How to Make Solvent-Free Furniture Polish

Almost all commercially available floor and furniture waxes contain neurotoxic petroleum-based solvents. Neurotoxic chemicals can cause headaches, lack of concentration, irritability, and more, and are best avoided and substitutes used. A few safe commercially available products, such as Furniture Scents, are available online or at health food stores.

Here is a simple, elegant polish formula to make yourself that is solvent free, inexpensive, and easy enough to make. Protect your furniture, your health, and the environment.

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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Chris Przybyla
Chris Przybyla1 years ago

No! Water is not necessary or innocuous in this preparation. Dried/finished wood hates water almost as much as live wood loves it.

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N B.3 years ago

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Marcia Machado4 years ago

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Marcia Machado4 years ago

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K s Goh
KS Goh5 years ago

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Mary Beth M.
MaryBeth M.5 years ago

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