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Cambridge Traditional Products
Traditional, natural, handmade beeswax products

Natural. Traditional. Handmade.

Natural handmade beeswax products for all kinds of wood and furniture restoration, and crafting projects. Made the traditional way, in a tiny workshop in Cottenham, Cambridge. Enjoy heritage. Enhance something. Harm nothing.

 
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Natural ingredients

We choose to use turpentine, a natural solvent, made from distilled pine sap. The alternative is cheaper white spirit, a man made synthetic chemical solvent, that does not provide the same quality standards. We also use natural beeswax, made with the help of lots of hard working bees. Our products do not contain any harmful silicones, propellant gases, or synthetic solvents.

Traditionally made

Central to our ethos is a traditional 19th century Victorian recipe and process. It was rediscovered in 1979, by Adrian Perkins, the original owner of Cambridge Traditional Products. To this day, we faithfully follow that original recipe, so you can enjoy heritage, enhance something, and harm nothing.

Handmade

To truly respect heritage, and produce our range to such high original standards, our products are made by hand, in our Cambridge workshop.

Products

As well as using natural beeswax, we use natural turpentine instead of white spirit. By respecting traditional recipes and using natural turpentine, we produce better quality products, so you get remarkable results in your wood and furniture restoration, and crafting projects. Try our products. We're confident it'll be a trial with no error.

 
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Where to buy

Individuals

Online
Our very own safe and secure online shop

Locally
A list of all the companies that stock our products in the UK, Europe and Japan

 

Wholesalers and Retailers

We already supply a range of wholesalers across the UK. Talk to us today to discuss how your business can stock our products.

 

International exports

We already have several international clients in countries such as Japan, Germany and Holland. Talk to use today if you’re interested in importing our products.

About us

Our team believes in heritage, quality and responsibility. We produce natural beeswax polish, beeswax sticks and other products in the traditional and natural way.

 
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Cambridge Traditional Products

We are guardians of an original 19th century Victorian recipe for beeswax furniture polish, handed down to us by Adrian Perkins who discovered it in 1979. Our natural, handmade, traditional approach stems from this small piece of history.

 
Factory area enclosed with insect mesh to stop bees killing themselves in the wax - Cambridge Traditional Products

Bee friendly

We make every effort to ensure we are bee friendly. For instance, we’ve enclosed some areas with insect mesh netting to stop bees accidentally killing themselves in the hot wax as its being poured.

 
Our beeswax furniture polish is being used to restore 19th century oak choir stalls at St Mary-le-Tower Church in Ipswich

Our beeswax furniture polish is being used to restore 19th century oak choir stalls at St Mary-le-Tower Church in Ipswich

Charity support

We are proud to support charity restoration projects — we are able to donate beeswax furniture polish to people involved in restoring historic buildings like churches, museums and public buildings. Contact us to tell us about what you are doing and we will donate our beeswax polish to projects we feel can benefit.

 
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Testimonials

Here's what some of our happy customers have to say about our natural handmade bees wax products.  

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
 

Articles

We regularly write articles with tips on how to get the most out of our products and an exploration of some of their less obvious uses. Topics are related to our natural hand made products and include crafts, furniture care and restoration, outdoors and boating and building restoration.