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Tips and Tricks on Caring for Leather Handbags

By Clarissa17 @ClarissaSeaton

The leather bag that you bought from the latest collection of genuine French spring bags is so expensive that you decided that you must use it properly to ensure utmost care. However after just few use, you find out that you have stained the surface. Then, days after this has happened, you caused a scratch on the bag.

If you think you have had enough and so just thought of keeping your bag inside the cabinet before it becomes a total mess from your carelessness, here are useful tips and tricks to ensure the care of your leather handbag.

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1. Use leather cleaner with moisturizer

Use leather cleaning products that have special moisturizer or conditioner in them. This is imperative in order to replace the natural oil in leather that might be removed because of the cleaning process.

2. Don’t use lotions or hand cream

Many women are known to be using ordinary lotions or creams for cleaning their leather hand bags. These are meant for the human skin, and not for animal leather. Besides, a bad effect of creams and lotions is that they darken leather.

As lotions are used, they make the surface of the bag sticky. This makes the bag more prone to dirt and dust. Avoid using ordinary oil as well, since it can cause your leather bag to rot in just a short time.

3. Shampoos are for hair, not handbag

Avoid the use of shampoo and hair conditioners; lanolin oil that is found in hair shampoo products destroys the leather, making the restoration of the bag impossible. Use of saddle soaps must also be avoided since they are harsh to leather handbags.

4. Deal will oil stains

In case, you spill oil on your leather handbag, a good trick to do is to sprinkle corn starch on the stained area. Then rub with a little force to absorb the oil. Light source that emits heat can be used for faster oil absorption by cornstarch. Brush excess amount using a dry cloth or soft toothbrush.

5. Banish Foul Smell

Finally, while the cool, sunny spring season makes it possible for spring bags to be dry; over time, they can acquire an unpleasant and bad odor. To remove such a stinking smell, you may put a small container with baking soda inside your hand bag. As heat circulates inside the bag, the baking soda will absorb it. This ingredient is guaranteed to eliminate smoke odors in bags.

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