This is a partly saponified emulsion of wax, which has been sold extensively as a furniture polish. It may be prepared from ordinary beeswax, but the cheaper Japanese wax answers quite as well. Boil one part of yellow soap aud three parts Japanese wax in twenty-one parts of water, until the soap dissolves. When cold it has the consistency of salve, and will keep in closed vessels as long as desired. It can be used for polishing carved woodwork and for waxing ballroom floors, as it is cheaper than the solution of wax in turpentine, and does not stick or smell so disagreeably as the latter.