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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Excellent conditioner for leather goods such as belts, wallets etc

Works well as a leather conditioner.

The best leather balm out there for only 8 bucks! Saved my wallet after it went through washer and dryer.

This was exactly what I needed! My leather items were in need for some serious conditioning and this did the trick! My wallet and purse don’t look so sad anymore. Shipped super fast! Thank you!

Cleaned my leather boots for the first time after almost 4 years. Following up with this stuff gave a great and healthy look to them.

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