Important: Do not use mink oil on suede material, Like Esther, Luise, Ida or Ella. Only use on the leather sole.
Guide: Mink oil is a popular ingredient used in leather care products due to its ability to moisturize and condition leather and its water-resistant properties.
Here is a guide on how to properly care for your leather using mink oil:
Clean the leather: Before applying the mink oil balm, clean the leather. Use a soft cloth or brush to scrub any dirt or stains gently. Allow the leather to dry completely before moving on to the next step.
Apply mink oil balm: Using a clean cloth or sponge, apply a small amount of mink oil balm to the leather in a circular motion. Be sure to cover the entire surface of the leather, paying particular attention to any particularly dry or cracked areas.
After applying the mink oil balm, allow it to soak into the leather for at least 30 minutes. If the leather is very dry, you may need to apply a second coat of mink oil balm.
Buff the leather: Using a clean, dry cloth, buff the leather to remove any excess cream and restore its shine.
Repeat as necessary: Depending on how often the leather is used, you may need to repeat this process every few months to keep it in good condition.
History of Mink Oil
Now, let's talk about the history of mink oil. Mink oil is a natural byproduct of the fur industry, which began in the early 20th century. Mink farmers discovered that the oil extracted from mink fat had unique properties that made it ideal for use in leather care products.
Mink oil is high in oleic acid, a monounsaturated fatty acid similar to the oils naturally found in human skin. This makes it an excellent moisturizer and conditioner for leather, as it can penetrate deep into the fibres to restore and protect the leather's natural oils.
In addition to its moisturizing properties, mink oil is also water-resistant, which helps to protect the leather from damage caused by exposure to moisture. This makes it ideal for outdoor leather products such as boots, jackets, and bags.
Photo: Brushes are not included - only used for photo