15 Easy Ways to Condition Leather Boots With Household Items

Condition Leather Boots With Household ItemsSO,

Are you ready to grab some quality hacks to condition your leather boots?

AWEESOME!

And even more,

If you can do that too with your household items?

Excited right?

This post contains 15 proven strategies that are working GREAT right now.

Without further delay,

Let’s get started!

      1. Use HAIR CONDITIONER to Clean Leather Boots
      2. TALCUM POWDER Works Wonders to Remove Grease from Work Boots
      3. Use Paste of BAKING SODA to Remove Stains from Boots
      4. You Can Use a DISH SOAP to Clean the Dirt as Well
      5. Use a SADDLE SOAP to Remove Excess Soil from your Leather Boots
      6. A TOOTHPASTE Can Too Get Rid of the Scuff Marks in your Boots
      7. VASELINE is an Effective Remedy for Stains and Scuff Marks
      8. OLIVE OIL Restores Shine of your Leather Boots
      9. VINEGAR will do away Salt Stains from your Boots
      10. TARTAR CREAM and LEMON JUICE Provide Bleaching Effect
      11. Using Hair Serum can fix things Right
      12. Curd has Luster Restoration Properties
      13. Vegetable oil acts as Good Conditioning Agent
      14. Coconut oil too Works fine as a Conditioning Agent
      15. Using Hair Masks

1.) Use HAIR CONDITIONER to Clean Leather Boots

HAIR CONDITIONER to Clean Leather BootsWell, 

You all are aware of the conditioning effect of the hair conditioner.

It not only smoothens your hair but also gives a healthy shine to it.

The micro fibers of leather are quite similar in texture and behaviour to our hair strands.

Thus,

The hair conditioner works on your leather boots in a similar way.

To begin with, just follow the following steps:

ITEM NEEDED
HAIR CONDITIONER 1
WATER --
TOOTH BRUSH 1
WET PIECE OF CLOTH 1
MIXING BOWL 1

STEP 1: In a mixing bowl mix the hair conditioner with water in a liquid consistency.

STEP 2: Take the tooth brush and rub the mixture of hair conditioner and water in a slow, gentle and circular motion on the leather boots. Keep it for 5 minutes.

STEP 3: Now take the wet piece of cloth and take off the hair conditioner from the leather fibers. Do not over wet the boots with water.

STEP 4: Dry the leather boot under sun or using a hair dryer.

RESULT:

Because of its incredible wax properties, the hair conditioner provides a great assistance in giving the leather boots an effective cleanliness and conditioning.

2.) TALCUM POWDER Works Wonders to Remove Grease from Boots

TALCUM POWDER on BootsI guess grease is a headache to all?

Be it in the kitchen or on your boots grease just refuse to get off!

On the other hand, 

TALCUM POWDER is a source of relief to take off excess sweat from your body. It in fact, works as a natural absorbent in absorbing grease.

ITEM NEEDED
TALCUM POWDER 1
SOFT BRISTLED TOOTHBRUSH 1

STEP 1: Take a generous amount of talcum powder and puff it onto your leather boots. Allow it to set on the boot for 1 hour. The talcum would have absorbed all the grease from the boots.

STEP 2: Now take a soft bristled tooth brush and rub off the excess talcum powder along with the grease and stains from it.

RESULT:

The talcum powder removes all grease from your boots and leaves them fresh and clean. The good news is, there is no chance of the boot to get wet in this process.

3.) Use Paste of BAKING SODA to Remove Stains

Arm & Hammer Pure Baking Soda, 8 oz

Oils stains are the most stubborn marks that refuse to get off from your boots right?

Here’s when BAKING SODA comes to your rescue.

Not sure how to apply?

Here’s how:

ITEMS NEEDED
BAKING SODA 2 TABLE SPOONS
WATER --
MIXING BOWL 1
SPOON 1
WET PIECE OF CLOTH 1
SPRINKLE BOTTLE 1

STEP 1: In a mixing bowl add 2 table spoons of baking soda and add water to make a thin paste by mixing with the spoon.

STEP 2: Transfer the mixture to the spray bottle and spray on the oil stains in your leather boots. Allow it to stay overnight or at least for 3-4 hours and let it dry.

STEP 3: Take the piece of wet cloth and rub the baking soda off the boot. Make sure you do the rubbing part very gently.

STEP 4: Let your boots dry naturally under the sun or dry it using a hair dryer.

RESULT:

Your boots are rid off the stubborn oil stains.

4.) You Can Use a DISH SOAP to Clean the Dirt as Well

DISH SOAP to clean boots

Dish soap never disappoints you with your dishes.

And it won’t either with your beloved leather boots!

Let’s see how:

ITEM NEEDED
DISH SOAP 1
WATER --
MIXING BOWL 1
PIECE OF CLOTH 1
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STEP 1: Take a mixing bowl and mix the dish soap with water.

STEP 2: Take a piece of cloth and dip into the soap solution. Now rub the cloth on your leather boots gently until the stains go off.

RESULT:

The soap being free from harsh chemicals does not harm your leather. Your leather boots will be clean like before without even harming your leather since leather does get affected either by water or by soap.

5.) Use a SADDLE SOAP to Remove Excess Soil from Leather Boots

Fiebing's Yellow Saddle Soap, 12 Oz. - Cleans, Softens and Preserves Leather

Saddle soap helps to remove any trace of dirt from your boots including normal stains and stains created from salt.

You would just the following items:

Now,

Let us have a quick look into the procedure:

ITEM NEEDED
SADDLE SOAP 1
WATER --
TOWEL 1
HORSEHAIR BRUSH 1
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STEP 1: Take a horsehair brush and give your leather boot a little buffing.

STEP 2: Now, work with a towel on the saddle soap to create a light lather.

STEP 3: Grab the towel and rub the lather over your boots, concentrating on areas that need the extra scrubbing.

STEP 4: Don’t forget to dry your boots later.

RESULT:

Your boots are back to the brand new form.

6.) A TOOTHPASTE Can Too Get Rid of the Scuff Marks in Boots

TOOTHPASTE Can Too Get Rid of the Scuff Marks in your BootsStruggling with scuff marks on your leather boots?

Here’s a quick and easy remedy to it with just the simplest thing available at your home…

A toothpaste.

Here’s how:

ITEM NEEDED
TOOTHPASTE 1
TOWEL 1
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STEP 1: Spread a generous amount of toothpaste on the scuff marks of your leather boots. Allow it to stay for 1 hour.

STEP 2: Next take a towel and rub off the toothpaste from the leather areas where you have put the toothpaste.

RESULT:

Your scuff marks are totally gone from your boots without any hassle.

7.) VASELINE is an Effective Remedy for Stains and Scuff Marks

VASELINE is an Effective Remedy for Stains and Scuff Marks

Vaseline does the same job as toothpaste for your leather boots i.e. to take off the scuff marks from your leather boots.

All you need to do is just repeat the same steps as in point number 6, but this time just replace your toothpaste with Vaseline.

8.) OLIVE OIL Restores Shine of your Leather Boots

OLIVE OIL Restores Shine of your Leather Boots

I am a big fan of olive oil and trust it for my skin!

Wondering what does olive oil has to do with your leather boots?

Hold on…

You will be surprised to know that olive oil is an effective agent in restoring shine to your leather boots.

Even,

The steps are as simple as the product…

ITEM NEEDED
OLIVE OIL I BOTTLE
PAPER TOWEL 2
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STEP 1: Pour some olive oil on a paper towel.

STEP 2: Now polish your boots with the paper towel until your leather boot absorbs all the excess oil and leaves no grease behind. 

RESULT:

Your leather boots will shine like never before.

9.) VINEGAR will do away Salt Stains from your Boots

VINEGAR will do away Salt Stains from your Boots

Troubled with salt stains on your leather boots?

I know…

Salt stains are the toughest things to clean and are really irritating.

But,

Do you know that just the handiest vinegar from your kitchen can do the job in just minutes?

Let’s know how…

ITEM NEEDED
VINEGAR 1 TABLESPOON
CUP 1
WATER --
PAPER TOWEL 1

STEP 1: Get a cup of water and pour a tablespoon of vinegar into it.

STEP 2: Then dip a paper towel into the mixture and start cleaning the salt stains from your leather boots.

STEP 3: Next take a dry paper and soak the excess vinegar solution from the boots. 

 RESULT:

The vinegar solution takes away all the salt stains from your boots making it all clean. Just keep in mind to never use vinegar directly on your boots. Always dilute it in water first.

10.) TARTAR CREAM and LEMON JUICE Provide Bleaching Effect

TARTAR CREAM and LEMON JUICE

This procedure is applicable to light colored leather boots only.

OR,

Your dark brown leather boots would be discolored!

Though, 

It is very effective in case of removing stains from the leather:

ITEM NEEDED
TARTAR CREAM --
LEMON JUICE 5 TABLESPOONS
DAMP CLOTH 1
TOOTHBRUSH 1

STEP 1: Firstly, in a mixing bowl mix equal parts of tartar cream and lemon juice to make a thick paste. 

STEP 2: Take a toothbrush to apply the paste evenly all over the boot and leave them to dry for 30 minutes.

STEP 3: Rub off the paste using a damp cloth. Be careful. You must go gentle in rubbing.

STEP 4: Dry the boots outside in the sun.

RESULT:

Being excellent bleaching agents, lemon and tartar cream will bleach all the stains from your leather boots.

11.) Using Hair Serum can fix things Right

A hair serum is used to restore shine to your hair, condition it and remove dullness. This is exactly what the hair serum is going to do for your leather boots!

hair serum to condition leather boots

ITEM NEEDED
Hair serum 1
Mild shampoo 1
Luke warm water --
Towel

Soft bristled toothbrush

1
Hair dryer 1

STEP 1: Take the soft bristled toothbrush and moving in gentle motions clear off the dust from the fibers of the leather.

STEP 2: Now take the hair serum and apply it all over the leather fibers and let sit for 1 hour.

STEP 3: In a bowl mix warm water and mild shampoo.

STEP 4: Using the toothbrush, apply the soapy solution to clean the serum from the leather fibers.

STEP 5: Use the towel to tap-dry the boots.

STEP 6: Dry the leather fibers thoroughly using the hair dryer.

12.) Curd has Luster Restoration Properties

Yes it might sound weird to you; but curd works great as a conditioning agent for hair fibers and just works the same way for leather too!

Curd has Luster Restoration Properties

ITEM NEEDED
Curd  1
Soap water solution --
Clean towel 2

STEP 1: Take a generous amount of curd and apply it all over the leather and let it set for 1 hour.

STEP 2: Take the soap-water solution and using the towel clean the curd from the leather.

STEP 3: Tap-dry with towel.

STEP 4: Use the hair dryer to completely dry the boots.

13.) Vegetable oil acts as Good Conditioning Agent

Vegetable oil has good conditioning properties when applied to leather fibers. It nourishes the leather fibers and restores shine.

Vegetable oil acts as Good Conditioning Agent

ITEM NEEDED
Vegetable oil 1
Tissue paper 4
Soap-water solution 1
Towel  1
Hair dryer 1

STEP 1: Apply the vegetable oil all over the leather area using your finger tips.

STEP 2: Now take the paper towel and dab on the oiled areas to soak in the excess oil on the tissue.

STEP 3: Dip the towel in the soap-water solution and clean the oil from the boots.

STEP 4: Pat-dry the boots using the fresh towel.

STEP 5: Use the hair dryer to air-dry your boots.

14.) Coconut oil too Works fine as a Conditioning Agent

The steps with coconut oil will be the same as vegetable oil and the results too would be the same.

Coconut oil too Works fine as a Conditioning Agent

Just a point to note is that if you live in the cold countries, coconut will tend to solidify too quickly. In that case once you have applied the coconut oil, place the boots in front of a heat source. And don’t you worry about leaving the white cast by coconut oil as we always suggest washing with soap-water solution or mild shampoo after the application of the oil.

Check out our guide whether you can use coconut oil on leather or not?

15.) Using Hair Masks

Hair mask does the work of restoring nourishment and protein to the hair. Likewise it does the same job for leather fibers. You just need to repeat the same steps as detailed with the hair conditioners.

It’s time to be bid Adieu:

Anxious to try these tricks?

Obviously,

You should be if you love your leather boots…

And obviously you don’t want to get stacked in the store room, right?

But,

I am even more anxious to hear from you if my tips were helpful to you.

So,

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