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Colorado Leather Balm: Good for Leather, Good for You.®

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Tired of Mystery Ingredients in Your Leather Conditioners?

Introducing nature’s original leather conditioner traditionally made from tallow, lanolin, a bit o’ beeswax, and essential oils. Yep, we are transparent with our ingredients--nothing bad in here for you, or your leather.  In the leather care industry, this is a claim that most leather conditioners can't stand behind, with warnings on their labels to keep off of skin, away from pets and children, and if ingested to call poison control.  Yikes!  

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Tallow is Nature's Original Leather Conditioner.

 When you think about it, leather comes most often from cows and what naturally keeps a cow's skin soft and supple?  You guessed it, FAT!  When leather is tanned, the natural fats are stripped out, and then later fat is added back into the leather in a process called "fatliquoring."  Tallow (rendered beef fat that is processed and shelf stable) is one of the fats still often used in the fatliquoring process to re-hydrate and soften newly tanned leather.  Tallow is PH balanced for leather, and also happens to be very compatible to human skin on a molecular level, which makes it great as a conditioner for YOUR skin, too.   

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Our Grandparents Knew a Thing or Two

For centuries, tallow, lanolin and beeswax were some of the primary products used for conditioning and waterproofing leather.  Up until recently, taking good care of leather products could often mean the difference between life and death.  These days, it is still wise to take care of our leather items, which are usually valuable and worth caring for.  I guess our grandparents (and great-grandparents) DID know a thing or two! 

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