Leather Honey versus Lexol Leather Conditioner

One question we get asked all the time is how Leather Honey Leather Conditioner compares to other brands of leather care products. Our answer is simple: It doesn’t. Other brands simply can’t stack up. The way Leather Honey conditions leather is simply unmatched.

That’s in large part due to our formula, which was created by our grandfather in 1968 and never changed. That means it’s free of some of today’s harmful chemicals: Leather Honey is non-toxic and all natural, safe for all leather, including leather furniture, car seats and other items that come in regular contact with kids and pets.

That reflects our overall philosophy that what isn’t in your leather conditioner is every bit as important as what is. Unlike much of the competition, Leather Honey is free of animal products, waxes and silicone. The rich, deep conditioning ingredients in Leather Honey means the conditioner only needs to be applied once every six months — competitor products often recommend applications every single month or more. We think that’s a waste of your time and money.

Here’s how Leather Honey compares to Lexol Leather Conditioner:

Lexol Leather Conditioner

  • Water repellent
  • Unscented
  • Natural formula
  • Contains no animal products
  • Contains no wax
  • Non-toxic
  • Contains no silicone
  • Treatment lasts six months or longer
  • Made in the USA
  • Unlimited 100% satisfaction guarantee
  • Free shipping
  • Family-owned business

Remember that caring for your leather requires both cleaning and conditioning. While you can condition with Leather Honey Leather Conditioner just once every six months, we recommend cleaning as needed with Leather Honey Leather Cleaner. Regular cleaning will prevent dirt and grime from building up on the surface of your leather.

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Our customers say it best. Here are some recent Amazon.com testimonials:

I have tried quite a few leather conditioners, mostly for high-end leather upholstery. I’ve used the water-based ones like Lexol, Black Box, and Leather CPR, as well as other oil-based products. And I’ve also tried the European brands, both on the continent and in the UK. This one is top-of-the-pops, bar none, and it deserves all the accolades it’s received. I’ve found that it’s great as a stand-alone leather conditioner, and it’s also saved my bacon when I’ve had to fix the shortcomings of other products—for instance, using it to loosen up and dissolve wax-enriched products that have left a nasty white film, so that I could remove the goop without injuring the leather.

Comparatively, I’ve found that the water-based leather products leave a more plastic-like finish that's a bit hard and cold, often with a feeling that reminds me of Armor All tire and vinyl finishes. Leather Honey leaves a much nicer finish, one that's more leathery, pleasant to touch, and that has a gentle luster. It doesn’t leave a film, just a soft lustrous look and feel, and it’s made even my poor quality and worn-out leather look and feel more luxurious. They advise using it sparingly—and the good news is that they’re right: a little does indeed go a long way. In fact, you really don’t want to ‘apply generously’ as with other product directions—putting on a lot just means that you have to take a lot off, without any performance gains.

I’ve found that it can darken light-colored leather, depending on how the leather has been treated, but the darkening is never very much and generally leaves a nicer shade than the original. And it doesn’t seem to have any smell—just leaves whatever leathery smell was already there intact. So, great stuff, highly recommended, and five stars all the way.


This is by far the best leather conditioner I have used. I bought at older saddle on ebay, leather very dry and saddle squeaked VERY loudly... I used the Lexol leather cleaner and conditioner first, but it was not enough to rehydrate the leather. I was hesitant to try the leather honey as other reviewers said it would darken the leather. The saddle is medium brown in color, so I really didn't mind if it darkened the leather. After multiple applications of leather honey over a period of a week, the saddle now looks and sounds brand new! The leather darkened when I put it on, but after it soaked in the leather was back to its original color. I now use this on all my tack and love how soft the leather is!


Update: going on 1.5 months and the interior looks just as fresh as after the application. The only problem is I can clearly see the spots I missed. This is definitely my preferred brand now. The Lexol refill bottles I bought at the car show are going in the garbage. Yes, this stuff is that much better.


I've used Lexol conditioner for years on seats simply because I read all of the horror stories about some brands removing the color and drying them out. The trade off was that Lexol had to be re-applied what seemed like daily in order for the seats not to appear dried out. I decided to give this a try and I am happy to never have to us that other stuff again. I did my normal cleaning, with my remaining Lexol cleaner, and applied this as directed. The next morning I wiped the excess off and let it sit for a few hours. What I have now is a healthy shine that does not feel sticky or leave any type of residue on your clothing. After one treatment it still looks fresh and has already outlasted the Lexol treatments at just two weeks. I'm glad I bought the big bottle because I will use it elsewhere on leather as well.

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