Colorado Leather Balm Nature’s original leather conditioner made from natural, beef tallow, lanolin, beeswax and essential oils safe for leather. Also called “Dubbin” in the leather industry, this conditioner moisturizes and helps waterproof your leather by replenishing the original fats, lost in the tanning process and also over time as the leather dries out. For use on boots and shoes, saddlery and tack, or older, dry leather luggage or furniture. Not appropriate for suede or nubuck leathers. If in doubt, test it out! This product comes in two scents- Orange-Vanilla and Citronella. Orange-Vanilla is a pleasant, light smelling scent that is a good fit on any leather item. The Citronella scent is a better fit for leather used outdoors or anywhere that pests are a concern, including insects and animals, as well as having powerful antibacterial/antifungal properties. Citronella scented Colorado Leather Balm is the recommended scent for saddlery and tack.
Ingredients: Beef Tallow, Lanolin, Bees Wax, Essential Oils.
Directions for Use: Clean leather using a damp cloth rinsed in warm water with a few drops of dish soap (not glycerin based soap- it does not have the right PH balance for leather). When the leather is still slightly damp but clean, scoop a bit of Colorado leather balm out with your fingers and massage into your leather. Continue with applications until leather is saturated and does not absorb any more balm. For best results, let sit 6-24 hours after applying, then take a clean rag (microfiber or an old washcloth both work great) or a soft bristled brush, and gently rub out or buff leather until surface has a deep gleam, is smooth to the touch and no longer tacky. Before you buff out the leather, you might see some white residue- this is just extra balm on the surface- it will buff out. For especially dry leather, this entire process can be repeated multiple times. Note: This product will likely DARKEN leather, as it deeply nourishes, conditions, and protects it. Take special care when conditioning carved or tooled leather or seams- the balm can get stuck down in the carved areas and be difficult to remove later. Lastly, a little goes a long ways!