I use the natural oils that come from many hours of hard pedaling on my Brooks saddles!
Oh.. this is a family forum is it?
Well, it was all going great and was lasting with zero care... And then I had to go and lean on it with sunscreen on the weekend and POOF! Shiny leather-ness where I was leaning on it is gone.
(It probably was time to start taking care of it though).
There is the magic cream called Proofide made by Brooks for Brooks saddles but your normal horsey mix will work fine. I thought that the horsey people used a special fat/wax/tallow mix for the preservation and codliver oil for polishing.
I make my own from a secret recipe which I will reveal to you if you send me a PM.
Providing I can find it because one batch lasts for at least 10 years.
Horsey people have many different oils/fats/waxes depending on how crazy they are in preserving their leather. I like to do pretty much zero maintenance (synthetic saddles, for the win!) and I like using the easy leather oil which is an oil. Only thing is that when I use it I can't hold the reins for a while as they are so slippery with leathery-happy-goodness. But at least I've helped to preserve the leather for another few months.
This morning there were bicycle police at the tram stop on Macarthur St (between the old Treasury and Parliament). So I decided to be a busy body and tell them that instead of booking cyclists who failed to stop for the tram (not that I saw anyone doing that as I went past), maybe they should move 50 metres further up and book each and every single motorist that stops in the 'keep clear' section at the cyclist black spot intersection (St Andrews Place) just before the pedestrian lights. (The intersection that has actually had a cyclist fatality, not to mention I've had some near misses and I've seen an accident and a few near misses there. It was modified to introduce this extra keep clear section so that right hand turners could actually SEE cyclists coming down Macarthur, not that I've ever seen motorists actually keep clear). I don't think they cared (I said to them "Hey, if you want to issue more TINs, there is a keep clear section just up there that motorists regularly ignore.")
Oh well, guess the police don't target motorists and only target cyclists.