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. 

Update 2018, I see it’s now on Amazon, click here (note, links to Amazon may earn me a commission if you buy anything):

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.

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 Service.

And on Amazon here or:


  1. Margaret Cleary says:

    My dresser’s Formica top, my bike, the painted kitchen chairs, just about everything in my house growing up got Jubileed and I’ve been moaning about its disappearance for years. Hooray!

  2. Jan says:

    I was thrilled to be able to purchase, through the Vermont Store, Jubilee. Growing up in the 60’s and 70’s, we always cleaned with it. A great product!!
    What happened to the fragrance? It used to be so pleasant and is now like a product from our mechanic’s shop. Consequently, the items that were “cleaned” don’t smell that way????

  3. Kathy Putman says:

    I’m so glad! Got mine already, not the spray can, hopefully if enough of us old timers request it they will make it too. Same smell, same shine and grease and print resistance as before!

  4. Barbara Richmond says:

    I looked all over for Jubilee Kitchen Wax, finally found it at ACE Hardware and on the way home while reading the bottle discovered the bottle states NOT FOR USE ON GRANITE OR STAINLESS STEEL. Why not? I wanted to use the Jubilee on my granite counters. What’s up with this?

  5. I used Jubilee Wax for yrs.
    I w/ cleaning these old Formica c/tops this morn. & decided to google if I can use Johnson’s Floor wax on my counters.
    Then , info popped up on the very thing I used for yrs.
    W/ like to know if Kroger/ Euless ,Tx
    w/be carrying it again?

    1. Pam Kueber says:

      Carolyn, this is also available on amazon — http://amzn.to/2zUwvpp (note, link earns me a small commission if you buy anything.)

      Otherwise, to find out where you can buy it click on the links (brite bold blue text) to contact the company to get location info. Good luck.

  6. Kathy says:

    I love Jubilee Kitchen Wax!
    The label says not to use it on stainless steel, but I tried some on an inconspicuous spot on my fridge and ended up doing the entire freezer door and then the French doors, too. It worked better than any other stainless cleaner I’ve ever used. I also use it once a year on my Caesarstone countertop, my tile floors and my Carrera marble tile floor in my bathroom.
    Jubilee Kitchen Wax is great!
    I’m going to test it out on an old wooden end table to see what happens …

  7. Carl Metzler says:

    When I was a kid in the late fifties one of my household chores was to use this stuff on the kitchen cabinets. Takes me back.

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