Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: East Central Illinois
The best saddle care products will ALWAYS work on your leather. However, if you're not using it you probably won't remember to oil it. I have a few 100yo+ saddles in various conditions and others not so old. (I also live in a 100 yo house.) Basic oil soap, straight, will clean and oil leather and wood in a pinch especially if you don't have Lexol or other good stuff. ($3.00/liter) I have partially restored some of my wooden windows with just oil soap, poured on and wiped off. I also really like saddle soap.
If the saddles aren't really dried out you can take a hose and thoroughly rinse, then soap, rinse and towel dry, and then oil them.