Category : Hints, Tips and Tricks
3-1/2 cups water
1/4 cup neat's-foot oil
3/4 cup soap flakes (not detergent)
1/2 cup beeswax or paraffin
Heat water to the boiling point, then lower heat to simmer. Slowly add soap flakes and stir gently. Combine neat's-foot oil and beeswax or paraffin in the top of a double boiler. Heat until melted, then stir. Turn heat off and slowly add oil and wax mixture to the soap solution. Stir until thick. Pour into containers and cool. To use, apply with a damp sponge over leather surface. Buff dry with a soft cloth.
Neat's-foot oil may darken some leathers, and items do not take a polish well after this oil has been applied.