Beeswax & Carnauba Shoe Polish in Black 50g
Beeswax-based shoe polish, made in the UK to an old family recipe.
Black Shoe Polish, made to a secret family recipe handed down through the generations at Chain Bridge Farm in Northumberland, where they also keep their own bees.
The shoe polish gives black shoes or boots a long-lasting high shine and covers scuff marks. Beeswax feeds, protects and helps waterproof the leather, while carnauba wax enhances the shine of beeswax.
Supplied in 50g recyclable tin.
- UK made
The beekeepers at Chain bridge Honey Farm tend to almost 1800 hives within a 40-mile radius of their base in Berwick-Upon-Tweed. They produce a lot of honey for a wide range of popular cosmetics & foodstuffs and this leaves behind a lot of beeswax. To prevent unnecessary & avoidable waste, they utilise this wax and turn it into their range of polishes and other products, blended to secret family recipes!
Directions for use:
1. Remove all loose dirt off the shoes, using either a brush or a damp cloth.
2. Remove the shoe laces! The lazy way to polish shoes is with laces in situ. But that way, waxed-up, sticky laces lie, along with a discrepancy between the colour of the tip of the shoe and the tongue.
3. Pack out the shoes, with shoe trees, if you have some, or with scrunched-up newspaper. This allows the polish to get into the crease where the foot bends, the bit that, if allowed to become dry and brittle, is most prone to cracking. Wax is ‘like a skin cream’ and feeds the leather, making it more supple.
4. Apply the polish to the shoe in even circular motions with the stiffer of the brushes or with a cloth. Whichever you choose, be sparing. Too much polish and no amount of buffing will remove the bloom or smears. Pay particular to the areas around the toe and heel. And don’t forget to apply polish to the heel itself and to the tongue. Excess polish can be removed from the eyelets using a toothpick.
5. Allow the leather to absorb the polish for a good 15 to 20 minutes. At this stage some purists like to glide a hot spoon over the surface to melt the wax for an even shinier, Army-standard shine.
6. Buff! This is where the softer brush and elbow grease come in.
7. Buff again! This time using the duster held taut between two hands and worked over the surface in a brisk sawing motion. It might be easier to do this while wearing the shoes.
Ingredients: Natural Turpentine, White Spirit, Beeswax, Carnauba Wax, Dye.
Natural Turpentine is made from the resin of pine trees.
Did you know:
That many popular, well-known, shoe polish products are made overseas using various blends that include paraffin, petroleum-based chemicals & solvents?