Wood, cast iron, as a protective sealer over Milk or Chalk Paint — it has so many uses. You can even use it to revitalise oil-based varnishes and lacquers.
Because of its restorative properties I wanted to test it on leather. And what better than a $3 vintage purse I found lonely, sad & neglected at an op shop.
In such bad shape, I was unsure whether the purse was even genuine leather but for $3 (and cute as it is!) I thought....why not give it a try?!
The discolouration of the thirsty leather started to fade and the stiff "plastic" feel disappeared!
I used the Miss Mustard Seed Wax & Paint Brush to get into all the little seams and cracks easier,
but you can achieve this with a rag...or even your hands.
In fact, I used my hands to massage the Hemp Oil into the handles which were
very stiff and brittle (it's all-natural and hemp oil is used in many
beauty and facial products so it's perfectly safe).
The results of the second coat were less dramatic, but still resulted in a further softening of the leather and lessening of the discolouration.
added a third and final coat.
Each coat soaked into the leather and continued to revitalise it.
Much like furniture, I think letting the piece tell you what to do is best.
This handbag wants to keep a bit of its patina and wear.
It's proud of the life it has led and I agree.
So together we decided third time is the charm and applied the third and final coat of hemp oil.
After all, I didn't want my vintage purse looking brand new!
my bottle of Miss Mustard Seed's Hemp Oil!
Here are a few more examples of what you can do with Hemp Oil:
Everything is in danger of getting "The Hemp Oil Treatment!"
I now use it to treat the furniture in my home (painted, varnished, whatever...) and
to polish my shoes...there is no end to the uses.
I haven't replaced my jojoba face oil with it yet, but that may be next!
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