Natural Shoe Polish

We’ve been on the lookout for natural and non-toxic products to clean and re-hydrate leather shoes, but it’s a hard task indeed. We’ve discovered we’re going to need to be inventive and find raw ingredients to make our own. So far we’ve found the following information:-

1) Olive Oil & Lemon Juice

Combine 1 part lemon juice & 2 parts olive oil. With a clean cloth, rub in to your shoes, allow to soak for several minutes, then buff off with a clean cloth.

2) Coconut Oil

Niugini Organic Virgin Coconut Oil

This one’s even easier and we find it produces a better result. There’s no mixing or measuring required. Simply rub the coconut oil in to your shoes with a clean cloth. Leave for several minutes and then buff off with a clean, dry cloth.

For shoes that are super-grubby, wipe them down with a damp microfibre cloth first, then rehydrate the leather with the coconut oil.


We’re still on the lookout for natural products to put the colour back in to scuffed shoes.



Joanne is the owner & founder of Shop Naturally. She is a Holistic Health Coach and studying the Advanced Diploma of Nutritional Medicine.

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