All-Natural, Authentic Leather Care

Step By Step Videos & Instructions make it super simple and easy for in-home leather care

Step 1 - Clean | Step 2 - Condition

It's as simple as that!

Saddle Soap Cleaning: Quick Step-by-Step Video

To clean leather, first dust with a dry cloth. Follow this with Saddle Soap, applied to a soft damp cloth in light circular motion to remove any dirt or grime. Test a small corner before cleaning the entire leather article. If leather is hand dyed or contains natural pigments, colour bleed might happen. Some bleed is okay, but some dyes may not hold up to a water-based cleaning. Proceed only if you are okay with the colour test.


Step-by-Step Directions

(1) Using a damp cotton cloth or an applicator brush, work up a lather and clean in circular motions.

(2) Once an area has been lathered up, wipe it down with a clean cloth. You will see the cloth draws out quite a bit of dirt, depending on how often you clean.

(3) The Saddle Soap will draw out all dirt, salt stains from sweat, and to some extent, stains on the leather. 

How often should you clean?

On a regular basis, clean and condition every 6 months. Otherwise, as required. Always follow up with Leather Balm for full grain aniline leathers.

Cleaning with Saddle Soap before using Leather Balm is always a best practice that will remove dirt and help the Balm absorb deeper into the leather thus conditioning it much better.

Leather Balm Conditioning: Step-By-Step Video

Whenever leather feels dry, rough or hard over time, nourish it with a small amount of Leather Balm with a soft cloth, or apply by hand. Remember, a little goes a long way.


Step-by-Step Directions for Applying Leather Balm

(1) Apply a very small quantity of the balm with your fingers in circular motions. You can also use a soft cotton cloth. The balm warms up as you massage it into the leather and gets soaked into the surface.

(2) Rub the balm into the leather in circular motions, working it into the leather. Finish applying on entire leather article.

(3) If required, repeat after first round. Make sure not to dab a lot into one area as it can significantly darken some areas of leather.

(4) How to know you are done? The leather will darken after applying the balm. The leather will also become very supple when you finish applying the Balm to it.

A FEW NOTES: The more you apply, the darker the leather will get. Give it a few days and it will get much lighter. The darkening isn't a good or bad thing - it is a personal preference, and an indicator of how saturated the leather is getting with the Balm.

Conditioning is always a good idea as it prolongs the life of the leather.

All grain leathers are not the same. Leathers such as oil-pull up leathers have a higher oil content in them, and need less conditioning, while other leathers may have a lower oil content and need more conditioning. 

Depending on how dry your leather article looks and feels, use Leather Balm once every 3-6 months. If it hasn't been cleaned, use Saddle Soap before conditioning with Leather Balm.

Care Guide

Leather & Water

Leather is not waterproof! If leather gets wet, the most important thing to remember is to let it dry slowly. Gently dab with a dry cotton cloth and leave it in a dark, airy place, stuffed with a cloth / padding to retain its shape as it is drying. Once completely dry, condition it with some Leather Balm. Never Use a Blow Dryer.

Leather & Mold (a.k.a. Fungus)

If you have trouble keeping your leather goods free from mold, or fungus follow these instructions.

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