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Homemade Leather Conditioner

Homemade Leather Conditioner

This easy DIY homemade leather conditioner seals and protects against the elements helping your leather look and feel its best for longer.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 15 minutes
Cooling 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 8 ounces
Author Katie Vance



  1. In a small glass pyrex measuring cup, add beeswax and castor oil
  2. Place the pyrex measuring cup in a small saucepan of water on medium heat and melt until completely liquid

  3. Pour into a glass storage container
  4. Allow to completely cool before using
  5. Store in a cool, dry place away from sunlight

To Use

  1. Clean the leather with a wet rag and soapy water, taking care to rinse off all soap.

  2. Allow leather to dry completely. I generally wait 12 hours.
  3. Using a clean rag or your bare hands, apply the homemade leather conditioner in gentle circles until the leather has been completely covered. Wipe off any excess.
  4. Allow the leather to dry once more, another 6-12 hours.
  5. Reapply as needed. I use this every month or more depending on the weather conditions and how much I wear my boots.

Recipe Video


This homemade leather conditioner will darken leather. As it wears off, leather will lighten again.