Combine 2 squirts of glycerin soap with 2 cups warm water. Use mild liquid dish soap if you don't have glycerin soap.
Moisten a soft cloth in the soapy water. Blot the surface of the leather with the soapy water until all visible dirt is removed.
Soak a cloth in clear water. Wipe the surface of the leather, removing any remaining soap so it doesn't form a film.
Buff the leather with an absorbent cloth until it's dry. Allowing the leather to air dry without buffing may result in stiffness or mildew.
Mix 1 part rubbing alcohol with 1 part water. Blot any mildewed areas on the handbag with the alcohol solution until clean. Mildew tends to form on leather areas exposed to moisture, such as on the bottom of handbags or if the leather isn't allowed to dry thoroughly after cleaning. Allow the alcohol to air dry.
Things You Will Need
- Glycerin soap
- Soft cleaning cloths
- Absorbent cloths
- Rubbing alcohol
- Treat leather handbags with a leather conditioner after cleaning. This helps keep the bag supple and protects the leather.