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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Thomas Morrison
Thomas Morrisonabout a year ago

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Raymen D.
Past Member about a year ago

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Chris Przybyla
Chris Przybylaabout a year ago

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

Thomas Sir
Thomas Sir2 years ago

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Marcia Machado4 years ago

Thank you.

K s Goh
KS Goh4 years ago

Thanks for the article.

Mary Beth M.
MaryBeth M.5 years ago

good suggestion

Dan S.
Dan S.5 years ago

Do they sell something similar in the furniture stores?