Newbee soap maker here,
I just tried making a batch of cold process soap, got toward the end where I thought I was starting to get "trace" I had added a couple ounces of pre-melted beeswax, everything still ok. Then I added my final ingrediant of honey (2ounces) and I think that is when bad things started to happen. I noticed the opeac mixture was starting to (what I believe)
"trace" then I noticed a red blob in the middle that spread everywere in the pan, then turned brown. Then it got worse as the mixture started to separate and look like brown cottage cheese. My temperatures were around 120 deg. It seemed like it happened just after I added the honey.
Any ideas? Is the honey idea a big no no? I noticed there was no plug-in for the honey ingred on the lye calculator I was using.