What's the best waterproofing for boots?
The best waterproofing for boots is beeswax and pine resin combined with cod oil and beef tallow for the long term preservation of leather. The easiest way to determine which leather care product to buy is to look at the ingredients. It should not contain any chemicals or chemically processed ingredients like paraffin, mineral oil, or mink oil. Over time they will dry out your leather. Neatsfoot oil is made from shin and foot bones of a cow and will make your leather brittle.
When choosing the best leather care product, the first thing to remember is that leather is an animal skin. And the care and feeding of leather must be consistent with its natural state to prevent drying, cracking, distressed leather, and rotting stitching. That means, NO chemicals, NO mineral oil, NO neatsfoot oil, and NO paraffin. Only pure beeswax, tallow, cod oil, and pine resin, were the accepted ingredients for preserving and waterproofing leather. Trappers, loggers, hunters, and especially the military knew the importance of preserving leather and stitching. Ole Time Woodsman has recreated the exact formula that those who relied upon dry and long lasting footwear once used.
Simply warm the Ole Time Woodsman Boot Grease with a hair dryer and apply with a rag or fingers directly to the leather. Pay attention to the seams and stitching. Let dry, wipe. and buff.
There is nothing better for your boots and saddles!
Ingredients: Natural Beeswax from Maine, Hand Rendered Beef Tallow, Pure Cod Oil, and Pine Resin Volume: 8 fl oz