When leather gets dry, it's going to absorb anything it comes into contact with, resulting in water, mud, and salt marks that can leave the leather permanently stained. Our Leather Salve utilizes natural waxes, butters, and oils to quickly and evenly reintroduce vital oils and nutrients to the leather. When the Salve has been absorbed, a thin layer of white wax will form on the surface. Use a horsehair brush or soft cloth to buff until transparent. This thin layer of wax acts as a protective barrier against the elements, but also helps to seal in the oils and nutrients absorbed by the leather.