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Solvent-Free Furniture Polish

Solvent-Free Furniture Polish

Do you have a furniture polish that isn’t made of solvents?

Although I’ve looked far and wide, I can’t find commercially available floor and furniture waxes without toxic solvents. I was discouraged until I finally made a successful face cream by emulsifying waxes and oils-and you know you can’t put toxic solvents in a face cream-and it dawned on me that I could use the homemade cream for waxing floors, furniture, and cars, too. It works beautifully!

Basic Polishing Cream Waxing Formula

  • 4 ounces oil (2 1/2 ounces olive oil or jojoba, 1 1/2 ounces coconut oil)
  • 1 ounce beeswax
  • 1 ounce carnauba wax
  • 4 ounces distilled water

Melt the oils and waxes in a double boiler over medium heat. Remove from the heat, pour in the water, and mix with a hand mixer until thick and creamy. Dab some cream onto a soft cotton rag and rub into the furniture. Buff and polish until the oils are well worked into the wood.

Shelf Life: 6 months to a year

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Annie B. Bond

Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.


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12:02PM PDT on Aug 17, 2012

Thanks Annie.

9:10AM PDT on Oct 18, 2011


4:07PM PDT on Jul 18, 2007

Thanks a lot; I used it and it's great!

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