Birchees conditioner is mother natures best leather conditioner, a high performance, unique, all natural leather conditioner made out of birch tar oil, coconut oil, beeswax, and d-limonene. No additives, no petroleum or animal products, each and every tin is handmade.
Amount: 4 Fluid Ounces
Birchees Leather Conditioner Features & Benefits
- Excellent ability to repel water.
- Long lasting, can last for 6 months or more depending on application and use.
- Increases wear resistance.
- Penetrates deeply lubricating fibers without overly softening.
- pH matched 4.5-5.0.
- Highly resistant against saltwater damage.
- Highly resistant against mold, fungus, bacteria
- Repels insects, worms, and bugs.
- Imparts a unique smoky smell to leather that lasts for months. This is the same smell that Russia leather was so well known for.
- Stabilized with a custom mix of antioxidants and tocopherol(s). Excellent oxidative stability.
- Also protects and extends life of stitching.
No additives, petroleum or animal products are used. Does not go rancid and is immune to microbial rancidity as well. This leather conditioner works well on its own, but has also been developed to work with Birchees leather wax, and for best performance and longevity it is recommended to use them together, especially on new leather, or restoring leather.
Ingredients & How It Works
Birchees does not believe in hiding or protecting the ingredients, ratios though are not provided.
Birch tar oil: This is where the conditioner gets that unique smoky “Russia leather” smell from. Also responsible for most of the other features and benefits, this is the same birch tar oil that was used in the fat liquoring process of Russia leather. It has though been improved (stabilized).
Beeswax: Enhances the water repel abilities of the birch tar oil, and adds a protective top layer that can be buffed to a shine should you choose. Also used for controlling overall consistency.
d-limonene: This is a natural and leather friendly solvent made extracted from orange peels. This cleans the leather and clears old waxes to make way for the conditioner, also used to control consistency. Has an evaporation rate similar to water and is much gentler then traditional solvents used in leather products such as acetone and hexane. Also a carrier for the beeswax to allow it to penetrate past the top layer.
Coconut oil: Enhances and extends the moisturizing capabilities of the conditioner.
Stabilizing Mix: A custom mix of natural antioxidants and tocopherol(s) which greatly increases overall oxidative stability and longevity.
Note: Birchees leather conditioner will darken leather, make sure to test first. Using on non flat leathers such as nap or suede is not recommended unless you know what you are doing and have specific reasons for doing so.
Here is a comparison on how Birchees leather conditioner may darken leather in comparison to Mink oil and Neatsfoot oil, top left is the control piece which has had nothing applied to it, top right is Mink Oil, bottom left Birchees conditioner, bottom right Neatsfoot oil.