Nowadays we strive to make the world a little better place (more sustainable) for our kids and next generations. We want to be the best alternative and counterweight to all the unnatural and industrial made balms available in stores all over the globe. Our balm consists of only natural ingredients like beeswax and pure mineral oils which will preserve, restore and waterproof all your leather goods, whatever the leather grade might be. It will give back your leathers original gleam, keeps it supple and protects it against the elements that dry and age leather.
The blend we use is fairly much older than we might know, but 1983 is the year this family tradition and old recipe was put on paper for the first time. This year has a special place in our hearts. To honor this great year it has a featured place on our logo. It’s also mends to give good fortune for whoever Erwin’s might use.
As we said before. Our ingredients are fair, simple and absolutely no secret. We use 100% pure pine oil, almond oil, cacao butter & organic beeswax.
100% ORGANIC BEESWAX
Beeswax is a natural wax produced by honey bees and of great importance for our leather balm. It has been used since prehistory as a lubricant and waterproofing agent, as a polish for wood and leather, for making candles and as an ingredient in cosmetics. Beeswax is edible, having similarly negligible toxicity to plant waxes, and is approved for food use in most countries and in the European Union under the E number E901. The use of beeswax in skin care and cosmetics has been increasing. A German study found beeswax to be superior to similar barrier creams. Beeswax is used in lip balm, lip gloss, hand creams, salves, and moisturizers. Beeswax is also an important ingredient in moustache wax and hair pomades, which make hair look sleek and shiny.
100% PURE ALMOND OIL
Almonds are a rich source of oil, with 50% of dry mass. Almonds are included as a good source of protein. It is enriched with Vitamins E and A, which are good for both skin, hair and leather. In Erwin’s leather balm it acts as a skin nourisher facilitating skin lightening and tan removal.
100% PURE CACAO BUTTER
Cacao butter is a pale-yellow, edible fat extracted from the cocoa bean. It is used to make chocolate & Erwin’s leather balm. Cocoa butter has a cocoa flavor and aroma. Its melting point is just below human body temperature. As a nontoxic solid at room temperature that melts at body temperature, it is considered an ideal base for medicinal suppositories. The velvety texture, pleasant fragrance and emollient properties of cocoa butter have made it a popular ingredient in products for the skin, such as soaps and lotions.
100% PURE PINE OIL
Pine oil is also an essential oil in our leather balm. It’s obtained by the steam distillation of stumps, needles, twigs and cones from pine trees. In alternative medicine, it is said to be used in aromatherapy, as a scent in bath oils or more commonly as a cleaning product. It may also be used varyingly as a (mildly antiseptic) disinfectant, sanitizer, microbicide or insecticide.