How to Make Your Own Leather Jacket Softener Conditioner

by LaurenKrotosky ; Updated September 28, 2017

Leather conditioner is an important solution for the upkeep of your leather jacket. The conditioner, when applied regularly, will keep the leather of the jacket soft and supple. It can also help keep the jacket clean, cutting back on trips to the dry cleaners. You can easily make the conditioner yourself at home with a quick recipe. The recipe relies on ingredients you may already have on hand and is a cheaper alternative to store bought leather conditioner.

Pour 1/2 cup of olive oil into an empty, clean spray bottle.

Pour 1/4 cup white vinegar into the spray bottle as well.

Screw the nozzle cap on to the spray bottle and shake well, incorporating the two ingredients.

Hang the leather jacket on a hanger and hang from a shower curtain rod.

Spritz the oil mixture all over the front and back of the leather jacket and let it soak in for five minutes.

Rub a dry rag over the leather jacket, working the solution into the leather.


  • Apply the conditioner periodically to keep the leather jacket nice and soft.

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