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The Benefits of Using Natural Leather Conditioner

Posted on September 25, 2015 by Anita Jackel-Deggan | 0 comments

"I bought that leather handbag over a decade ago, and it’s still one of my favorites. Every time I use it, I get the most compliments! It started looking a little worn near the middle of year two, and I was so worried that I’d have to replace it. Then I found Super VII Leather Balsam. Super VII is an all natural leather conditioner, that works miracles on worn leather. Now my leather looks like new. I’ve started using it on all my leather, and I’m no longer wondering if the leather I invest in will last. I know it will as long as I care for it with a natural leather conditioner like Super VII Leather Balsam."

Does it work?

Perhaps you are wondering why your leather items have been deteriorating, while others seem to have found a magic solution to keeping their leather looking like new. Actually, there is no magic involved. These folks have simply discovered the benefits of a natural deep leather conditioner for their leather products.

When leather ages, much like skin, it dries and becomes brittle.Centuries ago, leather smiths discovered the benefits of using natural oils to keep leather strong and looking new. This isn’t some new sorcery. It’s a centuries old solution to an even older problem. How can I keep my leather in good condition?

Rubbing a natural, quality conditioner on your leather products can easily add years, if not decades to the life of your leather products. Yes, it does work.

Does It Matter?

The next question you are probably asking is, “Does it matter which leather conditioner I use?” The short answer is, YES! Not all leather conditioners are created equally, and as with all other things in life, you get what you pay for.

Harsh chemicals and fragrances can actually damage and weaken leather. Instead of adding to your leather’s lifespan, using products that are not natural can, in fact, rob you of years with your leather goods.Leather care isn’t complicated, but it requires using the correct tools. The most important leather care tool is your leather conditioner.

When using Super VII Leather Balsam, you are guaranteed to add years to the life of you leather. This all natural leather care product is made of beeswax and jojoba oil. It richly conditions and smells amazing too.

Why settle for the bland or irritating scents of other lesser leather conditioners, when you can use a natural product that smells great and works even better?

Conditioning your leather increases your comfort by increasing the durability of your leather boots, jackets, and other products. It also serves to protect your investment. Economically speaking, why invest in something and not take proper care of it? We wouldn’t do that with a car or jewelry, so should we neglect our leather goods?

Leather Conditioner vs. Leather Soap

Using a leather conditioner is not the same as using a soap or cleaner. Ordinary leather cleaners, while removing dirt from your leather goods, can actually weaken them. The harsh soaps can remove the moisture that keeps leather looking good.

We recommend using a slightly damp cloth to clean any hard to remove spots. If necessary, run the cloth over a bit of mild moisturizing face soap and gently wipe it over the spot. When dry, be sure to moisturize with Super VII Leather Balsam.  

Using Super VII Leather Balsam

Super VII Leather Balsam is more than just a leather conditioner. By simply applying a sparing portion of the leather balsam to the item and then working it into the leather with the sponge provided, you will immediately begin to see new life come into your old, favourite leather items.

What’s more, you can use this on new items to prevent age and dirt from ruining your precious leather investments.

Super VII Leather Balsam works on car interiors, leather furniture, leather footwear, handbags, coats, riding tack & saddles, clothing, sports equipment, and many other fine leather products.

If you are looking for an all natural product to protect or restore your leather, there is no better product on the market than Super VII Leather Balsam. It actually restores leather to its original colour. Do you have a great pair of leather shoes that have been worn and scuffed, a leather coat that is greying, or even a couch that is losing some of its lustre? Super VII can help get rid of the scuffs and get your leather back to looking new again. Whatever colour, if it’s a smooth leather item, Super VII Leather Balsam will restore it to its original beauty.


Indian Summer Leather Design produces fine leather purses and bags for individuals who love practical and versatile designs. We provide a vast array of stunning leather bags, as well as being the only distributor in the US and Canada. Super VII Leather Balsam is made in Germany, and Indian Summer Leather imports the leather conditioner directly from the manufacturer. For more information about proper leather care, or to purchase Super VII Leather Balsam, visit our online store or email: anita@indiansummerleather.com

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Leather Care

Posted on June 22, 2015 by Anita Jackel-Deggan | 0 comments

For centuries, leather has been a staple for producing clothing and accessories as well as household and automotive items. From clothing to furnishings and beyond, leather has proven to be a beautiful and durable material for all manner of items. Proper leather care and leather conditioning is crucial to maintaining those qualities. Just like our skin, as leather ages, it can become dry and cracked. A good leather conditioner can not only moisturize, but also waterproof and stain block your leather. Leather comes in a wide array of colors and textures depending on the type of hide, the tanning process, whether any dyes were used, or whether it has been treated in some way.


Is leather care really necessary?

Absolutely! If you have leather items in your home - shoes, handbags, lounge chairs, or any number of other leather pieces, leather care can improve the appearance of your leather. You can also extend their life with a few simple steps that will clean and deep condition your leather goods.


It is important to note that leathers like suede or nubuck are a very different texture and require specific leather care. Never use liquid or paste to care for these types of leather, as it will permanently alter the nap and appearance of the leather. Super VII Leather Balsam should not be used on nubuck or suede.


While it is critical to properly clean leather from the time it is new, even older leather can reap the benefits of care and the application of a quality leather conditioner. For smooth leathers, you can follow these simple leather care instructions that will help ensure the long life of your leather pieces.


First Step: Leather Cleaning

Begin any leather cleaning or deep conditioning of your leather by testing a small hidden section of the piece. This will ensure that you will not affect the color or texture of the hide.


  1. Begin the leather cleaning process with a dry microfiber cloth to remove any dust or dirt from the surface.
  2. If necessary, rub a damp cloth across some moisturizing face soap and gently wash the affected area of the leather.
  3. Once dry, make sure to use a quality leather deep conditioner like Super VII Leather Balsam to prevent further damage or staining.


Using the Best Leather Conditioner

Finding a superior leather conditioner to treat your leather pieces can be challenging. Your leather pieces are not the place for trial an error when testing out a new leather conditioner. We recommend Super VII Leather Balsam. Made with all natural beeswax and jojoba oil, Super VII Leather Balsam naturally protects, waterproofs, restores, and moisturizes leather. In addition to working on all types of smooth leather, Super VII also works as a great conditioner on vinyl and imitation leather. In fact, is the only deep conditioner we use on our own leather products. Be sure to test any leather conditioner on an inconspicuous spot to test the affect it might have on the color or texture of your leather. A leather deep conditioner may initially darken your leather. Allow 7 days for the true color to settle, as the color will lighten as the leather conditioner absorbs into the leather.


Using Super VII Leather Balsam Leather Conditioner


  1. Gently rub a small amount of the leather conditioner on the surface with the sponge provided. If you are using a product other than Super VII Leather Balsam or if you do not have the sponge, a chamois cleaning cloth or other soft cloth will work.
  2. There is no need to rub hard or vigorously. Gently work the deep conditioner into the leather.
  3. You will immediately begin to see a difference in the surface of the leather. As the leather conditioner is applied, leather will begin to become more supple and smooth.
  4. Deep conditioners may cause leather to darken initially. As the conditioner absorbs into the leather, the color will lighten again, but the leather will remain smooth and soft.


Many people believe that leather care is time intensive and expensive. This is simply not the case. With just a little time and the proper leather care and deep conditioner, your leather products can be easily maintained. Even dry, cracked, and worn leather can begin to regain some of its original sheen, durability, and beauty. Just as you would apply lotion to dry skin, this deep conditioner should be applied when you notice that your leather is getting dry and cracked. With consistent care, your leather pieces will look beautiful and last for years.


Indian Summer Leather Design produces fine leather purses and bags for individuals who love practical and versatile designs. We provide a vast array of stunning leather bags, as well as being the only distributor in North America and Canada for Super VII. Super VII Leather Balsam is made in Germany, and Indian Summer Leather Design imports the leather conditioner directly from the manufacturer. We are the only distributor in North America and Canada for Super VII. For more information about proper leather care, or to purchase Super VII Leather Balsam, visit our online store or email: anita@indiansummerleather.com

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Now Offering Flat Rate Shipping

Posted on May 14, 2014 by Anita Jackel-Deggan | 0 comments

New flat rate shipping within Canada for just $10.00 and to the USA for $15.00.

Still offering buy 3 and shipping is Free on Super VII Leather Balsam.

All orders over $400 receive free shipping.

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Free Shipping

Posted on February 20, 2014 by Anita Jackel-Deggan | 0 comments

Hello Everyone,

For a limited time you can receive free shipping when you order 3 or more Super VII Leather Balsam.

It is a great time to stock up, But hurry, this offer will only be available for a limited time.


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Posted on November 13, 2013 by Brian Dekker | 0 comments
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