Along with cleaning and organizing your home, keeping your leather furniture in great shape is a must once the weather starts getting warmer. Fresh Spring air and hot Summer sun can cause cracks and dryness in your favorite leather furnishings, which makes day 19 of our 31 days of Spring cleaning DIYs challenge a must do. Free of any chemicals, this eco-cleaner does an awesome job of refreshing all of your leather furnishings. And did we mention that it costs basically nothing to make?
What You'll Need:
- Paper towels
- 1/4 cup vinegar
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 10 drops lemon or orange essential oil (optional)
- Small bowl
- Start by vacuuming your leather furniture, removing any bits of food and dust lurking about. Then gently wipe the leather item with a damp paper towel.
- Mix together the vinegar and olive oil in a small container, whisking to incorporate. The oil and vinegar won't completely come together because the liquids have different densities. The vinegar gently cleans the leather, and the olive oil breaks up dirt and stains while conditioning the furniture. Adding essential oil gives the cleaner a nice scent, which leaves your furnishings smelling fresh.
- Dip a clean paper towel into the homemade cleaner and then gently rub on a small test area of the leather item. Let dry for 20 minutes and check for discoloration before coating furniture. Working in a circular motion, coat the entire piece, rubbing the cleaner into the leather. Use a clean and dry paper towel to gently wipe down the furniture, removing any remaining oil. Now sit back and enjoy your freshly cleaned leather!
For more cleaning products that won't break the bank, check out our list of DIYs!