25Leather Honey™ Leather Conditioner is the premium leather conditioner. It has been used to rejuvenate, recondition and protect leather of all kinds - both new and old - since it was invented in 1968. Non-toxic, water repellent formula penetrates deep into leather's pores and prolongs the life of leather saddles and tack; leather boots, leather gloves, leather baseball mitts, and leather apparel; leather furniture and upholstery; and leather automobile and motorcycle seats and accessories. It softens, protects, and promotes flexibility, leaving your leather feeling and looking beautiful.
Leather Honey is made in the USA and bottled, packaged and shipped to you by the same family in West Virginia. They always say that a little Leather Honey goes a long way, but because it doesn't evaporate, the product will last indefinitely - which means you can order enough to keep your leather items conditioned for years without worry. Plus, we offer free shipping with any item - no minimum order!
They say "We stand behind Leather Honey and know that you will be 100% satisfied with your purchase." Distributed in Europe by Bespoke Tailored Leather from Lodnon-England
Available in Various sizes, if you find the size noy in stock, please email us with your requirements
- Softens, moisturizes and promotes flexibility leaving your leather feeling and looking beautiful!
- Water repellent formula prolongs the life of all types of leather, including leather furniture and upholstery, automobile and motorcycle seats, boots, gloves, purses, saddles and tack.
- Deeply penetrates into the leather's pores to protect new leather and rejuvenate old leather.
- Made in the USA by a small family business since 1968.
- Non-toxic, non-solvent, not sticky, no odor and does not contain silicone. A little goes a long way!s
With a longstanding cult following in the leather-dependent equestrian community, Leather Honey's reputation has organically spread into more mainstream leather markets. Click on a category below to see how Leather Honey will breathe new life into your old leather, and protect and extend the life of your new leather products.
Halters, harnesses, saddles, bridles, tack, riding boots
Purses, briefcases, bags, shoes, sandals, boots, gloves, jackets, belts, hats
Couches, chairs, ottomans, love seats, chests, cushions and pillows, benches
Car upholstery, seat covers, steering wheels
Bike seats, jackets, vests, pants, chaps, gloves, boots, saddlebags
Baseball mitts, gloves, bags, duffels, golf bags
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Happy feet, happy workers
Leather Honey was invented in the early 1960s, when a retired chemist met with businessman Daniel McGowen, who had recently taken over his father-in-law's Philadelphia-based manufacturing company. The two informally discussed the potential benefits of an effective sole treatment for shoes, which in those days were made entirely of leather. At that time, most commercially available leather conditioners contained solvents, which presented fire hazards and produced toxic odors. Over a period of several years, they perfected a solvent-free formula that was odorless, water-repellent, and non-toxic.
To test his formula, McGowen created a small but definitive controlled experiment. In those days, postal service workers walked many miles per day delivering mail door to door. McGowen recruited his local postman, providing him with a new pair of shoes for his rounds; one sole was treated with the formula while the other was left unchanged. To McGowen's delight, the untreated soles needed to be replaced twice before the formula-treated soles wore out—the product could make leather last at least two times as long! It didn't evaporate once absorbed into the leather, and promoted flexibility even in cold weather. In fact, the supple quality of the treated leather made it easier for cobblers to sew shoes. McGowen's workers loved it, sneaking samples home to use on other leather products—hats, gloves, jackets, boots, purses, car seats, leather furniture, and junior's baseball mitt.
The commercial potential of the concoction was obvious, and McGowen sold it as "Sole Dip" to several large shoe manufacturers in Philadelphia, who used it in their production of shoe soles for the military, among others. Originally, McGowen hoped to expand the product's reach, but this success was soon thwarted by another more pervasive invention of the time: synthetic shoe soles.
The product was re-born in 1972, when McGowen's son Jim discovered the formula's amazing ability to maintain the harnesses, saddles and other equipment for his farm-bred Percheron draft horses. For 25 years, with little marketing, Jim and Liz McGowen have been selling it under the name "Harness Honey" to tack shops and farmers, who learned that previously untreatable harness and tack could be brought back to life. Word that Harness Honey could rejuvenate any leather— from shoes and jackets to couches and car seats—spread from the farmers to the rest of the market, and hundreds of unsolicited testimonials rolled in. Given its broad applications for all leather, Jim and his son Shawn are now re-launching the same formula as Leather Honey. And the rest, as they say, is history.
Leather Honey founder Jim McGowen with "Midnight",
DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
1. Protect your floor or counter with newspaper
2. If it is dirty, clean the surface of your leather (new leather does not
need to be cleaned).
3. Let the leather dry completely after cleaning.
4. Kill any existing mildew using a combination of apple cider vinegar
5. Test the Leather Honey in a small, discreet area first. This is
important, even if youʼve applied Leather Honey to other items with
great success. Leather is a natural material, and each piece may react
differently to a conditioner.
6. Use a lint-free cloth, paint brush or foam sponge to apply Leather
Honey to the leather at room temperature. Remember: A little Leather
Honey goes a long way!
7. Allow time for the Leather Honey to absorb, and wipe off any excess
with the lint-free cloth.
8. Let dry
9. Repeat process if leather is extremely dry, damaged or cracked.