This is GREAT! I’m always running out and what better way to save money (since I have tons of stuff for soap making and haven’t made soap in YEARS) than to be able to make my own! I hope it won’t make hubby’s work boots catch on fire easier (he’s a welder)! lol
Tins for your polish (I’m not a fan of plastic bottles but you can use them)
Pyrex measuring cup
Small aluminum pie plate
Bamboo skewers (optional)
Beeswax – solid; Protection for leather. Creates a barrier for environmental influences
Coconut butter – semi solid; Conditions the leather surface.
Sweet Almond oil – liquid; Softens the leather internally and replaces the natural oils lost through dying
Castor oil – liquid; Heavier oil that provides the ‘shine’. Can be replaced with mineral oil if necessary.
Pure Ammonia or Alcohol – liquid; Cleans and degreases the surface before polishing. As I mentioned before, the old recipes called for human urine.