HOW TO CLEAN AND CONDITION LEATHER
The only thing you need to take care of your product is to use neatsfoot oil or olive oil.
- Using a clean, slightly damp cloth, gently wipe down your leather to remove any visible grim or dirt so nothing gets caught in the leather pores (this is particularly important for older, much-loved leather goods).
- Allow to air-dry. Do not dry using external sources of heat like ovens or hair dryers.
- Start with a small, fingernail-sized amount of oil or leather balm in the palm of your hand, on a plate, or dabbed on a clean, dry cloth. This will allow you to monitor how the leather responds. You can always add more, bit by bit.
- Test small amount on a hidden patch of leather to preview results. Using your hand, you can start gently rubbing the oil into the leather using a circular motion. You can also use a clean, dry cotton cloth by dabbing the cloth in the oil and gently rubbing it over the leather in a circular motion.
- The leather will start to absorb the oil or balm immediately. The appearance may initially darken, but over the next 24 hours, it will return to its natural state.