Jubilee kitchen wax — aka Johnson’s wax — is back!

Jubilee kitchen wax — is back. I received the news this morning. (Doesn’t this bottle look so pretty at the top of our homepage?) Here’s the scoop, so far:

The consumer sales representative for Malco, Products, Inc. wrote me:

We just licensed Jubilee® Kitchen Wax from SC Johnson and have it available on our website. I was hoping that you might be able to write about the product relaunch so consumers know they can find it now. As of know, it is only available on our website but we plan to have larger distribution soon.

I know that this was a very popular wax back in the day. I think that readers have brought it up before as a product they’d like to see back on the market. Here’s what Malco’s website say Jubilee can be used for:

Jubilee is an easy-to-use liquid furniture wax made especially for protecting while cleaning appliances, Formica laminated plastic, ceramic tile, enamel and wood.

Jubilee cannot scratch, never dulls, is stain resistant and puts down a tough, hard shine that protects surfaces while making spills easier to wipe clean. Jubilee removes: grease spots, soot, lipstick, food stains, crayon, fingerprints and yellow cooking films.

I asked the Malco rep right away, “Is it the same formulation as in the way-back-time-machine days?” She quickly replied:

As far as the formula goes, it is the original formula but we did have to change one raw material that was no longer available and made the product VOC complaint. We also re launched the product Grease Relief last year just FYI!  It is available on our website, Amazon and other online stores.

Can Jubilee really be used to brighten up laminate counter tops?

Grace Jeffers has told me “no” – that plastic doesn’t like wax, it likes polymers, because it’s a polymer. On the other hand, didn’t our moms and grannies etc. use Jubilee a lot a lot?

And look closely at the label in the lead photo on this story: “Fatal if swallowed.” READERS, NOTE!

Disclaimer: Here on the blog, as homeowners ourselves, we may try new cleaning products aimed at solving our own cleaning problems; if we think we’ve found something promising to consider, we may write about it. But, we are not professional chemists or engineers or home economists. So, please: Do your own research into these products and their suitability for your projects before trying them. More info in Terms of Use.


Jubilee kitchen wax video from back the 1960s (?)

Thanks reader Chad for spotting this!

Again, the linky link: Jubilee kitchen wax from Malco Products, Inc.

Readers, do you have memories of using Jubilee? What do you think of this announcement?



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  1. Virginia J. says

    I used Jubilee Kitchen Wax in my kitchen and bathrooms many years ago. Nothing compares to how well is cleans and shines your countetops and bathroom fixtures. Sticky dirt doesn’t want to cling to surfaces cleaned with Jubilee, so clean up is easier.

  2. Elinor Taylor says

    I always used Jubilee to shine and clean my kitchen cabinets and counter tops. Also used it in my bathrooms to clean and shine. I am thrilled that it’s available again !! 😀

  3. Debra says

    So can you use jubilee on Formica or Wilsonart punter tops or not and could you use it on stainless steel appliances

  4. Madelyn says

    In the 1960s mama always used jubilee to make the bathroom tub and sink shine. I’m sure we used it in the kitchen, too.
    Especially on the refrigerator. I am very happy to see it back on the market! I will definitely use it! Yay retro!!!

  5. myra says

    I grew up in the 60’s so I remember this product well. My Mom used it in our kitchen on all the appliances. I use it as well and love it.

  6. Judith Barnett says

    I used to use Jubilee in my kitchen all the time back when you could still buy it and loved the product. I am so happy to see it back!

  7. Patti Nearey says

    Exactly what I was searching for. MY mo used this for years so when I married in 1960 it was logical that I would too. Used it for years and then WHAM it was gone. So happy to see it back.

  8. Julie D says

    Omg! I kept telling my family about this bottle of white liquid that my mom always used twice a month in the whole kitchen … She swore by it…cabinets looked great up until they were replaced many many years later… Could never remember the name I just knew if I saw it! Cannot believe it’s out again… Great!!! just ordered two bottles !!!!!

  9. lynn tausch says

    I have periodically looked for this product since it disappeared. So glad it is available. Nothing since has worked as well.

  10. Peggie says

    Like earlier posts, my Mom used Jubliee in the 60’s and 70’s, then I used it in my kitchens and bathrooms after I got married. It’s been difficult to locate it at times when we moved around the country and into Canada, and I am always on the hunt for it. I will be ordering it online and make sure I keep it stocked in my house.

  11. Tara says

    Just bought two bottles of Jubilee and tried it on my white Kitchen Aid mixer. The yellow gunk in the nooks and crannies slid right off!! Amazing. Also used it on the inside of my front loader washer “glass”. Came out clear as a bell and looking new.
    I love this stuff! Thank you for the recommendation.

  12. Elaine Luzansky says

    We bought Jubilee about 15 years ago, four bottles, and I still have some left as I use it sparingly since I cannot find it in the stores. Now, I am so happy I can get new ones at an Ace Hardware not too far away. Hopefully it is there..Mother used it, and I used it too. Cannot wait to find it again. am a great-grandmother now…

  13. F. Gilkey says

    I have used Jubilee for years. I use both liquid or the spray product.
    When I can’t find Jubilee in the store, I go to the Internet. It cleans and shines and the wax shine lasts for weeks.
    I prefer the spray can because it reaches those hard to reach spots in the kitchen and bath.I have recommended it to many friends.
    What can I say? Great product.

  14. Teresa Johnson says

    I am so happy to know Jubilee Wax product is back.
    My absolute favorite product for my kitchen, appliances, formica and fixtures. I used it for decades. The scent is clean and the low sheen shine is just beautiful.
    My home was never as clean as I wanted without Jubilee.
    If you have NOT ever tried Jubilee you really should give it a try.

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