Healthy alternatives

Any wax-based or natural wax or vegetable oil (beeswax for example).

Brand nameProduct description
Clapham’sLeather Protector


To maintain your leather shoes, rub them gently with a soft cloth and a bit of safflower, olive, almond or walnut oil.

Avoid the following chemicals in regular products

Butyl acetate: irritating to skin, eyes and upper respiratory tract

Dyes (coal tar): carcinogen, skin sensitizer, photosensitizer

Dipropylene glycol methyl ether: neurotoxic, eye and respiratory irritant, reproductive effects

Petroleum products: possible carcinogen depending on the degree of purification (possible contamination by butadiene), allergen