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


Robert O.
Robert O5 years ago

Thanks Annie.

Chris Ray
Chris R6 years ago


Janna Spektor

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