Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Homemade DIY Leather Conditioner & Cleaner Plus a Giveaway!

We have this Navy blue leather chair that we have had about 15 years.  It was one of our first purchases when we got married and bought our first house.  We ADORED this chair... we vowed to never get rid of it (we did pay a fortune at the time for it!)  Well The chair has been thru moves, 3 kids, cats claws, and well LIFE!  It is the most comfortable chair ever though... and it RECLINES without looking like a gawdy recliner!  Over the years we have purchased expensive Leather Conditioners and cleaners... They smell horribly toxic and do a less than par job if you know what I mean! We were even on the verge of getting rid of the beloved chair simply because it looked so dry and beat up.  No longer the glory of the living room it has been moved to our bedroom looking sad.

Well I have been learning about Essential oils the past 6 months or so.  And after using them personally with huge success for some health issues I bit the bullet and got a started kit with doTERRA so I could get them at wholesale.  My kit just came in last week and anxious to use them I did some research and found a recipe for a leather cleaner.... Would this help sell my husband on my "witch Dr hobby"?  lol....  Read on!

He was using the smelly toxic stuff we had left from the last time it was cleaned.... He was fristrated at how little it was doing.  I went to the kitchen and whipped up a small batch of cleaner
That's it!  I added it to an empty clean spray bottle that I had on hand and my husband tested it on a small spot... He was amazed immediately and excited began doing the whole chair.  Just spray and wipe in a circular motion.  It replenished the dry, sad leather in an instant!

I didn't think to get a"before" picture until he was half was through, but you can see the difference on the ottoman and the chair that my husband was working on.  If you would like to order or have any questions about Essential oils I would love to help you!  I know I was very overwhelmed with the idea of how to use essential oils in the beginning.  One of the easiest ways to get started with them is to get an intro set which is about $20 and includes Lavendar, Lemon, and Peppermint Oils.  These 3 oils are used for sooooo many things from help with Sleep, healing/soothing cuts and scrapes, headaches, cleaning, etc. 

I am having a giveaway for a FREE bottle of doTERRA Wild Orange Essential Oil!  One winner will be selected at Random February 3rd, 2015, simply leave a comment on this post to be entered.  Winner will be contacted once the drawing ends so please make sure your profile has a way to connect to you!



4 comments:

  1. Combining olive oil and vinegar is really effective in cleaning dirty furniture, but it can cost an unpleasant odor. Good thing you combined the mixture with lemon essential oil to give it a more pleasant smell. Well, your chair seems to look brand new, after cleaning it using your DIY leather conditioner. I therefore conclude that it is really effective. Hahaha! Thanks for sharing that, Jamie! All the best to you!

    Courtney Morris @ Onyx Cleaning

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  2. I am definitely trying this! When I set out to find a leather conditioner I never thought I'd find one using oils! Thank you!

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  3. Homemade leather cleaner is something that everybody would love to know and considering your past experience, which actually represents many of us out here, I think I would try that product. I really didn't know how to get rid of such smell and my old chairs were almost going to the garage if not to the driveway. Thanks for the info!

    Peter @ Colourlock

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  4. Nice blog created. I have seen that the other people have given their opinion about cleaning the leather. You have given the few steps that help for cleaning the leather easily without any damage.


    Leather cleaners

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Make me smile :)

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