I have a Kangaroo leather Aussie ranchers style hat, which is now 3 years old and has never been either cleaned, nourished or re-waterproofed.
Now that we are in Autumn and moving into Winter I thought it was about time I did something to maintain and weatherproof my hat, along with several other leather items Lois & I own.
Rather than just going into town and buying something suitable from off the shelf, I decided to have a go at making some myself: a decision that I believe to be absolutely the right one now that I have used some of it.
200 ml of Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
50g Beeswax: I was given about 250g of very old and very hard beeswax by a local beekeeping friend of mine.
20 drops of Lavender essential oil
10 drops of Tea Tree essential oil.
I have chosen to add the Lavender and Tea tree essential oils to make a nice smelling and insect repelling leather preserver....... but these are not necessary.