This is because etching glass, whether done with a chemical etching solution or tumbling in a lapidary-style tumbler alters the surface of the beads. I worked for a long time to get this formula right. All natural ingredients are actually good for your skin, and it will not leave a stain on fabrics. I am working on a new batch that should be ready by April 20th. If you would like a container of this, please send an email and I will add you to the list of balm that will go out on Monday of next week. My Bead Balm comes in one ounce containers (this will last a long time!) and the cost is 12.00 plus 3.00 shipping in the US. Please ask about overseas shipments!