Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Recommended Product: Leather Honey

One of my personal goals has been to buy fewer items, so that when I do make a purchase, it's for a nice investment piece. Investment pieces take some love and care to maintain - careful storage during off season, perhaps dry cleaning, etc.
A few weeks ago I noticed that my prized leather jacket was starting to show some signs of wear and tear, even dryness. After much research, I decided to try out Leather Honey. As you'll read on their website:

"...invented in 1968, Leather Honey has been used to rejuvenate and recondition old leather and soften and protect new leather. Made in the USA and sold by the same family for over 25 years as Harness Honey, our non-toxic, water repellent formula penetrates deep into leather's pores..."

I love that the product is non-toxic and made domestically by a family-owned business, and above all, it works really well! So far I've used it on my buttery-soft leather jacket and tougher roper boots, and I had good results with both.

Leather Honey doesn't clean, so you'll need to wipe down the surface first. The instructions suggest applying with a lint-free cloth, paint brush or foam sponge. The product is thick like honey as the name suggests. So I actually used a piece of old pantyhose; I cut off the top part of a pair with control top. I liked how it didn't absorb as much product and it gave me more control over where I was applying the conditioner.

You can find a 8oz bottle at Amazon for $15.95, and trust me, a little goes a long way!


jun said...

Just wanted to let you know that I bought a bottle after reading your post and doing some research. I used it over the weekend on a Henri Bendel clutch and it has made the leather extreeemely supple! Good rec!

Anonymous said...

where did you get your shoes from ??

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