A natural choice of beeswax polish for better results

Suitable for natural woods and veneers, our beeswax furniture polish does not contain silicones, propellant gases or synthetic solvents. Silicones cause blooming on natural wood, whilst propellant gases and synthetic solvents are bad for the environment.

Our beeswax polish will help restore beauty to furniture from the past, whilst caring for, feeding, protecting and enhancing natural woods and veneers of today. We believe our ancestors knew more about caring for natural wood than modern chemists. So, we use an original, traditional 19th century Victorian recipe that was rediscovered in 1979 by Adrian Perkins, the Founder of Cambridge Traditional Products. To this day, we faithfully follow that original recipe, using natural ingredients - mainly natural beeswax and natural turpentine. 

 

Natural beeswax and turpentine designed to feed and enhance wood

Turpentine is a natural solvent, made from distilled pine sap, whilst white spirit is a man made synthetic chemical solvent and an artificial turpentine substitute. Our turpentine is tapped from organic gum trees without harming them. This natural turpentine is what feeds your wood, helping to maintain better quality results, over and above comparative white spirit based furniture polish. White spirit evaporates more quickly, drying out wood instead of feeding it.

In addition our beeswax furniture polish is a cream rather than a paste. Using natural turpentine and a cream polish has the following benefits:

  • Needs less elbow grease
  • Does not produce unsightly build up, which gets caught in nooks and crannies, and sets like concrete
  • A little goes a long way - our cream based beeswax polish is cheaper in the long run, when compared to pastes and aerosols
  • Our beeswax polish does not contain toxic and allergenic toluene
 

How it's made

This tried and tested recipe, passed down from generation to generation, is lovingly handmade in the tiny village of Cottenham in Cambridge, in an equally tiny workshop.

Ingredients

  1. Waxes
  2. Natural turpentine
  3. Raw soap flakes
  4. Water

Ingredients are dissolved in turpentine, and water, by heating them. The two solutions are combined and left overnight in a mixing vat. As the mixture cools an emulsion is created.

1. Lumps of natural beeswax are placed in drums of natural turpentine and heated

1. Lumps of natural beeswax are placed in drums of natural turpentine and heated

3. Jars are filled, weighed, lidded and labelled, also by hand

3. Jars are filled, weighed, lidded and labelled, also by hand

2. Jars are air cleaned by hand to remove dust particles

2. Jars are air cleaned by hand to remove dust particles

4. Jars are packed into boxes and palettes for distribution to international, national and local retailers and wholesalers

4. Jars are packed into boxes and palettes for distribution to international, national and local retailers and wholesalers

 

Where to buy 

Home Care Essentials website → 
Stockists →
Available for export →

We supply agents, wholesalers, retailers and individuals. Talk to us about buying single jars, packs or palettes of our beeswax furniture polish. Wholesale prices available. 

Uses

  • All natural woods such as oak, mahogany, beech and walnut
  • Internal wood products - furniture, doors, windows and floors
  • All wood veneers
  • Antique furniture
  • Furniture restoration, reviving natural wood and covering scratches
  • Historic buildings such as pubs, churches, museums, and other heritage buildings.

Colours

Use the neutral beeswax furniture polish on light or dark wood. Neutral polish will not affect the colour of the wood.

The brown beeswax furniture polish is for medium to dark woods. Use it for:

  • Even better scratch-cover properties than the neutral polish
  • Revive distressed oak
  • Darkening and 'aging' pine
  • Gradually staining light woods - the first application will darken the wood slightly, each subsequent application will darken the tone, and when the desired shade is achieved, you can maintain it with our neutral beeswax furniture polish

Sizes

All sizes are available in neutral and brown beeswax furniture polish.

      • 142g (5oz) jars: available in single jars and boxes of 12  
      • 238g (10oz) jars: available in single jars and boxes of 12
      • 1.8kg (4lb) tins: available in single tins
      • Gift pack - a thoughtful present for those who love and cherish their furniture. It contains 1x  142g (5oz ) neutral beeswax polish, 1x 142g (5oz ) brown beeswax polish and 1x polishing cloth

      Testimonials

      The 17th century oak in the Gallery at Hutton-in-the-Forest now sparkles and shines more than it has for many a long year, thanks to Cambridge Traditional Beeswax Polish
      — Lady Inglewood, Hutton-in-the-Forest