Pour 1 tsp. of household vinegar into a bowl to clean, disinfect and deodorize the leather strop.
Pour 1 tsp. of olive oil or food-grade linseed oil into the bowl as well to hydrate the wood and leather.
Dip a cleaning cloth into the solution.
Rub the damp cloth over the leather strop, cleaning the leather, wood base and all other parts as well.
Allow the leather strop to dry overnight. The oil will penetrate into the leather and wood, nourishing both parts of the strop.
Buff the strop in small, circular motions with the cleaning cloth the following day to wipe away oil residue.