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.

Ingredients to avoid in products you choose

  • 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