This is the first recipe I have come across which doesn't use turpentine and I was pleased to find this as I have had some difficulty in locating turpentine; I can find a substitute but not the real thing.
85g/3 oz beeswax
30g/1 oz white wax or 1/2 standard sized candle
600ml/1 pint of white spirit
600ml/1 pint of hot water
1 tablespoon washing up liquid
Over a moderate heat and using an old saucepan (certainly not one that you would use for food) melt the wax. Remove from the heat and slowly stir in the white spirit. Mix in the washing up liquid with the water and gently add to the wax mixture. Let it cool, stirring occasionally then put into screw top jars and label very clearly. When using allow the wax some time to sink into the furniture before polishing off with a clean cloth.
Taken from Recipes for a perfect country weekend by Linda Burgess and Sally Anne Scott ISBN 1-85029-333-3