It’s critical that you give the leather a thorough cleaning before applying conditioner. Start by dusting the surface with a dry cloth, and then move on to using a leather cleaner.
You don’t need to pay an arm and a leg to do it. And with this easy, DIY cleaning recipe, you really have no excuse for neglecting your leather. So get to work. Note: this recipe is not recommended for suede.
Mix ½ cup white vinegar with ¼ cup olive oil.
1. Mix white vinegar and olive oil in a spray bottle and shake well.
2. Lightly mist a small section of your leather bag and wipe clean with a dry cotton cloth.
3. Shake bottle again and repeat until you’ve cleaned the entire bag.