Leather Honey Review
Leather Honey Review
3.9 (78.64%) 44 vote[s]

Leather HoneyFeatures of Leather Honey:

  • Non-Toxic time-tested formula
  • Protects new leather and rejuvenates old leather
  • Not for use on suede or faux

Why do you need to condition your leather? Well, leather, and it’s not your shoes by the way, but any type of leather is skin, and it’s skin that is no longer replenishing itself. And if you think about it, the skin on your body has the oils and stuff that your body naturally secretes. Now the leather that you use on briefcases, on your belts, on your shoes. All of a sudden they’re going to lose that moisture very quickly when you dry them out, and they’re going to start to crack unless you start to condition them.

Leather is a luxury clothing item. It’s not cheap, especially real leather, we’re talking about. And you want to make sure… And you can get decades and decades of life out of leather if you treat it correctly.

Leather Honey Conditioner

So, what is Leather Honey, and where did it come from? It comes out of 1968. It is a family business in West Virginia. They started as Harness Honey, and it now has evolved into Leather Honey.They wanted to brand out because what they discovered is that, wow, this really… It’s a step above.

Pros of Leather Honey

There are a lot of leather conditioners, but a lot of them are water-based. And being water-based, you have to put a lot of it on, and you have to put it on frequently, usually at least once a week. Leather Honey is oil based therefore you can use it four times a winter season, so maybe once a month, perhaps once every two weeks. So it makes it much easier.

It’s clear. It has no smell, no odor. It’s not going to stain anything, so don’t worry about getting it on your clothes.

The other thing, again, this is a small family owned business on the east coast, and these guys are really making it happen. You can go check them out on Amazon and go to their website and contact them, and you’ll probably have Ariel, she’s one of the family members as well, Shawn’s sister. And she will get in touch with you most likely and help you understand what this product is about.

Cons of Leather Honey

The downside is it does take, you know, a day or two for it to take effect, but it leaves a nice shine, and it’s all natural, no nasty chemicals or anything like that. And it’s also not going to discolor the leather.

Leather Honey

You can use it on black leather. You can use it on any color leather. The only thing that you don’t want to use it on is suede. You need to be careful because it will darken leather. They’re reintroducing moisture to the leather, so this once living piece of tissue, they’re actually re-moisturizing it. So it is going to darken and be prepared for that.

The other thing is it’s a little bit pricier than the other ones, but it is not an issue.

How to Use Leather Honey?

What you need to do with this is you need to leave it on the piece of leather for at least 24 hours.

It says to apply it with a cloth, but we don’t recommend it. Try to use your hand to work it into the leather, especially on like a car interior, where you’re going to want to get it into all the little crevices. Just use your hands. Don’t use a rag or anything because it’s costly.

Anyway, you need to leave it on there, one to two days minimum, and when it comes time to wipe the leather clean, use a microfiber towel, like these blue ones. You can get them pretty much anywhere. They’re really cheap. Don’t use a regular cloth. Don’t use anything that has lint on it, and do not use a paper towel. Again, this stuff is sticky, literally like… It’s not going to stain your clothes, so don’t worry about getting it on your jeans or something.

It is recommended this for expensive pieces of leather, like a nice pair of boots or maybe a purse or something.


We highly recommend Leather Honey; you can get a small batch of it and test it. And they got a hundred percent money back guarantee. It is by far the best leather conditioner. It’s truly an excellent product, so give it a shot.

Steve Coltharp
Hello, my name is Steve and I’m an author of the blog “Leather Toolkits“. The beauty is in simplicity, so learn, train, and make your life maximally simple by creating things that will please people for many years. Let your hobby grow into something more and make this world brighter! Hope, in this blog you will find answers to all of your questions.

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  1. I’ve never heard of leather honey before, but it looks like the perfect solution to my problem. I’m going to look more into these and consider buying one. Thanks for the great recommendation and I love the blog!

  2. I decided to bite the bullet on this one and try it along with Chamberlain’s Leather Milk Healing Balm today and I have to say, I’m impressed with both products. As a background, I am a bit of a cowboy boot enthusiast (16 pairs so far) with a few from Rancho, Sendra, Ariat, Mezcalero, Nocona, Tony Lama, and Boulet. My daily boots are a used pair of black Sendras and my work boots are a like-new pair of Ariats. As far as how the Leather Milk did, I’m impressed. I used it on a pair of cinnamon and tan Rancho rodeo boots and black and red Boulet boots and it really brought out the deeper tones in the colors as well as give them a nice shine. I’ll have to see what it looks like in a month, but for now, I’m liking it.

    1. Hello, Mike! Thanks for sharing your experience.

  3. Leather seats in any modern car have a coat of Polyurethane over the leather to protect it. You are essentially cleaning plastic, use a mild leather detergent and be done. Leather conditioners are pointless.

  4. Hi Steve, wondering if you can help.
    Have you used Leather honey on Nubuck leather or would you recommend it to be use on this type of Leather.

    1. Hello, Pat! Yes, of course, you can use it on nubuck.

      1. So you can use leather honey conditioner and cleaner on light grey nubuck? But not suede.

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