Many leather jacket companies sell leather care products that you can purchase when you get your jacket. Plus, you can easily get leather care products in stores and online. Some of the most common options are:
Delivery services such as Instacart might have leather care products as an option depending on what stores are in your area.
When purchasing a leather care product, always be sure to read the reviews and make sure that the leather product works with your type of leather. Many can be used for other leather products as well, such as shoes or furniture. We found a few to start with below:
- Leather Honey - Leather Honey has both a conditioner and a leather jacket cleaner. Their leather jacket conditioner works to restore a leather jacket to a hydrated, supple appearance. It restores moisture without leaving an oily residue and contains no solvent, toxins, or animal products.
- Amazon - Amazon has a few options, but this Otter Wax leather care kit comes with a 4-step process to care for your leather jacket. Be sure to test it out on a discreet area first, as the jacket will darken before it dries up.
Another Amazon option that we liked was DaLuca Venetian Imperial Leather Balm. This balm is available in a host of colors, including hard to find ones, like white and cordovan. It makes your leather smooth and shiny. This balm extends the life of the animal hides, adds a layer of protection, and absorbs quickly.
The final Amazon product that we saw was Obenauf’s Heavy Duty LP Leather Conditioner Natural Oil Beeswax Formula. Interestingly enough, it was originally developed for firefighters. The formula reinforces fibers to protect them from scuffing, yet still allows them to breathe. It has a creamy texture that can be applied easily to your jacket by hand. As the name suggests, it contains beeswax and plant oils that resist mildew, mold, and bacteria. It helps with water but also repels acids and petroleum.
The other option is homemade DIY leather care. Oils and conditioners can be made at home with products you may already have. If not, they are easy to purchase and find and could end up being more cost-effective in the long run. You may have heard us talk about this before, but there are a few homemade options that you can use to condition or wax your jacket. Our DIY leather care article dives more deeply into various options, but we’ll highlight two here:
- Beeswax is the most popular DIY leather conditioner option. In order to make this, you need beeswax, cocoa butter, and olive oil. After mixing, you get a thick balm, which you can apply to your jacket.
- Olive oil is an option that you can use carefully. You can mix olive oil with something else, such as lemon juice. If you use a small amount and apply it carefully, it works as a conditioner. See our DIY leather care article for more details!