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Can I use just plain vegetable oil?
For my saddle. That's all I have, and there are 2 people at the ranch that told me that's all they've ever used on their saddles, and that it's a total waste of money to buy the "saddle oils" at the tack store?
I don't know! :? I would love to find the answer tho...I tend to be the kind of person that goes out and gets the right stuff for the job. I don't know that I would want to try that one with an expensive saddle, I'd be so scared I'd ruin it.
^Same here, I'm also unsure. :?
vegetable oil? hmmm If you used the veggie oil for the saddle and a cider vinager-garlic for the flys, you run the risk of riding on salad dressing. :shock: If you trail ride packing a lunch of carrots and different veggies you could put the oil and flyspray right on lunch for a dandy vinagerett! Seriously I wonder if it might make rats or mice want to chew on the saddle or maybe attracting rodents into the tack barn?
Yes you can.
Watch out though, some of those oils smell really strong and make your leather attractive to rodents.
I find that in the long run it is cheaper to use a product specifically designed for the job. Olive oil is expensive!
we used olive oil as a deep conditioning/bring dead leather back so to speak.
it smelled awful - - but worked (took about 5 days to completely soak in) - - and darkened the leather significantly.
Personally, i like a good, true neatsfoot oil - - fiebings is the best IMO
Veg oil is very tasty to mice! But, yest it does work. Otherwise, I agree with everyone else, use what is intended for the job. Lexol is great, Bickmore has a wonderful conditioner as well.
I want to say no, but I have no idea why--just seems like I heard it's hard on stitching or something. I've always used good, old fashioned neatsfoot oil--you've got to get the real thing, though--it needs to say that it really is neatfoot oil--something else has a similar name...
Shucks, this post is just chock full of useful info, isn't it? Sorry--lol!
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