Gather your ingredients.,
Boil the water.,
Add the ivory soap and beeswax/paraffin.,
Remove from the heat and add oil.,
Pour into a jar or container.,
Use the saddle soap.
To make a conditioning saddle soap that will restore moisture to leather tack, you will need:
3 1/2 cups of water
1/4 cup of neatsfoot oil
3/4 cup of grated Ivory soap
1/2 cup of grated beeswax or paraffin;
, Add the 3 1/2 cups of water to a pot and bring to the boil over a high heat. Once the water is boiling, reduce the heat to medium.
, Add the grated ivory soap to the water and stir until melted. Then add the grated beeswax or paraffin oil and stir until melted.
, Take the pot off the heat and add the neatsfoot oil. Stir the contents of the pot continually until the soap mix cools and thickens.
, Pour the thickened saddle soap mix into a jar or sealable container for storage. Wait until the saddle soap has set before using.
, For instructions on how to clean leather tack and boots using saddle soap, see this article.