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Effax Leather Balsam

Schweizer-Effax GmbH
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Extends the “lifespan” of your leather with this beloved product!

  • Unique combination of lanolin and caring oils improves the durability and reliability of the leather equipment
  • Bee's wax provides a moisture-repellent effect and leaves the leather with a brilliant shine as well as giving the product a uniquely special smell.

Contains: care additives such as bees' wax, lanolin, avocado oil

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    Effax Leather Balsam is rated 4.7073 out of 5 by 41.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Conditioner!! I bought this product a mouth ago in hopes that it would make my saddle more sticky and it worked!! It also fixes and scuffs on my saddle
    Date published: 2014-08-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love Love Love this product I have used Effax Leather Balsam for years with great results on my tack. Since I keep my tack in good condition, I usually only need it for full detailing, i.e. when I take a bridle completely apart to get into the crevices. It can restore suppleness to stiffened bit holders in no time. Recently, I have conditioned some tack for a friend, who is not so diligent with her leather care. I was able to completely restore a show bridle that had not been used or touched for 2 years. It was terribly dry, but luckily had not cracked. Even Effax would not have been able to help with that, but it can do almost anything else. If you keep your tack in good shape, be careful not to use too much, as it can make the leather limp.
    Date published: 2014-07-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great conditioner! Smells delicious! I love this conditioner and use it 2-3 times per month to condition my tack and tall boots. It leaves the tack and boots with that "just buffed" shine. It also really helps protect the leather from water. I have had zero issues with rain/water spots on my saddle since using this product. The smell is fantastic.
    Date published: 2014-07-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from awesome! I used this product on my saddle and bridle. It oils and conditions the leather so well and darkened my saddle to a beautiful color. What i've also noticed about this product is it almost waterproofs the leather, so I would recommend this to the people who don't want their tack to get water damage.
    Date published: 2014-05-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for shows! I had a sample of the Lederbalsam and had to scrape the remnants out of the tub - I loved it that much. I just got my new big tub replacement, and it's still better than ever. It smells great, and I find that it works best for getting a show-ring shine on all of your leather, boots included. I still deep clean and condition before shows, but rubbing a little of Lederbalsam on everything before you go in the arena really makes your tack and boots shine. It seems to repel dust to some extent, too. I also find that I only need a little, so it therefore lasts a long time (I had my tiny sample for about 5 years!). It has yet to stain my white breeches, too (although I'm not rubbing this all over my saddle's seat - talk about slippery!).
    Date published: 2014-05-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Conditions leather beautifully! This product takes good care of your leather and has a bit of stick to it to help you stay in the saddle.
    Date published: 2014-05-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Effax Leather I purchased Effax a month ago. I love it. It treats and softens the leather and does not leave it greasy. It smells good too
    Date published: 2014-05-02
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great smell! Leaves leather in great condition. Easy to use. Use it on leather couch as well as saddle.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great conditioner I love Effax products in general and was recommended the lederbalsam by a few people and it does in fact work great to condition leather and keep it soft and supple and gives it a grippy feel. A little goes a long way and you can use to much and cause your saddle to feel nasty but if you leave a sponge in the jar and tap it down before using that works for me. The smell is wonderful and for once your hands won't have a nasty odor. The worst thing in my opinion is that if the dust starts blowing around as happens at my barn while you use it your saddle will get dusty.
    Date published: 2014-03-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE! LOVE! This product is wonderful! Really easy to use, very emollient, spreads well, and does not dry tacky or sticky. It is nice to use because I even love how it moisturizes my hands when I clean my boots/tack. Great product!
    Date published: 2014-02-04
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Say what???????? Just got my first jar. I expect it to perform but it is rather frustrating the directions are ONLY in German! Thank goodness for you tube!
    Date published: 2014-01-29
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice product While Ultra Leather Conditioner is still may favorite, this is a close second.  It works better when warmed and definitely has a waxy finish, but that is a plus for my trail saddle. I love the strong beeswax smell!
    Date published: 2014-01-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Favorite! I've used this product for as long as I can remember. Keeps leather supple, and smells good enough to eat. A jar lasts a long time. I wouldn't use anything else!
    Date published: 2013-10-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Stuff! Someone else I respect recommended this stuff to me for my driving harnesses, and boy howdy, does it work WELL! Best stuff I've used, & I've clean ALOT of harness in my years! I've also used it on my western split leather reins & most of my English bridle-works... same GREAT results. This is my new go-to stuff for leather cleaning!!! 5 stars.
    Date published: 2013-10-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Effax does it again- great product! This is a great product. Smells great and is easy to apply. I use it every couple of cleanings after Effax Cream Soap. It does not attract dusk which is nice. Goes on well and leaves tack moisturized, supple, and shiny. Jar lasts a long time because a little bit of product goes a long way!
    Date published: 2013-07-31
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great feel and smell! The effax lederbalsam is great to use. I live Az where the climate is dry and the saddles need extra help. It is easy to apply with your fingers and a lot goes a long way!
    Date published: 2013-07-25
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from great for tall boots Exactly what I was looking for to keep my tall boots in great condition. nourishes the leather and makes it shiny without the tackiness.
    Date published: 2013-07-01
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Buy! Great product, makes all my leather since from my boots to my show bridle and smells great.Only wish it was not so greasy sticky.
    Date published: 2013-05-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great conditioner I really like this product to condition my saddle- works really well to keep the leather supple, without making the surface slippery. A little goes a long way, so each jar lasts awhile.
    Date published: 2013-05-20
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Renews the Life of All Tack! I bought this because I wanted to try a different type of conditioner and have heard pretty good things about it. It works! It has a pretty good smell, the right consistency, and lasts forever! It can get greasy if you apply too much, but if you do, just get a towel and buff your tack. It really moisturizes your tack and makes it look healthy! It comes in a huge jar with a good twist on lid. Just make sure you store it in a cool place, I left mine in a lit area that was warm and the jar was bendy, like I could squeeze it. Overall great product, definitely worth it!
    Date published: 2013-04-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best leather conditioner EVER Effax leather balsam is the best I have ever used. It keeps my tack supple in a climate where it's not unusual to go from sub-zero to high humidity in a matter of weeks.Leather absorbs it well, and though there is a slight (ever so slight) tacky feeling, it does not pick up dust. It also gives a lovely gleam to the leather, and also has a delicious honey smell!
    Date published: 2013-02-25
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Maybe it's just me... I wanted to love this product. Nothing is better than smartpak shipping for convenient access to a product I do use a lot of. But I can't like this product. It works just like it should... but I cannot stand the smell. Its somewhere between floral and vanilla - and it makes me sneeze like crazy. I'm going to stick with Farnam ledser balsam or try another brand.
    Date published: 2013-01-29
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from love the smell! I love the smell of Effax Leather Balsam! It's great at softening and protecting my leather. I find it to leave a bit of a tacky/waxy residue, but I might just have used too much. Either way, this is sometimes helpful, because then it protects leather a bit more in wet weather, and means my tack won't be slippery.
    Date published: 2012-11-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from best leather conditioner ever! Not only do i use this after a good cleaning to keep my leather supple and nice, but i also use it in between cleanings. I have used this for years, along with stubben saddle cleaner, and my saddles and bridles last for years and look just as great as the day i bought them. It prevents cracks, keeps leather nice, restores damaged leather, brings life back to neglected leather. ALSO, this is wonerful for your hands! This is a staple in my tack box for life!!!
    Date published: 2012-11-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delicious I love the smell and feel of the leder-balsam from Effax. In fact, I'm looking into how I could buy the personal skin care products they sell for riders, because I just want to rub this product into my hands and smell it for hours. I've only been using it on my bridle for a few weeks, but it seems to do a great job conditioning the leather without leaving a greasy feel.
    Date published: 2012-11-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Have leather? Need this product! Effax is the best leather conditioner out there, bar none.
    Date published: 2012-11-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Leather Conditioner I love this stuff. I am kind of a slacker when it comes to conditioning my tack but this stuff does a wonderful job and doesn't make my tack all sticky as other brands do sometimes. I would say a tub lasts me maybe 9 months? Not positive on that one. Regardless you can't beat this stuff.
    Date published: 2012-10-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super Product! This is the only product that I use to maintain my saddle. The leather stays supple and does not dry out from the southern heat. Also, if you happen to get caught in a light worry, the rain repels in route to the barn.
    Date published: 2012-10-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from No More Slippery Saddle My saddle had become very slippery so I was looking for something that would make my saddle tacky. This stuff worked like a charm, my saddle is no longer slippery and it feels great. This did exactly what I needed it to do.
    Date published: 2012-09-13
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