If you feel a little residue on fingers after moulding a beeswax wrap, rub both hands to rub it in. It’s good for your skin, like a salve.
Are they Queen Bee wraps or another brand? All recipes are different, some use more resin, some less. Some recipes use coconut oil or pine tree resin. Our wraps are made with food grade beeswax, plant resin from the dammar tree and jojoba oil (which is a wax). Wraps made with just beeswax are slightly sticky but it is the inclusion of plant resin that helps the wrap stick to itself, china or glassware.
The beeswax wrap stickiness is activate from the warmth of your hands or room temperature, when cold they are not very sticky. Over time the stickiness wears off, lasting up to a year. To make the bee wrap last longer use alcohol-free dish detergent like Ecover.