Smith's Leather Balm - 1 oz. tin



I get asked a lot, "How should I care for my leather?" Besides not scuba diving in it, treating leather with a high quality oil or balm is the next thing on my list. With a waxy leather already impregnated with oils, such as Horween's Chromexcel, this is less important. But especially if you have bridle or natural veg tanned leather goods, treating it can do wonderful things for preservation and beautification. Dried out leather will crack and deteriorate. Leather balm will keep it soft, supple and healthy. You can use this on anything from belts to wallets to notebook covers to boots and shoes. It will darken some light leathers, so test it first if you are concerned about that. The final photo shows it applied to undyed natural veg leather.

Smith's Leather Balm was created and is made by a husband-wife team in Maine, from three simple and natural ingredients: cocoa butter, beeswax and almond oil--that's it. No petroleum distillates or animal fats. It gives a great finish and also feels good on your hands. We have used and tested many, many leather treatment products and this is one of the best, and we love the simplicity of the recipe. You can read more about the product and the story at

This listing is for a single 1 ounce tin. You should perform thin, sparing applications of the balm with your fingers, a soft cloth or a brush. Frequent thin coats are better than infrequent thick ones. A little goes a long way. Unless your leather collection is really extensive, this jar should last you a while.

If you have a really dry, thirsty leather like an undyed natural veg, you can follow this easy rule of thumb: Apply the balm "once a day for a week, once a week for a month, once a month for a year" and then only as necessary.

Our products are 100% handmade in our little garage workshop in California. No sewing machines, no assembly lines. Just top quality raw materials put together by hand. To learn more, check out Etsy's 2012 feature of my shop: And read more about my philosophy at

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Shipping from United States

All items ship in 1-5 business days, with the exception of belts. Belts are custom sized and ship in 1-2 weeks.

SHIPPING METHODS - USPS only, we do not ship via UPS or FedEx.

Default shipping: First Class Domestic and First Class International. This usually means a couple days or less to the west coast, 4-7 days to the east coast, and 5-14+ days to the rest of the world.

FYI: Tracking is not always updated reliably with First Class Mail. Also, tracking is not updated for First Class International mail once it leaves the USA. If you require international tracking, please upgrade to Priority Mail International.


Priority Mail - The biggest advantage to Priority Mail is that it includes insurance up to $100. Often this is worth the few extra bucks. It is very rare that a package gets damaged or lost, but it does happen. Priority Mail may speed deliver over regular First Class Mail by a day or two, especially effective to the east coast. Usually delivered in 1-3 days. Signature Confirmation available upon request. You can add this option at checkout. 

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Priority Mail International. Usually 6-10 days worldwide. You can add this option at checkout.

Priority Mail Express International. Usually 3-5 days worldwide. You can add this option at checkout.

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations

Just contact me within: 7 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 14 days of delivery

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