Around the second week I whipped up a batch of body butters using a recipe I'd used for many years. Lo and behold, upon testing, I thought I was having a reaction to one of the ingredients - my hands felt like they were burning! At first I thought that maybe it was the glycerin I had recently purchased as glycerin will sometimes do that to inflamed, dry skin. After another day of burning (without the body butter) I started to suspect the peppermint soap was the culprit so I went cold turkey.... and the burning sensation did eventually cease to be an issue. I have always had a healthy respect for the power of essential oils and this certainly brings it all home for me.