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:
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!
I've been using the Gilboy's leather balsam on an gun bag that has seen its fair share of wear and tear. The balsam was so easy to apply and has completely re-hydrated the leather. Will most certainly be purchasing some more.
The wax seemed rather solid to apply but the end result was worth it, my boots look like new, I'm very pleased with the product.
My husband and I are so pleased with the results of using Gilboy’s leather balsam. We have used it on all our leather furniture and my small leather handbag which previously was looking very lacklustre and the results were tremendous! My husband also used it on our car seats, again with great results. We’re so pleased we got to know about your products (we also recently purchased their furniture restoring kit & were so impressed with the results).
Thank you Gilboy’s.
it is working on my 7 years old sofa perfectly shines as new.
Does what it says nourishes abd re hydrated old leather - I tried it on a leather chair and really did the trick nice one
Loved how the package arrived so nicely set up inside with instruction booklet and all. Handwritten note and small touches made the difference in addition to this being a product that really works as well. 5 stars for sure
I am a fan and regular user of Gilboys wax polishes so was delighted to see the addition of a leather balsam and was confident it would be a quality product - I was not disappointed- I used the polish on my vintage Mulberry handbag with fantastic results (much better than with the product Mulberry recommend) the balsam feeds and polishes the leather without any greasy residue - it has revived the colour and blended scuffs and marks in a natural way bringing back the depth and richness of the leather - Fantastic product and service as usual from Gilboys!