Marian and I are both completely obsessed with the Hemp Oil in her line. It’s one of those all in one products that you can always find a purpose for around the house. I’ve obviously made my way around the whole house slathering all my raw wood boxes, crates and frames with it, but I have also found a few other unconventional ways of using it.
Over the past couple of years, I have made the transition from buying inexpensive, manmade shoes to all leather options. I find that with a little love each season, the leather holds up way better over time. While they may seem like an investment up front, the leather is going to carry you a lot farther than cheaper synthetic materials.
I have found that my favorite way of treating my leather shoes (and purses for that matter), is to oil them a couple of times a year. Traditional leather oils can be pretty costly since they are a niche product. After reading up on the different oils people use as a substitute, I decided to give Hemp Oil a try. So, armed with a rag and cup of Hemp Oil, I began to breathe some new life into each pair of shoes with a few gentle strokes.
As you can see, I am pretty rough on my boots and shoes. I don’t avoid wearing them when roads are salted, I’ll trek through mud in them- I’m not afraid of using them!
Here you can see side by side how well the Hemp Oil restores the leather. The shoe on the left looks almost brand new compared to its mate!
Instead of using water and risking staining the leather, I used the Hemp Oil to wipe away the salt stains on this pair.
You can see again on the left how beautiful the Hemp Oil makes the shoes looks! I absolutely love how soft the oil leaves the leather. Typically, I avoid polished because it makes the shoes appear too shiny for my taste. The Hemp Oil leaves a silky, buttery look while restoring the natural color of the leather.
I was so excited after working on these pairs, I ran up to my closet and began coating all my leather goods in the Hemp Oil! Just like wood, the drier the wood, the more “thirsty” the leather will act. Some pieces will require a quick touch up while other will continue to soak in the oil coat after coat. If you have any older leather goods that you are thinking about replacing because of wear and tear, I would definitely try oiling them with some Hemp Oil before you give up! You can try it on purses, wallets, belts, shoes, boots- anything leather you may have.