More Details: Free the Powder Leather Treatment
All about Free the Powder Leather Treatment Water-Proofer:
Our leather treatment is the best on the market because it contains the finest chemical-free ALL natural ingredients. Only high-end skin care for humans uses this combination of ingredients.
Pure Anhydrous Lanolin: Derived from sheared sheep wool, this wax is a strong emollient (moisturizer). It replicates the natural oils of animal skin, softening leather and preventing drying. It has water-repellent, anti-fungal and antibacterial properties. Lanolin is so effective at retaining moisture on animal skin that it has long been a very popular ingredient in human skin creams, shaving cream and lip balms, while its medicinal properties (antimicrobial and disinfectant) have made it common in topical creams for burns, acne, and others. Big League ball players have been rubbing it on their baseball mitts for generations to break them in and soften them.
Beeswax: A substance secreted by worker honeybees from glands on the underside of their abdomens, and used for the construction of the honeycomb. The all nutural, triple-filtered pure yellow beeswax that we use comes from small, bee farms. It is far superior to more common barrier creams like petroleum jelly which contain chemicals that damage stitching. Beeswax is an excellent emollient for softening leather and retaining moisture. It is anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, anti-allergenic and a germicidal antioxidant. It also acts as a natural water-proofer, with natural SPF properties that protect leather skin from the outside environment. Because of the healing, softening and antiseptic properties of natural beeswax, there is an endless list of human skin care lines that incorporate it.
Avocado Oil: Nature's skin moisturizer because of its ability to retain water. Many people, including the ancient Mayan and Inca, rubbed raw avocados on their skin to soothe and soften it. Along came the Spanish conquistadors, and as the legend goes, pressed the avocados into oils and used it to treat their leather. What makes oil derived from avocados really special is their antioxidant properties (Vitamin E), known to eliminate free radicals from the skin, as well as their fat absorption qualities that help produce collagen which slows the aging/deterioration of animal skin. The healthy Omega-3's (fatty acids) of the avocado are highly effective at protecting animal skin from UV solar radiation, drying, and long-term damage. Avocado oil has a high melting point, so it makes for a great ingredient in balms.
Cocoa Butter: Made from the beans of the cocoa tree, native to Central and South America. IT'S WHERE CHOCOLATE COMES FROM. High in triglycerides of fatty acids (saturated fat), it acts as a strong emollient. It contains natural antioxidants (Vitamin E) that help animal skin fight off the free radicals that lead to premature aging and deterioration. It is also a natural preservative and SPF. Cocoa butter is one of the most effective and beloved skin conditioners for humans for these traits. Less common in leather treatment, mainly due to its high cost, cocoa butter is pure goodness for all things leather.
Coconut Oil: Perhaps the most popular natural animal skin moisturizer. It is the one crossover ingredient that appears in both mass-marketed, chemical skin conditioners and expensive organic skin conditioners. It has two properties every producer loves: it's highly effective as an emollient and exfoliant AND it's inexpensive. Just above room temperature, unrefined coconut oil is a liquid, which is great for lotions, but it is also commonly mixed with wax to create incredible balms for leather and lips.
Tahitian Manoi Oil: The "Sacred Oil of the Polynesians" is made from soaking Tahitian Gardenia (Manoi) flowers in coconut oil. The Manoi gives the coconut oil an extremely soft and supple texture, as well the million dollar scent of a BEACH IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC. I discovered it when my wife received an expensive gift bottle from Neiman Marcus. According to its disciples, "Manoi oil is unparalleled in its natural power to heal and repair the skin." My wife raved about it so much, I snuck some and stuck it on my leather ski gloves. It worked wonders!
Application Instructional video:
Application Instructional for water-proofing:
1- BE CAREFUL . Preheat oven to its minimum temperature setting. Turn off the oven and wait a few minutes as it cools. When it's still warm (150 degrees or less), place gloves on aluminum foil and let it warm up for 5 minutes. Be careful to not have any part of the gloves touching the hot metal racks.
2- Remove gloves from the warm oven and apply leather treatment (as shown in video). On LEATHER-ONLY.
3- When done applying treatment, place back in warm oven on aluminum foil for 10 minutes.
4- Remove and let cool.
5- Repeat steps 1-4 for enhanced waterproofing. 2-3 times is best.
6- The more times you repeat these directions, the more water-resistant your gloves will be. But you will be decreasing the gloves breathability, which may cause your hands to ultimately spend more time wet (from sweat).