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    I dont mean it to sound like a naughty post but I have a quuetsion re the softeness of leather.
    I recieved a leather watch strap recently and it looks all cracky when I bend it to put it on.
    For some reason I have it in my head that you can add something like olive oil to smooth it and make it supple again.
    Has anybody else heard of this or am I going barmy and making it up?
    Are there any other methods to make leather supple?
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    Please excuse my facetiousness but I had to smile at your post. The picture of Eskimo ladies chewing their leather to make it soft popped into my head. lol
    Apart from that, sorry can't offer any other advice.
    Carol
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    • #3
      The stuff you're looking for is Saddle Soap. It will soften the leather and won't stain your skin.
      You can buy it from a good shoe repair shop or a horse tack shop. They also sell it on Amazon £3.78 for a 200ml tin.
      I started off with nothing and I've still got most if left.

      www.folksy.com/shops/fluffysstuff

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      • #4
        Oil & Leather - Sounds like a "special" calender for hairy bikers

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        • #5
          Thanks Alice21, il have a look for some.
          I feel the rest of you need some soap to de-filth your minds.Hehee.
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          • #6
            I was going to suggest neatsfoot oil.

            I looked it up on Wikapedia. It's quite interesting as everything has it's pros and cons. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neatsfoot_oil

            You can suddenly become a leather softening expert

            AnnieAnna

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            • #7
              Leather softner

              We have some very old leather chesterfields and to save money they get 'fed' with cheap unscented moisture cream -cheaper than saddle soap. Afterall leather is skin.
              Liz

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              • #8
                Thanks, I managed to get some saddle soap from a cobblers.They had 3 types with no prices on so I took them all to the counter and asked which was the cheapest.I got tin for £1.99.
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