Body Balm on Leather?
Our Bubba's Beez Body Balm has many uses, but one of the things that I really love about it (other than how soft it makes my hands), is that it really amazing on leather products. Since our body balms only contain two ingredients (with no preservatives), they generally last for a year before they get a little gummy. However, this is when they are perfect for buffing leather products.
Below are my favorite lace-up boots. I think I've had them for about 10 years and they are really worn in and loved. The boot on the left has been buffed with the Bubba's Beez Body Balm and the one on the right has not. As you can see, there's a big difference in the overall look of the shoe.
Normally I'll take a cloth and a dollop of body balm, rub it into the shoe, and then I buff it off with a clean rag. The beeswax protects the leather and the grapeseed oil helps to moisturize the leather. It's a win-win for me! My boots last longer and I can use all of the body balm without it going to waste.
You can use older body balm on any leather product:
How to Clean Beeswax
There are several ways to clean beeswax. If you have access to a solar wax melter then that makes the process a bit easier, but we don't have one. I use a somewhat different method that works quite well and has since we started cleaning our own beeswax in 2011. And the beautiful part is that anyone with raw, dirty beeswax can do this from home without any special equipment.
We use beeswax in all of our lip balms and body balms so cleaning the beeswax makes it usable for our products (no stray bee legs or dirtiness from the hive).
So, how do you go from this (beeswax cappings):
Before I explain the steps involved, here are a few key tips to remember:
Okay, now that I’ve said those things, let’s move on to cleaning the wax.
Or, you could purchase your beeswax or beeswax products from us!