DIY Boot Oil


In trying to make everything that we own last – boot oil was a necessity. We have several leather books, wallets, bags, and more that just needs a bit of love every now and then to make last for several years to come. Once we were out of boot oil, I decided that it was time that I make a good DIY boot oil that smells great and will also make our well loved items look brand new again.

After doing a bit of research, I found that there are two key components that you need to be aware of when you’re looking to DIY your own boot oil.

  1. You don’t want too much oil – it’s important to moisturize that old leather. But, too much moisture and that oil will get all over your clothes and pick up dirt like nobodies business.

  2. The second thing that you want to make sure is that your oil drys quickly. It goes back to the whole picking up the dirt and defeating the purpose thing.

So, without further ado – here’s the boot oil that I think works just as good as any store bought boot oil!


3 tablespoons beeswax
1 tablespoon olive oil (or sweet almond oil)
2 tablespoons Shea butter
10-20 drops of essential oil (I used lavender and cedarwood)
Reusable container


  1. Heat up all the ingredients

  2. Poor into the reusable container and allow to cool before you use it.

This is sure to last about a year. So, because I’m looking to cut every penny possible. I’m able to save about $5 a year on boot oil and I get to choose my custom scent!

I’m sure you’re well aware of the DIY craze that I’m into to save money. So, look for other ways to cut the costs around your house. That $5 is a cup of coffee or halfway to a new t-shirt that you’ve been eyeing for awhile.

Happy oiling!