Banana peel has been said to be useful for many things, including many uses in the garden. But that banana peel isn’t just a great thing to toss into the compost heap, it’s also perfect for polishing your shoes. Remove any dirt from the shoe before you get started, and again, remove the laces. Then, rub the inside of the peel on your shoes will allow the natural oils to work their magic and condition the leather. Wipe clean with a soft cloth, and you’re good to go.
If your favourite pair of shoes or heels are
looking sad and scuffed, there’s an easy fix that you probably already have in the bathroom cabinet. Petroleum jelly is perfect for bringing the life back to normal leather,
but works particularly well for patent
. After wiping away any dust and removing the laces, spread a thin layer across the surface of the shoe, then buff the jelly away using a clean, soft cloth. This will leave your shoes looking bright and new, ready for any occasion..
The ultimate household cleaner is also excellent for cleaning your shoes. White vinegar is particularly useful for removing salt stains from your favourite shoes. Start by wiping away any debris from your shoes and removing the laces. Then, mix equal parts white vinegar and water in a bowl. Soak a clean, white cloth in the mixture and apply it all over the shoes, paying extra attention to the stained areas. Leave to dry before wearing.
If you’d like to learn more about other ways you can use natural and chemical-free products to clean at home, take a look at our blog - it’s full of more brilliant tips to get you started.