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.
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.
To truly respect heritage, and produce our range to such high original standards, our products are made by hand, in our Cambridge workshop.
Where to buy
Our very own safe and secure online shop
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Here's what some of our happy customers have to say about our natural handmade bees wax products.
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.