How to Clean Oil From Ugg Boots

by Willow Sidhe ; Updated September 28, 2017

Ugg boots are quickly rising in popularity, and the more they're worn, the more chances they have to get dirty. Oil stains from parking lots and driveways can mar the look and remove the nap from the boots. Luckily, it's very easy to clean oil from Ugg boots. All you need is a sponge, leather cleaner, water, and a little elbow grease to make your boots look brand new.

Use a damp sponge to moisten the stained outer portion of the boot. Never get the inside of boots wet. Mix one part leather cleaner with one part water.

Apply the cleaning solution to a clean sponge and gently rub the pre-moistened area. Rinse the sponge in clean, cold water and use it to rinse the cleaner off of the boot.

Stuff the inside of the boots with as much newspaper as possible. Place them outside in a sunny location. Allow them to dry for two to four hours. The newspaper will prevent the boots from shrinking in the heat.

Brush the outer portions of the boots with a suede brush. This will help bring the nap back to the fabric, creating a like new look.

Mix two teaspoons of baking soda with two teaspoons of corn flower. Dump the mixture into the boots and shake well to cover the inside. This will remove any odor caused by the leather cleaner.

Allow the boots to sit overnight, and then shake the excess powder out. Optionally, you can apply one to two drops of lavender essential oil into the boots to provide an attractive, clean smell to the boots.


  • Any kind of essential oil can be used in place of lavender. Try using eucalyptus essential oil to provide the Australian boots with a scent of home.

    A lint free towel can be used in place of the suede brush, but it will be harder to restore the same level of nap.

    Paper towels or scrap paper can be used in place of newspaper. Use whichever you have lying around the house.

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Willow Sidhe is a freelance writer living in the beautiful Hot Springs, AR. She is a certified aromatherapist with a background in herbalism. She has extensive experience gardening, with a specialty in indoor plants and herbs. Sidhe's work has been published on numerous Web sites, including Gardenguides.com.