DIY saddle soap

Whether you’re looking to save a few dollars or just like making things at home, ¬†this recipe is the best DIY saddle soap recipe we’ve found.

This variation contains that a cleaning agent to remove grime and emollient oils to condition your leather.


  • 2 saucepans,
  • 2 stirring spoons
  • storage containers with lids.
  • 250g beeswax
  • 120ml neatsfoot oil
  • 1 bar of soap (regular bath soap is fine)
  • 1 litre of water


  1. Using a cheese grater, grate the bar of soap.

2. Bring 1 litre of water to the boil. Reduce the heat and slowly add the grated soap. Stir until the soap has melted.

3. In the second saucepan, melt the beeswax and neatsfoot oil. Slowly mix, to create a smooth liquid.

4. Remove the beeswax and neatsfoot oil mixture from the heat. Slowly add it to the soap solution and stir on a low heat until it thickens.

5. Pour into some clean dry containers with lids and allow to cool.

Please note that this DIY saddle soap will not solidify into bars but will be a thick, creamy consistency.


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