Did You Know?
The first, waxy "shoe polish" was made of tallow, oil, wax, and soda ash, and was used to waterproof and soften leather, not impart shine. The shine was added to the polish in the 18th century.
Way back in school, I remember the early morning rush to complete the last-minute things that I'd put off doing the previous night because of my laziness. Polishing shoes was one of the last things I'd do before dashing out for school. And when I discovered in the morning that I was out of polish, that would go for a toss, earning me four rounds on the school ground track, with the sun beating down on me.
Eventually, I discovered a few alternatives to the good ol' shoe polish, and I'll tell you what they are so that the next time you find yourself out of polish, you don't have to pull out your hair. Next time you're out of shoe polish, run into your kitchen and you will invariably find something that you can use as an alternative to shoe polish.
Shoe Polish Alternatives from the Kitchen
Shoe Polish Alternatives from the Vanity Box
Shoe Polish Alternatives from Your Garden
Shoe Polish Alternatives from Household Products
Taking good care of your leather shoes is a must if you want them to last long and last well. And once you know how to clean leather shoes, it won't be such a hassle, so you don't have to think twice before buying those sexy shoes that have caught your fancy.