Shoes should always be clean and polished with neatly-tied laces because, just as manicure, it represents your social business card. A pair of clean and well cared shoes is part of grooming and personal hygiene so, you should never forget to clean your shoes each time you go to freshen up at the rest room.
Hence, every time you leave the house, take a look at your shoes to make sure they are clean. As a matter of fact some shoe polish won’t hurt them. Actually, polishing your shoes at least three times a week if not daily is to best way to extend their life and look as a gentleman. Of course, the same situation applies also to women.
In order to save some money for a new pair of shoes, you can prepare your own shoe polish instead of spending unnecessary money on shoe care products. It takes a few minutes and you will get the most nourishing shoe polish for your leather shoes.
Things You’ll Need:
- 2 tablespoons of white-pellets beeswax
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- A small tin or storage jar
- Oxide pigment powder (optional, for color)
- Pyrex measuring cup
How To Prepare:
Put the beeswax pellets and olive oil in the Pyrex cup and melt them in Bain-Marie. Stir the mixture continuously until the beeswax is completely melted. Remove from heat and add the oxide powder that matches your shoes color or you can skip this step.
Mix well and pour the melted liquid into the tin or jar and let it cool and solidify.
Once the mixture has cooled, the polish is ready to use.
How To Use:
Start by cleaning your shoes with a damp cloth to remove any existing dirt or dust particles.
Then take a microfiber cloth and dab it into the polish. Apply it on your shoes using circular movements.
Another alternative to shoe polish is olive oil and lemon juice. Use it as it follows:
- Combine one part lemon juice with two parts olive oil to form a polish.
- Use a clean cloth to rub a small amount of the polish into your shoes, and allow it to soak in for a few minutes.
- Buff with another cloth, and enjoy your shiny shoes.