Do you gel all your soaps? I use to not worry about it. But then sometimes I got partial gel and didn't like the look of it. Then I started gelling everything. But now I'm getting ready to work with color more and am thinking of proactively trying not to gel. If I oven process them they are definitely darker. I know some of it is my oils....RBO, OO, and palm I'm told tend to darken. BUt I can see a definite difference in the ones that gel from those with the same recipe that didn't gel.