How to make a homemade leather shoe polish?

It is easy to make a colourless homemade shoe polish for smooth leather using the following ingredients:

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150g Petroleum jelly
10g Beeswax granules
5g Soap flakes
2 tsp Boiling Water

Melt the petroleum jelly and the beeswax in a bain-marie, then add the boiling water and soap flakes.

Stir with a cooking spoon or whisk until blended.

Store in a glass jar or can.

The mixture will keep good for about six months. Remember always to wash utensils thoroughly after use.

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Readers Comments (4)

  1. This actually works, and because of the quantity and not needing the ingredients all that often, you have loads of quality shoe polish which does a brilliant job, if not better than regular store bought polish.

    Nice one.

  2. Shoe polish is so expensive, am going to give this a go and see how it works out. I actually have all the ingredients in my house apart from the beeswax granules, not sure where I can buy these from but someone must have them I am sure.

  3. Alan McCowatt 21/05/2013 @ 7:41 PM

    Hmm interesting, will save me money on shoe polish if this works ok. I will for Royal Mail and pretty much have to polish my shoes every evening for work the next day, will give this a try, thank you.

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