Colorado Leather Balm is nature’s original leather conditioner, traditionally made from all-beef tallow. Tallow is the original fat of the leather, so it is PH-balanced for your leather products from the start. With a natural mix of beef tallow, lanolin, beeswax, and essential oils, Colorado Leather Balm works by replenishing the fats lost during the tanning process, or over time. Tallow is also similar to our own skin’s moisturizers at the molecular level, so it’s not only healthy but also excellent for use on skin, and safe around pets and children!
Colorado Leather Balm is available in two awesome scents: orange-vanilla and citronella. Orange-Vanilla is a pleasant, light scent that is a welcome addition to any leather item. We recommend Citronella for leather used outdoors – looking at you, horse people! Citronella is a natural insect repellent, so this scent is perfect for saddlery and tack.
Use Colorado Leather Balm on boots and shoes, saddlery and tack, handbags, belts, holsters, leather clothing or older, dry leather luggage, furniture or leather car upholstery. Don’t use Colorado Leather Balm on suede or nubuck leathers, or any leather you don’t want to darken. When in doubt, test it out!
Directions for use: Apply to clean, slightly damp leather. Scoop a bit of Colorado Leather Balm out with your fingers and massage into your leather. The heat from your hand helps the balm penetrate deeper into the leather fibers. Bonus: it’s also a great conditioner for your own skin!
Continue applying until the leather is saturated and does not absorb any more balm. Then, let it sit for at least an hour – we prefer to leave it overnight for best results.
Take a clean rag or soft-bristled brush and gently buff until you see a deep, luxurious gleam and the surface of the leather is smooth to the touch and no longer tacky.