Boot and Saddle Soap

Make your own Boot and Saddle Soap and Conditioner to bring new luster to dull leather whether it’s an old saddle that needs new life or a pair of boots that need some TLC!
You’ll Need:
3 1/2 cups water
1/4 cup neat’s-foot oil
3/4 cup Ivory Soap, Grated
1/2 cup beeswax or paraffin, grated

Bring the water to a boil, then reduce heat, adding ivory soap until melted. Add grated wax, once melted, remove from heat and add oil. Stir until thick, and pour into wide-mouth glass mason jar or other comparable containers.

To use, apply with a damp cloth over the leather surface. Buff dry.

NOTE: Neat’s-foot oil may darken some leathers, and items do not seem to take a polish very well after this oil has been applied.

Boot & Saddle Conditioner

3/4 cup olive oil
3/8 cup castor
1/4 cup grated beeswax
1/4 cup carnauba wax
1/4 teaspoon lavender or tea-tree or eucalyptus essential oil

Melt all ingredients in a small saucepan over low heat mixing well. Pour into shallow tin, Let cool completely. To use: Apply Generously to leather with a soft cloth. Let dry and polish gently.

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  1. i see conflicting information about using olive oil (or any “non-animal” oil) on leather. what type of long-term results have you seen with this recipe?


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