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Clean & Refresh Your Leather Sofa Using These Natural Ingredients
White Vinegar
Dilute white vinegar by adding a cup of both water and vinegar to a spray bottle, then spray it on a clean cloth. Next, wipe your leather sofa in a circular motion.
The acetic acid in the vinegar will help get rid of dirt, water spots, and germs. If there's still some stains, repeat the process, and use a dry cloth to wipe the sofa at the end.
Denatured Alcohol
Being a solvent, denatured alcohol breaks down chemicals in stains, like ink, and kills spores when used on mold or mildew, thus cleaning and sanitizing your sofa.
To use it, add the alcohol to a clean, soft towel or cotton ball, and slowly rub it into the problematic spot on the sofa. After a few minutes, take it off and let the sofa dry.
Castile Soap
Made from vegetable oils, castile soap is natural and gentle on the sofa. It also keeps the leather soft and stops it from cracking when it gets dry.
Mix a few drops of Castile soap in a bowl of water to dilute it. Dip a soft, clean cloth into the bowl; wring out excess liquid; and gently wipe the sofa in circular motions.
Cornstarch protects the look and lifespan of your leather sofa. Its molecules are naturally absorbent, so they'll easily draw out the spills from the leather's surface.
Cover the stained area with cornstarch, leave it for several hours or overnight, and wipe the powder with a soft brush or a dry, clean cloth. Repeat the process if needed.
Mild Soap
Make a solution of water and natural soap, like unscented glycerin, to clean the leather gently and ensure it stays soft and supple.
Add some soap to warm water, dip a clean cloth, wring it out, and wipe the sofa in a circular motion. Repeat the process with another damp cloth so no residue is left behind.