DIY Leather Conditioner

Always be safe wear safety glasses, Gloves, and be careful with Hot water, do not get ingredients into eyes or mouth.

Before we jump to these homemade leather conditioners, we request you to apply any of them at some hidden corner first. In this way, you can check the results of the conditioner, and if the results are not harmful, go to the whole surface. Your leather product is the first priority to us, we do not want to make it look ugly or bad at any cost.

This is our favorite Recipe to make at New Day Reuse

This is an easy recipe for DIY Leather Conditioner and Cleaner

½ cup white vinegar (Dollar Tree or any Large Retailer in food isles)
¼ cup coconut or olive oil (Dollar Tree or any Large Retailer in food isles)
½ tsp. Liquid dish soap (Dawn is best but any other quality dish soap will work)
5 drops orange essential oil (optional we never use this)
5 drops clove essential oil (optional we never use this)


Non Spray bottle

The essential oils is great to give new life to your living room couch or the interior of the family minivan (also boots, purses, wallets, belts, and other leather items).  Made with simple household ingredients and a few favorite essential oils it is a safe and cost-effective alternative to commercial products. The Oils can help eliminate unpleasant aromas.

This homemade leather cleaner and conditioner removes dirt and stains and leaves your leather shiny and smooth, my minivans interior looks almost new despite the daily beatings it receives from kids stepping on the seats, spilling drinks, and sliding in and out with shoes, countless toys, and rough blue jeans!

DIY Leather Conditioner and Cleaner Recipe


  • ½  cup  white vinegar
  • ¼ cup coconut or olive oil (Coconut Oil is best)
  • ½ tsp. Liquid dish soap (Dawn is best)


  • We suggest a Small non spray bottle because the conditioner will get thick in time.

In order to make the Coconut Oil turn into a liquid put the container with the oil into a Hot water (Not Boiling, Just hot) container and make sure water does not enter the inside of the oil container. When the Coconut Oil turns into a clear liquid measure out the amount you desire or the 1/4 cup we suggest. Don’t worry the remaining Coconut Oil it will harden and turn into the original color again.

Now when you have everything into your bottle cover the bottle and shake the bottle and let it sit for about 30 minutes then shake again. 

Now you’re ready to start Giving new life to your Leather goods.

Other methods To Make Your Own Leather Conditioner

Having products made up of leather is always cool and satisfying. But it is always a tough task to take care of your leather products and keep them in the best situation.

When we see cracks on our hands and body, what do we do then? The answer is very simple, we put some lotion to moisturize that part so that these cracks may heel soon. The same rule applies to our leather products to make them secure from cracks and destruction.

To protect your leather products like Leather jacket, leather-made sofa, leather chairs, leather shoes, and other leather-made products, you need different leather conditioners.

In this article, we are going to help you out and teaching you how to make your own leather conditioner at home.

Home Made Leather Conditioners

When it comes to leather conditioners, you can find many leather conditioners in the market. Some of them are very expensive and it would be difficult to buy for you.

But do not be afraid at all of losing your beloved leather sofa or chair or other leather-made products as we are going to give you a very affordable solution. You can make your own leather conditioner at home by using some daily use products easily. This means this conditioner is affordable as well as the best in quality.

Scroll down to find these conditioners and apply one of them to protect your swaggy leather products.

Before we jump to these homemade leather conditioners, we request you to apply any of them at some hidden corner first. In this way, you can check the results of the conditioner, and if the results are not harmful, go to the whole surface. Your leather product is the first priority to us, we do not want to make it look ugly or bad at any cost.

Method 1: By Using Baby Soap

Due to no potential stain-causing color additives, baby soaps are one of the best homemade leather conditioners. Keep it in mind that we are saying baby soaps only, most commonly used the beauty and bath soaps are very harmful to the leather surface. So beware of using any of them. You can buy any baby soap from your nearest grocery store easily and it is not a big deal.

How To Apply: to apply baby soap as a leather conditioner, follow the simple steps mentioned below.

Fetch a little bit of warm water and add a little amount of baby soap and some drops of vinegar to it.
Dip a clean cloth into the mixture very well for some seconds. Wring it out strongly.
Now wipe down the surface of your leather product with this damp piece of cloth and let it air-dry.
Method 2: Beeswax

If you are scared of using a liquid leather conditioner, a beeswax-based leather conditioner is a very good choice for you. It requires a bit more effort to make it and apply, but the results are priceless.

How To Make and Apply:

Take beeswax, cocoa butter, and sweet almond oil in a saucepan at the ratio of 1:1:2.
Apply medium heat, be very careful and watch it so that it may not be overheated.
When the solid fats melt into the oil remove the pan from the heat and let it be cool. This will convert into a thick bam within 30 to 40 minutes.
Apply this thick bam directly to the leather with the help of your fingers and massage gently.
When you have done this to the whole surface, buff the leather with a dry and clean cloth to make it shine and neat.
Make it clear that you are going to use 100% pure beeswax. You can buy this easily from your nearest health food store.

Method 3: Using Lemon Essential Oil

Oil-based conditioners are always been a controversial topic among leather care experts. Some experts warn that some oil-based conditioners such as conditioners made with olive oil can damage your leather products over time.

All the leather care experts recommend lemon essential oil as the safer choice among the other oil-based homemade leather conditioners.

How To Apply: This is the easiest to use homemade leather conditioners, we can say. Below are the simple steps to follow.

Pour 10 to 15 drops of lemon essential oil on a clean cloth.
Massage the leather surface with this damp cloth completely.
Let the surface be dried itself, simple.
This conditioner will not only clean and shine your leather products, but also help to cover the cracks.

Above are the three easiest and easily available homemade leather conditioners for you. Following the above-mentioned steps, you can make and apply any of them without making trouble. Leave feedback if you feel any of them good or bad and let us know which one you loved the most.

Last but not the least

Removing stains on Leather Jacket

Leather jackets can sometimes be a pain to take care of. They are heavy and hard to maneuver so they often end up sitting in our closets gathering dust. You have spent many hours or days, investing in this jacket which is why it’s important that it looks good and stays in great shape. Unfortunately, cleaning a leather jacket isn’t as easy as just throwing it in the washer and dryer. Leather is a delicate material and needs to be treated and cleaned properly. Here are some tips on how to clean leather jacket.

Remove Stains

If you’re looking for how to clean a leather jacket first you will need to remove all of the extra stains and tears that may have occurred over time. This includes stains from mud, sweat, and any spills that you may have accidentally made while cleaning the jacket.

Use a mild detergent or soap to get the stains out. Be careful not to scrub the jacket too much as this will cause it to lose its shape and get discolored. You may want to try using soapy water if you have very dirty patches, as it is also quite effective in cleaning a jacket without making it too dirty.

If the stains still aren’t taken care of then you may need to add a little liquid detergent to the soapy water to help you get those tough stains out. Apply the soap and allow it to soak for about 10 minutes. Then thoroughly rinse the jacket with warm, clean water. Never use harsh detergent or soap as this will further damage the jacket. Cleaning a leather jacket once or twice a year is the best way to ensure it stays in great condition for years to come.