How To Make Shoe Polish Using Olive Oil

Have you ever been in a pinch and needed to know how to make shoe polish for your leather shoes?


Well, use olive oil as both a safe and natural alternative to commercial polishes.

The recipe for homemade shoe polish is quite simple - it is just straight olive oil. It doesn't have to be the really good stuff either that you use for cooking, just plain old oil.

First, remove any laces in your shoes, since you don't want them to get oily, just like you would do with regular polish.

Next, wipe your leather shoes down with a damp rag to get the major dust and dirt off.

This next step is where you apply the olive oil for this homemade shoe polish. Wipe down the shoes with a clean rag with a light coating of olive oil until it shines.

Finally, buff your shoes as you would with any shoe polish to bring out the shine and wipe off the excess oil.

Now, you know how to make shoe polish with olive oil! Tell me how this worked for you in the comments. In addition, here is a video you can watch that demonstrates the whole process.



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Further, here are more tips for cleaning shoes you might like to check out, or share your own.

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