Spring has FINALLY arrived! At least I hope it has.
Anyway, it’s time to put the boots up and get out the sandals and strappy shoes. While I was going through my closet I noticed that my riding boots were crusted with salt.
I know I haven’t worn them in months and I meant to clean them when I came home, but it apparently slipped my mind. As we’re not real leather-shoe-cleaning people, I couldn’t find anything in the house to get the salt off.
Enter good old research. I came across a natural remedy: two parts water to one part white vinegar.
Before you start applying the mixture to your shoes, do a spot test first. I just wouldn’t feel right if you messed up your favorite shoes.
Clean Your Leather Naturally
- Mix 1 part white vinegar into 2 parts warm water.
- Dip a folded paper towel into the mixture and treat a small area of your leather to test. If everything is okay, take a clean cloth and buff the area dry.
- Continue cleaning your leather in small sections. After you’re finished, let it dry for at least 30 minutes before wearing. Check your leather to see if you missed any spots.
- You can polish your leather at this point to provide extra protection for winter or store them and polish before you wear them again.