GM/lye mixture, and the soap traced normally. I've done a zap test. No zap. Are the spots unmelted beeswax? Separated shea? Honey? (I searched the forum and found out there's such a thing as honey dots.) The texture of the brown spots seems soft, but there is also something that feels grainy in the soap. I've searched the forum for better (smarter!) ways to add honey, so I'm not asking anyone to repeat advice that's already been given. I just really wanted to know what the problem is and if the soap is okay to use. It's just for personal use.