DIY Boot Wax And Leather Conditioner

DIY Boot Wax And Leather Conditioner

Keep your boots, purses, wallets, and car seats looking sharp and more water resistant with this all natural leather conditioner and boot wax. Not only is this two-ingredient wax affordable, but it is also free of chemicals and works on most types of leather. It’s great to conditioner your boots in late summer/early fall before the crisp, cold weather arrives. That helps preserve them during cold winter weather. We understand that it isn’t winter yet, but you can never prepare too early!

If you care for your leather boots, they’ll last you a long time. All-weather leather boots are great for walking around town or attending community events. Obviously, the higher quality the boot is, the better it will fare in the long run. Investing in quality boots, especially if you live in a place that endures harsh winter climate, will serve your feet better than cheap boots will. Real leather boots with quality lining and sturdy laces will transform your boot game for the better. And they’ll last longer if you regularly condition them. 

Why Condition Your Boots?

Beyond the scuffs, scrapes, or general wear and tear, leather boots are susceptible to drying out and cracking. In order to help your boots last longer and perform their best, you need to clean them and condition them regularly. You slap your shoes into water, dirt, grease, thousands of times as you wear them. The leather will remain water resistant if you keep it supple. If you spend the time to condition your boots a couple times a year, they will look as good in 15 years as they do now. 

What Does A Leather Conditioner Do?

Think of leather like your skin, in that it is fragile compared to tougher and rougher surfaces. That means that it requires protection and care. Unlike your skin, which receives nourishment from the body, leather on shoes does not receive nourishment, unless you provide it. A great leather conditioner is designed to be easily absorbed and helps to restore the flexibility of leather fibers. Leather is both flexible and durable, so long as you continue to condition it. Once leather loses the natural oils and moisture, the fibrous interweave starts to break down and crack. Once that happens, you will most likely have to replace your boots. 

DIY Boot Wax And Leather Conditioner

The two ingredients in the following recipe are coconut oil and beeswax. You don’t need anything else because leather can readily absorb these ingredients. Remember that you want to treat your boots with respect, especially if the leather is high quality. That means that you want to purchase organic coconut oil and organic beeswax pellets. With such clean ingredients, you can feel great about conditioning your leather boots. 


  • 4 ounces organic coconut oil
  • 4 ounces organic beeswax pellets
  • Silicone mold or metal tin
  • Horsehair brush


  • Add the coconut oil and beeswax to an Instant Pot and melt them using the “keep warm” feature. If you don’t want to use that method, you can add those two ingredients to a heat-safe glass bowl on top of a saucepan with an inch or two of simmering water.
  • Once the ingredients are melted, pour the mixture into silicone molds or a metal tin. Let the mixture harden, which you can accelerate by placing in the freezer or fridge. 
  • To use the wax, warm a wax disc or a little bit in your hands and spread generously over the boots. Use a horsehair brush to scrub and work the wax into the leather. Continue brushing the boots until the wax is worked into the leather.
  • There’s no need to wait! Wear them right away!

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