Our aim was to produce the very best beeswax leather balsam we could. We started with natural organically-produced and humanely-harvested beeswax from Buckfast Abbey that is triple-filtered and added to it the finest natural ingredients we possibly could.
Cosmetic-grade lanolin (wool wax) for its excellent emollient properties. It replicates the natural lubrication of animal skin, softening leather, preventing it from drying and allowing the fibres to move smoothly across each other and so reduces abrasive wear. It is both water-retaining and repellent.
T1-grade natural carnauba wax known as the 'queen of waxes' because it is the hardest of all the natural waxes. It provides a crystal-clear, hard-wearing, non-greasy waterproof finish that allows the natural colour of the leather to shine through while locking-in the softening oils and emollients.
Over time the natural tanning oils evaporate out of the hide. The smell of leather comes from these oils. If not replaced, leather will eventually dry out completely and become brittle and crack. We add sweet almond and coconut oils as a pleasant-smelling top-up to the lubricating tanning oils.
Cocoa butter is a natural emollient with great stability. This quality, coupled with natural antioxidants, Its velvety texture, pleasant fragrance and emollient properties have made it a popular ingredient in soaps and lotions.
This product is NOT suitable for use on suede or nubuck leather.
We are proud of the efforts we have made to minimise the impact our business has on the environment:
After buying the Gilboy's Beeswax starter kit, I thought I'd give their leather treatment a try after about 10 years of neglect.
It's made a huge difference! The leather feels fresh and supple again and has it's nice sheen back.
The sweet peas included are an added bonus. Got to thank the Bees!
Has given my leather suite new life lovely healthy looking.Very supple . It is do good ordered one for my daughter to use .
I bought the Gilboys leather conditioner to treat my sofa. I haven’t actually got round to doing my sofa because after doing a test area on it I was so excited by the product that I have ended up treating my various leather handbags. The conditioner has brought my older, tired looking bags back to life - they look like they’ve had a nice long drink and been re-hydrated! I can’t wait to get going on my sofa. The packaging was great, and felt very personal. Would highly recommend the product and the Company.
I bought the leather balsam and tried it on an old leather cushion that had seen better days. Well...what can I say, this stuff is nothing short of amazing! It's revitalised it so much I'm proud to have it back in the living room. Now working my way round the house looking for leather to treat!!
Prompt delivery , beautifully personalised delivery card and offer of advice. Great product
All Natural Beeswax Leather Conditioner Balsam 125ml
So impressed with the quality and overall experience with Gilboys. I never normally leave reviews but the presentation, thought and effort that has gone into my order is really extraordinary. Now to get on with the polishing….!
Very impressed with the product. The past 10 months have been particularly hard on our sofas, due to a new child covering them with food and god knows what else. The leather balm has fully restored them with very little effort, and they look better than when we bought them new. The wax is very easy to apply, and spreads amazingly well. You can clearly see the bits you have and haven't done. They're also much easier to clean now. My son has just covered them in mash and gravy, and it came right off. You get a returns sticker too, so when you run out you can send it back, and they refil the tub at a discount.
This preparation does not require buffing as with the polishes but I applied it to my old everyday handbag & it looks much more nourished ! In fact the leather has taken on a lovely rich sheen without all the hard work .
Having used the furniture wax to great effect, I decided to try the leather balsam on our Chesterfields. We have vintaged black leather and whilst I wanted to keep that look, I felt that it could do with a bit of care. It's easy to use but I needed a lot of stamina as the two sofas are very large and the leather finish meant that it didn't glide on as it might do with a traditional one. The result was beautiful - the sofas look completely nourished and feel it too! Well done on another great product Gilboy's!