Leather Care

Valerie from Walnut has formulated our very own recipe of leather care for people who appreciate an all-natural, time-tested, pleasant-smelling, non-toxic creme for their vegetable-tanned leather products.  

Walnut's Leather Care is based on historic recipes used by New England fishermen for their leather boots - the same recommended by the Library of Congress for leather care. 

Designed for the unique requirements of vegetable-tanned leather and outdoor use, our leather dressing is weather-proofing, conditioning but not softening, and has antifungal, antibacterial, and anti-mildew properties. 

It can also be used on wood - use it on the cedar sides of the Pocket Pannier and Barrel Bag as well as the leather.

Made in small batches by Valerie and tested by Geoff in the shop, we think the new leather care products are awesome - and so do other leathercrafters! 


  • 1-ounce tin is enough to cover several medium-sized products 2-3 times. 
  • 4-ounce tin is enough to cover larger products or regular use. 
  • 8-ounce tin is for regular use and leathercrafters. 


  • 1 oz tin is approximately 2.25" (57mm) diameter x 0.75" (19mm) tall
  • 4 oz tin is approximately 3.25" (82mm) diameter x 1" (27mm) tall 
  • 8 oz tin is approximately 3.25" (82mm) diameter x 2" (51 mm) tall

INGREDIENTS: We specifically chose ingredients and suppliers based on their responsibility, sustainability, and natural content. No Petroleum ~ No Chemicals ~ No Paraffin ~ All-Natural ~Time-Tested Ingredients ~ Small Batch

ABOUT LEATHER CARE: Go here for our leather care recommendations

MATERIALS: Neatsfoot oil, beeswax, lanolin, pine resin, essential oils

PHOTOGRAPHY: Credit to  Erin Berzel Photography

Customer Reviews

Based on 30 reviews
Smells great

Arrived quickly, smells great, works wonders on my leather goods!

Great product and excellent customer service.

Great product and excellent customer service. Super-fast shipping. Thank you!

Perfect for vegetable tanned leather

Easy to apply, long lasting water protection, beautyful matte finish !!
Works perfect with my American Full Grain, Bridle, Chestnut leather bag.

Leather Care

Amazing!! I had scratches all over a leather chair from my dog. After I applied 2 coats of the leather care, the chair looks SO much better!

Renewed breath of life

We are a family of hunters and huntresses.
We understand the process of giving and taking as a unbreakable natural process of exsistsnce.
We use natural materials in our implements such as leather for our knife sheaths, belts, boots etc. they are beautiful, practical, organic and have deep meaning for us.We believe that a life given for a certain purpose must be honored and cared for as best as possible as long as it is serving us and our well-being. We appreciate craftsmen and women who use natural and organic ingredients towards there craft. Your leather care dressing does as it states on the tin it comes in. It conditions our newer leather, restores our old heirloom leather pieces and waterproofs them which is a must as we travel thru the rainforests of our region. Nothing synthetic in it which I appreciate greatly. Leather is very special to us and only the best will touch them. New and old pieces are cherished and your dressing provides them with the care and aloha that they deserve!
The true root meaning of aloha is “ breath of life”
Mahalo nui loa
J.O. From the Big Ialand of Hawaii

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